Each 2 page spread has a 4 line poem celebrating an attribute of God, 3-4 Bible verses which support the theme, and a cartoon of a little boy reflecting the theme. It is a simple formula for a cute book. This book is a simple book of promises for little boys ages 6-8. Like any book of promises, it is not meant to be read cover to cover but in topic form. I am not sure a young boy would use this book for its intended purpose, but it is a cute book of promises.I am not sure if I really like this book but it does speak truth.To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I must post that Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book to review. I also must say that the opinions are all mine
There is a new gift book available by Thomas Nelson. It is titled God's Promises for Boys, and written by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker. It has a collection of verses, taken from the International Children's Bible, that can comfort and encourage young boys in their everyday life. Each page has colorful illustrations and a 4 line poem, followed by 3 or 4 Bible verses that apply and support that particular truth. The first section is God's Promises When... and that includes topics like when you are worried, feel guilty or lonely, are angry, are afraid, etc. The second section is God's Promises About...God' love, grace, obeying your parents, serving, etc. Then it goes on to subjects like God Wants You To..., God's Promises of Help When..., God's Promises about Making a Difference, God's Promises About Jesus, and God's Promises for You. I feel it is a handy reference book for a school-age boy to see the promises made by God. As a parent you can help teach them how God is there for them through every situation. The verses are right at his fingertips and he can easily find them when going through a tough time. I read this book to my 7 year old boy, and I believe he is just at the starting age for this. He can easily use this book up until at least junior high. The colorful cartoon-like pictures help keep his attention as he hides God's word in his heart!
This is the 7th book I have reviewed as a book review blogger for Book Sneeze (previously known as Thomas Nelson).I immediately request to review a copy of the book when I saw how cute the cover is, what more, it's for boys! Hooray! As a mother of a 14 months old boy, I get very excited when I stumbled into books for babies, toddlers and especially boys!Like I said, the book has a nice adorable and appealing cover. I like the colors used in the illustrations as it brings a comfy casual feeling - sort of like a prelude to a relaxing and easy going book.I love the way the authors lay out the scriptures accordingly, like God's promises when you are happy, or when you need help and so on. Of course at the moment, as I read and show my toddler the illustrations, I can see how fascinated he was with the colorful pages.Overall, I give this book a 9 out of 10. Go and get one! :D
Cute little book full of Gods word for little boys. This is a very attractive, hardcover book . The illustrations are colorful and eye catching, making it easier to keep the attention of little ones. I like that the book is organized by subjects that make it easy to apply scripture to many given topics. Some of the headings are Gods promises when you need help, God wants you to count your blessings, and Gods promises about Jesus; He is your friend. Each topic starts out with a little rhyme and then includes 3-4 bible verses that coincide with that particular promise. The verses are out of the International Childrens Bible, and are very understandable while still being true to the Word of God. The text is age appropriate for about ages four and up as a read aloud, however, I wouldnt expect a very young child to be able to read this on there own. Because each topic can be read in as little as five minutes, this would make a great bedtime book. Each topic is illustrated, which is a plus for most children. The pages are high quality and glossy, making it a nice gift book as well. Very nice! I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an unbiased review.
I think it was in college when I bought a book of "Bible Promises". Essentially, it was a collection of Bible verses on various subjects taken out of context. I knew that this book was going to be such a book, but I was hoping that the verses would be really good ones and on target for the various subjects I expect to have to tackle with my son in the years to come. What I found was a book with 3 or 4 rhyming lines about the topic and then 3-4 verses. Sometimes the verses made logical sense to me and then other times not. I don't think it would be a very good devotional because it would be too quick. If you just want to check the box, I suppose you could use this book, but there are so many books out there that I think would be better. There were several topics about doing something wrong. Rather than reminding children that they should strive to do the right thing or that they should apologize and ask forgiveness, this book talked over and over about forgiveness and how children shouldn't feel guilty. Yes, it is true that we are forgiven. We attended a church for several years where grace was preached a lot--but living rightly wasn't. People are so afraid of legalism that as a culture we seem to shy away from even talking about how we should live. That way of looking at things seems to be very prevalent in this book. There is much talk of grace, but not of living rightly and repentance. I know this is just a book for little boys and parents. Maybe I sound too serious in this review, but I think there are many books that I would recommend instead of this book. For younger children 2-4, I would recommend the Read Aloud Bible Stories by Ella Lindvall and Big Thoughts for Little People by Kenneth Taylor for devotionals. For 4-6 year olds, I would recommend an out of print book called Everyday Adventures by Pat Holt if you ever come across a copy. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this book for review.