I recently have taken the time to read through this little devotional book for boys. I think it is a great book for both boys that can read and a nice reference book for parents of younger boys that are not yet able to read! My son is only three and with things like, "God's Promises when you need to be a good sport" and then they give a little poem, along with three scripture references. This book is full of great places to go to in the Bible to help little boys in certain situations in life!The other part of the book is the wonderful illustrations! Each of the Promises has an illustration that goes with it and the poem! A great book for parents of boys both younger and early teens!
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.