The story of Joshua is accurately retold from the Bible (from the book of Joshua). The Bibletime series by Carine Mackenzie have been praised for their accurate retelling of great Bible stories. This timeless collection has been printed in many languages throughout the world and sold in their millions. They can be read over and over again.
Joshua-The Brave Leader: A Bibletime Book
When my son, Joshua, was given this book as a gift I was skeptical and wondered if he would like it. But I love the way the story is written-- accurate, thorough, and with questions that challenge the reader to serve God faithfully like Joshua in the Old Testament. It is quite long but doesn't stop my five-year-old from requesting the Bible story with his name. My other children also have books from this series and we highly recommend them!
November 12, 2013
Joshua: The Brave Leader, written by Carine MacKenzie and illustrated by Duncan McLaren, is part of the Bible Time series of books by Christian Focus Publications. Although there seem to be plenty of books about Moses, there arent as many about Joshua, Moses main helper during the Israelites 40 years of exile in the wilderness. And, most of the ones about Joshua focus only on his part in the battle of Jericho.But, Joshua did so much more than win the battle of Jericho. The author faithfully retells the story of Joshuas life, beginning with the Israelites journey into the desert and ending with his death at the age of 110. Joshua not only helped Moses lead the people through the wilderness, he also led the Israelites in their battles to conquer the land of Canaan, which the Lord had promised he would give to Moses people. The illustrations are bright and colorful and sure to hold a youngsters attention.What I Like: I liked being able to read a book about Joshua that gave more depth and meaning to his role in the Bible.What I Dislike: The publisher gives the age level as 4-7-year-olds. Although the books format is set up for this age group, the language used is too advanced for them. I think simpler language and shorter sentences would have been more appropriate.Overall Rating: Good
February 25, 2009