My 4 year old son loves this bible! We read 1 or 2 stories from it every night. Its easy to understand and really brings up a lot of questions about God. Great buy and something to treasure and read over and over.
A sort of cross between a Bible storybook and a devotional, every few pages offers a glimpse into a Bible story, gives some related biblical quotes, and presents parents some ideas for related activities or discussion questions. For example, the first story in the book is the story of creation, subtitled "God's Powerful Word Creates." The narrative, while it does retell the story of creation, mostly focuses on what we can learn from the story. Specifically, that God is eternal, there is no one and nothing like God, God alone is "uncreated," God is completely independent, and that God's word is "so powerful that he commands things that don't exisist to exist, and they obey."The author then suggests children work their way through the alphabet, naming something God created. Or, think about a single thing God made, like a human's ear, and ponder how marvelous it is. Or "discuss God's right, as Creator, to make and do with us as he sees best."Other chapters deal with topics such as:* God requires obedience from his creatures* God shows grace to sinners* God judges sin and saves from judgement* God keeps his promises* God chooses to bless us because of his grace alone* God works even through evil* God works through humble means for his gloryand so on. Along the way, biblical stories like that of Joseph, Moses, Solomon, and the life of Jesus are told, but rarely in an in-depth manner. This book is not designed to take the place of a Bible or Bible storybook.What I Like: The concept behind this book is unique and powerful. It's not often modern children's books focus on how amazing and mighty God is. Throughout, illustrations by Tim O'Connor add life to the text through realistic and colorful drawings.What I Dislike: Nothing, really, although more illustrations would open up this book to a slightly younger crowd.Overall Rating: Very GoodKristina SeleshankoChristian Children's Book Review
One of the most important things that I believe parents can do for their children is to ensure that they are raised with a strong Christian foundation. One of the best ways to do this is to spend time together doing family devotions. Mighty Acts of God: A Family Bible Story Book teaches kids Bible stories about Moses, Elijah, Rahab, Samson, Saul, Paul, Timothy and so many more. The first thing that caught my eye about this book is the illustrations. I love that the illustrator (Tim O'Connor) chose to use classic illustrations instead of the cartoon type ones that have become widely popular. I feel it better suits a family devotional to have classic illustrations. Also, I love that the book has questions for you to work through with your kids after you read the Bible story. This book is written for ages 4-10, but I think the questions are better suited for the older children. One thing I would have loved to see is easier questions or activities for the younger children. The devotionals are very well written, however it's very hard to write a devotional that can keep the attention of both a 4 year old and 10 year old, and I would say it's geared towards the older children.
Excellent Bible storybook! This book is different than any others because it tells the story highlighting God's movement and action on behalf of His people! Every story is Biblically accurate; yet, it highlights ALMIGHTY GOD more than the characters in the story. A wonderful presentation to children! This is useful for families desiring to have devotional time with children. Also very useful to Sunday School teachers and others who are leading the little ones to Jesus! I would buy one for every student in my Sunday school class if I could. Wonderful resource! The author is obviously a gifted Bible teacher in teaching little ones about our GREAT GOD!