I received this book from Shelton Interactive at no charge to me in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Sammy Experiences God is a well-written, beautifully illustrated book that is based on the Experiencing God teaching of Henry Blackaby. This children's book, written by Tom Blackaby and Rick Osborne, is the story of a boy named Sammy who wants to meet and have an adventure with God just like the ones he loves learning about in the Bible. Sammy tries to find God in a variety of settings, including camping and hiking, but gets discouraged as nothing seems to work. Yet, a fishing trip with Grandpa reveals the answer to Sammy's search.
This book is both a fun read and a definite conversation opener with younger children on God's involvement in their lives. Since children think more often in literal terms, this is an excellent resource to help children understand the ways God can communicate with us. Plus, there are several Scriptures, stories, and questions to further explore along the way. There are secret messages your child can find, plus hidden frogs to find (Sammy has a pet frog) that will add to concept that sometimes we need to search a bit more to discover things for ourselves. The illustrations by Isabella Kung are fantastic and detailed to give even the non-reader kids a chance to ask questions and have fun. Overall, a great book!
Sammy loves reading Bible stories and wants to experience God for himself. The book takes Sammy and the reader on a journey to learn about how to personally experience God. Each page is filled with scriptures and questions to help in the experience.
My kids and I loved this book. The book is extremely interactive. The questions are conversation starters. The frogs add a fun element and the secret codes were perfect for my son. While incredibly fun, it was also the well written and thought provoking message that really hit home with us. It was a fresh new way of presenting a loving and caring heavenly Father. Will definitely be keeping this book and re-reading it often.
I received this book free of charge from Shelton Interactive in exchange for my honest review.