1. I AM: The Names of God for Little Ones
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    I AM: The Names of God for Little Ones
    Diane Stortz
    Thomas Nelson / 2018 / Hardcover
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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  1. Elena Wiggins
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    I Am review
    September 2, 2018
    Elena Wiggins
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A beautifully written and illustrated children's book focusing on twelve names of God: Creator (Elohim), God All-Powerful (El Shaddai), I Am (Jehovah), God Who Saves (El Moshaah), The Lord Will Provide (Jehovah Jireh), The Lord Who Heals (Jehovah Rophe), Son of God, Teacher, Good Shepherd, Savior, Friend, and King of Kings. Each name of God corresponds with a short paragraph summary of a Bible story, a Bible verse mentioning that specific name of God, and one-sentence prayer thanking God for that specific attribute. I personally love studying the names and attributes of God because they help me stay grounded in who God says He is and His truth, especially in times when culture, social media, and my own anxiety and fears tend to sway me to think my problems or circumstances dictate what is true. I have experienced peace, joy, and a relief from anxiety in seasons when I am focusing on who God is, and what a better way to do that than study what His Word, the Bible, says about Him. So I believe this little book is filled with life-impacting truth that can help young children start to grasp the powerful yet loving God we have. And what a great opportunity for Christian parents to discuss both God's names as well as why they are important with little ones. Understanding these particular names of God will hopefully help children feel loved, protected, and secure as children of God.

    "Those who know your name put their trust in You." (Psalm 9:10)

    My age recommendation: Kindergarten to grade-school aged children.
  2. Creative2xmom
    California
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Wonderful Addition to Your Preschooler's Library
    August 27, 2018
    Creative2xmom
    California
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This sweet little board book, designed for ages three and up, explores the attributes of God through his names. Each two-page spread focuses on a different name such as Creator, Provider, Healer, and Son of God. For each attribute, the reader will notice the name, a verse that goes with it (Lk 1:35 for Son of God), a short story illustrating what the name means (as well as Scriptural reference), and a simple prayer. This board book is also beautifully illustrated, adding interest and depth to each layout.

    A few years ago, we reviewed the older version of the I AM book for ages 4-8 years, and have read it again and again. When I saw that a younger addition was being released, I was skeptical. Could it rise to the bar that had been set? Or would it be found lacking for substance? I have to say I have been overjoyed with this book. The text in each section is simple and short, but more substantial than most board books. The concepts aren't watered down and the true spirit of Scripture is still there.

    This is a board book that is definitely worth the price and one that I would be delighted to share with the children in my life.

    *Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
  3. joanna
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent book for preschoolers
    August 23, 2018
    joanna
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I was excited to review I Am: The Names if God for Little Ones by Diane Shortz. I have six children and I homeschool them all. I love to find children's material that teach the nature of God. Finding this book brought excitement because I love teaching the nature and character of God. The names of God are important because they are simple but profound ways to learn the nature and character of God.I Am: The Names if God for Little Ones by Diane Shortz is a children's board book with a semi-soft cover. Each two-spread page has a name of God, two scriptures and a prayer. I absolutely love that the author uses the Hebrew Names for Creator (Elohim), God All-Powerful (El Shaddai), I Am (Jehovah), God Who Saves (El Moshaah), The Lord Will Provide ( Jehovah Jireh), The Lord Who Heals (Jehovah Rophe) and Teacher (Rabbi). When the book goes into New Testament names of God (Son of God, Teacher / Rabbi, Good Shepherd, Savior, Friend and King of Kings) only one of the names is in Hebrew. I wish the book would have included more Hebrew names like Adonai for Lord and Yeshua for Jesus.I would recommend I Am: The Names if God for Little Ones by Diane Shortz for Preschoolers because it is a board book and the lack of detail. This book is a good book for introducing preschoolers to the names of God with some Scripture. I am happy to have this book to teach my littles.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
  4. Cheryl
    Prospect,KY
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Precious board book for children
    August 12, 2018
    Cheryl
    Prospect,KY
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    God has so many attributes....provider, protector, all-powerful, healer, teacher, creator, and Savior. He also has names that mean just those attributes. What a precious gift to give your little one to teach him the various names and attributes of God through easy to understand examples from the Bible and scripture verses. Also included with each name for God is a brief prayer you can pray with your little one. These special attributes and names for God will help him/her better understand the One who created them and how much He loves them.

    If you follow my blog, you know what a big fan of board books I am. I love how little hands can handle the book without fear of damage. This volume is no exception with its sturdy pages, slightly padded front cover and rounded corners.

    I enjoyed the bright colorful illustrations but was a bit taken aback by the final illustration of Jesus returning on the white horse, hand raised as if saying "I'm here!".

    I do think this book most appropriate for children at least 3 or 4 years of age in order to begin to have an understanding of the names of God and obtain a sense of what that means to them. I must admit that I had difficulty trying to figure out one of the pronunciations even with it phonetically illustrated. Other than the names of God, the language is simple enough for children younger than my recommendation.

    I did receive this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I found the content solid and firmly believe it is never too early to help children gain an understanding of God's love.
  5. Janet
    Belton, TX
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Inspired Artwork
    August 9, 2018
    Janet
    Belton, TX
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I adore this big board book! Can't wait to share it with my granddaughter, in fact. My 11-year-old daughter read it with me, for the sake of review, of course, and gave it her thumbs up.

    What makes this book? The pictures. The artwork is adorable, yet relevant to the message of each two-page spread. Colorful. Inspiring. Surprising - I've never seen a peacock in the Garden of Eden, yet I suppose they would have been there. The artist even managed to make those shapless, Bible times tunics look pretty. I suppose they could have been. I admired her vision.

    In biblical order, each two-page spread introduces a name for God. Underneath the Old Testament names are the Hebrew words for the name with a pronunciation guide. (I don't know how relevant or interesting this is to a toddler, but it can't hurt to introduce the words.) Each name is followed by a Bible verse that illustrates why the name is God's. These are followed by short Bible story synopses which show the name in action. Each spread ends with a prayer, thanking God for Who He Is and what He does.

    This book would be great for evening devotions with very little ones, the start of a habit that can grow with the child. I thank TommyNelson Kids for sending me a complimentary copy to share with my family and review for you. I recommend this book.
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