Saturday, June 5, 2010

What did Jesus say? Book Review (Tween devotional)


What did Jesus say?

Bible Verses on Issues You Deal With


by


Diane Bay, Carolyn Larsen, Ed Pub Concepts


Ages: 8-12

(it's not such a bad book though for any age!)

ISBN-13: 9781414331805
ISBN: 1414331800


Summary from the publisher:

Kids, much like adults, are looking for answers and guidance about the issues they face every day. What Did Jesus Say? is an easy-to-use topical Bible that combines the words Jesus said about 62 subjects.


Each topic is explained before the verses, and the words of Jesus are summed up after the verses to help youth understand what they’ve read. Some of the topics include anger, jealousy, humility, love, fear, hate, grief, and worry.


This book is a natural bridge between colorful story Bibles for children and full-text Bibles for teens and adults. It is perfect for tweens—kids “in between” these ages. The one-color graphics relate to the subject and make reading the Bible text easier and more interesting for this age group.


My Impressions:

I was really excited about this book when I got. I decided to read through this book first and then go through it again with the whole family.

Overall, I really liked this book! I appreciated being able to read it two ways ~ either by topic (each chapter is a stand alone discussion of a topic) or as a daily devotionals. There was excellent reference to Bible verses and I was quite excited to share this with my family ~ specifically our tween boys.

The outcome? All of us really enjoyed this book! It is easy to read, easy to use and it really delves into the Bible and what Jesus shared about each subject. The devotionals sparked family interaction, debate and talks which is what I describe as great family together time.

The targeted age group is 8-12 but let me tell you...both my husband and I found things we needed to recognize and learn too! (much to the delight of both our boys ~ LOL)


Many thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for sending me this book to review.

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