Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My ABC Bible Verses from the Psalms by Susan Hunt and Richie Hunt

Recommendation: ***** (5-star)

On this adventure through the Psalms, with two of my favorite authors, your child will learn about our great God and why He is worthy of our worship and praise. On each page a verse from the Psalms is given to represent a letter of the alphabet. The verse is accompanied by a short story about Bill, Missy and their family that teaches and illustrates the verse. Your child will love the beautiful illustrations as well as the adventures of Missy and Bill. The verses are simple enough for your child to memorize and if they memorize all the verses presented they will have Psalm 100 hidden in their hearts!

Positives: Not only is this book beautifully illustrated, it serves a greater purpose of teaching kids about God. Families with young children will love to use this for a daily devotional and work on memorizing the verses. I love how at the end of each story it provides another Bible reference to reiterate the point of the story. I also love the "Let's Talk" and "Let's Pray" sections highlighted at the end of the story. What a great opportunity to further discuss with your child the meaning of the Scripture and help them apply it to their heart. Please be sure to read the letter from the authors at the beginning of the book, it will help you understand their purposes in writing this book and give you clear direction as you read it with your children.

Negatives: None

Talking Points: I highly recommend that you use the "Let's Talk" section at the end of each story. It is important for us to engage our children in the Scripture and by asking questions you will see what their level of understanding is and where you can help them to grow. Use the rich language of Scripture to direct their hearts and minds to worship their Creator God who loves and cares for them. Model and teach them to pray prayers of adoration to their Savior, thanking  and worshiping Him for who He is.

Age Level: 3-8 years of age - While mainly geared toward preschoolers, your slightly older children will enjoy it as well.

I received a free copy of this book from Crossway Publishing in exchange for this review.

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