Recommendation: **** (4-stars)
Positives: I loved that the book included characters we can learn positive and negative lessons from. With so many stories included it also introduces children to "lesser known" characters like Ezra, Hosea and Caiaphas. I was also pleased with the "What Can We Learn" section following each story. Most of these focus on lessons we can learn about God and His character as well as applicable thoughts on how we are to respond to our sin, God's law and other people.
Talking Points: The author gives you a great lead-in for discussion with your child! Use his thoughts on what there is to learn from each character to talk with your child about our great God and Savior. For older children, ask them what they can learn before reading this section! The author is careful to include the gospel throughout the book. Use these opportunities to continue to foster a continual "gospel conversation" with your young children. Remember, God's Word is an effective sword - even in the life of young kids! (2 Timothy 3:16, Heb. 4:12, Eph. 6:17). Use this book as a great tool to introduce Bible characters. Keep your kids in the Scriptures as well and enjoy watching them grow and change.
Age Level: 2-5 years of age
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for this review.