Sunday, December 30, 2012

Wondrous Works of God (review)

Wondrous Works of God

Wondrous Works of God
Written by Starr Meade
Illustrated by Tim O’Conner

Wondrous Works of God is a chronological compilation of various Bible stories for children.  Each story is clearly labeled with a title, and the verses it covers.  Then, in each story, Starr Meade talks to your children, and tells them a story.

Each story is accompanied by a verse or verses, and though they may not be directly from the set of verses the story covers, they do correlate.  At the end of each story is an application titled “As for me and my house…” with questions for discussion.

The illustrations are cartoonish, and personally, I like children’s books to have life-like illustrations that children can relate to, but that is a matter of preference.  The illustrations are tasteful and are appropriate for children.

If you are looking for simple, straightforward retelling, this may not be the book for you.  Meade interjects with thoughts, opinions and interpretations.  She does this in a friendly, non-threatening way to children, but I understand this can be a hot topic for some parents, so it should be brought to attention. 

The stories are short; only about 3-4 pages in length.  There are 90 stories total, so it is not a comprehensive coverage of the Bible, but it is a good start for young children.

Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from Crossway Publishing in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.

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