Friday, March 4, 2016

I Will Follow Jesus - Judah & Chelsea Smith

I Will Follow Jesus is a Bible Storybook, written by Judah and Chelsea Smith. Written for younger children, this book is not only sturdy and durable itself, but contains a sturdy and durable message to introduce little ones about the relationship they can have with Jesus. 

Without a doubt, this is my favorite Bible storybook of any I have read. Covering both the Old and the New Testament, the stories told are simplified for children without losing the important message. The introductions give examples kids can relate to like "Have you ever had a friend try to get you to do something bad?" (Daniel) or asking if you have ever told people things you thought were right, but you found out you were wrong (Paul). Then, a story from the Bible is summed up, accurately, but in a form children can understand. After the Scripture, is an "I Will Follow Jesus" that emphasizes the lesson learned, followed by a short prayer.

Children between the ages of 4 - 8 are the intended audience for comprehension level, and the older kids should be able to read it for themselves. This is a 7.2 x 1 x 8.2" hard cover book with thick pages and a satin ribbon to help you keep you place. The book is also beautifully illustrated by Alexandra Ball. I wouldn't recommend it for toddlers, but only because they would be literally chewing on the book rather than on the words that instill a foundation for Christian faith and what it means to follow Jesus. 
I received a copy of this book at no cost to myself for review purposes from BookLook Bloggers. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.

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