This book features the Gospel Project for Kids, whose purpose states, "Through The Gospel Project® for Kids, kids and preschoolers will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption."
That being explained, this is another winner! 100 Bible Stories from the Old and New Testaments told with scripture (Holman Christian Standard Bible), age appropriate discussion questions, brilliant and lively illustrations (Heath McPherson), and the best of all—the Christ Connection. From Adam and Eve to King Saul to Jonah to Mary and Joseph to the crucifixion to the first church to Revelation, each tied together to explain the purpose of Scripture. What can very easily be understood as segmented, unrelated stories becomes an epic adventure with one central character—Jesus, and one central purpose—God's plan for salvation.
The Extras in this book are over the top brilliant. A Parent Connection guide on Page 6 provides practical tools to use with your child while studying the stories told on the pages. The Big Picture Icons are divided topically and initiate a meaningful dialogue, in addition to organizing the information. There is also an option to scan a QR code and download a free App wherein the illustrations come alive with movement and audio.
The cover of the book is sturdy and able to stand up to some rough handling.
There is a bookmark sown in for easy place-keeping.
The illustrations are appropriate, without being unrealistic, making this book a resource for younger (preschool) and older (elementary-aged) children alike.
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Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.