One Big Story Seek-and-Circle Bible Battles is a hardback interactive children's book that explores six major battles from Scripture, relating each of them to the passage presented in Ephesians 6: 10-19.
"God gives us what we need to stand strong against evil. Every day, we fight a spiritual battle. People and powers who are against God will fight against us, but we can be strong in the Lord. God calls us to put on the full armor of God so we can be ready to take the good news about Jesus into the world."
The book opens with a parent connection page discussing Romans 8:31-39, expanding the idea of God's people fighting enemies as they entered the promise land and Paul's discussion of fighting unseen spiritual battles.
Six pictorial battles are presented on 2-paged layout.
1) The Battle of Jericho
2) Israel vs the Five Kings
3) Deborah, Barak, and Jael
4) Gideon vs. the Midianites
5) David and Goliath
6) Judah Taken Captive
For each battle there is a scripture reference, 20 seek and circle items (you will need to purchase a dry erase marker), an armor of God "find" (the belt, the sword, the breast-plate, the shield, the helmet and the shoes), and a Christ Connection.
The positives are the Scripture references and the Christ Connection. I appreciate how B&H connects the Old Testament with Jesus and His ultimate purpose. The construction of the book is sturdy and the illustrations are colorful. The layout is easy for parents and kids to engage with the content.
The only drawback would be the "busyness" of the graphics. For some children (intended for 4-8 year olds), it could be a bit overstimulating.
Overall, 4 stars!
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.