This book brought back a delightful wave of memories when our children were younger and the adventures of Bibleman—a faithful staple in our home. Alas, they are teenagers now, so it's been a second or two since I've engaged with our mighty fictional hero. However, the truth presented in this little story was on point just as I remember.
Bibleman and his team engage in battle with the Grand Duchess of Greed during her scheme to trick Lila into buying a glittery, expensive phone case instead of giving her pledge of $30 to the school fund-raiser for those in need of food and clothes. Armed with the story of Elijah and the widow coupled with Jesus' words in Luke 6, the Bibleteam are just in time to save Lila from committing a sin she would have regretted.
Give, and it will be given to you . . . For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you."
Greed. Such a relevant topic in today's world. And one is never too young to learn the importance of giving from a heart overflowing with gratitude. My junior reviewer, Brooklyn, turns 8 in October, and is an avid reader. She enjoyed the story, learning more about what Jesus has to say about giving. She totally understood the concept of greed. The glittery and shiny, perfect temptations for a girl of her age (and for us bigger girls as well . . . ahem). Brooklyn loved the colorful illustrations. She did say she asked her mother for help with a few of the bigger words, and she would have liked if the book were a little longer. For those reasons, she gave the book 4/5 stars.
However, the book pushes to 5 stars for me because of the Parent Connection page, Remember (Scripture), Read (Additional Scripture and Application) and Think (3 questions to discuss with your child) with a key thought in bold.
Show God's love with generosity.
Highly recommend. Age range is 4-8. Grade level P-2nd grade. 17 pages.
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.