Thursday, September 25, 2014

Treasury of Bible Stories Book Review

A few months ago, I started reading Connor Really Woolly Bedtime Prayers before nap time and bed time. Teaching Connor about Jesus is something that I put importance on but was a bit stumped on how to do it so that he could understand. While he has caught on to praying and gives an awfully cute "ame" (sounds like Amy) for his Amen, I wanted to start reading him from a Bible he would enjoy and connect with.


 
Children ages 4-8 will be delighted by these rhyming Bible stories pairing spiritual truths with playful illustrations. Featuring lyrical stories full of lighthearted moments, this colorful collection of Magnificent Tales is perfect for reading out loud. As families read these stories night after night, they will make memories together while learning about the Bible.

The author Kelly Pulley was born and raised in a quaint Midwestern town surrounded by corn and soybean fields. He was brought up to love and create art alongside his artistically talented mother, while his father, ex-WWII bomber pilot, fireman and electrician, worked multiple jobs to keep him and his four siblings in Red Ball Jet tennis shoes. Pulley began his career as a graphic artist at a leading sportswear screen-printing company. He remained in that industry for seventeen years before taking a full-time position illustrating dozens of The Beginner’s Bible series of books, including the latest version of The Beginner’s Bible (2005), which sold more than 1.5 million copies. He’s also authored and illustrated four other books in the Magnificent Tales™ series from David C Cook: Food for a Fish, Good News of Great Joy, The Biggest and Toughest, and Daniel for Lunch.

 
Treasury of Bible Stories is broken up into 20 chapters starting with "Tricked by a Snake" and moving onto "God's Bigger Plan" and the story of Esther and ending with "He has Risen" and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Pulley's childrens book offers catchy rhymes and colorful pages that are perfect for reading out loud to a little one and keeping their attention. As our family incorporates this book into our daily routine, we are giving Connor the gift of the Bible and God's word. One of my favorite parts of the book is written in the Lost and Found chapter, which is based on Luke 15:11-32:

"He said, 'Children, I'll only be here a short time.
I say to you, love one another.
Where I go, you can't go.
It's important you know,
you must always show love to each other."


What books do you read to your little ones that share the teaching of the Bible? Both books shared with you today are new favorites and I'm excited to watch CJ grow into his faith.

(I received Treasury of Bible Stoires at no cost in return for my honest published opinions and review by Litfuse Publicity)

22 comments:

  1. I may have to check this out. Our favorites so far have been The Jesus Storybook Bible and The Read And Learn Bible.

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    1. Connor and I can read one chapter a day so ideally, we will be able to get through this book in 20 days! That's the bible start to finish!

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  2. Lovely. I remember having something similar as a little girl.

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    1. I remember reading the Bible, in black and white. This is so colorful and really gets your attention.

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  3. I am definitely going to have to keep this bookmarked for when I have a little one :) Thank you for sharing!

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  4. This sounds like an adorable book!

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    1. This would be perfect for him for Easter next Spring when it is a little over 1!

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  6. I'll have to save this for when I have kids! Thanks!

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    1. It's a great book for little ones. It makes learning scripture so fun.

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  7. This is cute for kids - I never had any books on Jesus - I grew up on CS Lewis though which is kind of similar as it's heavily based on the Bible. we also had these awesome prayer blankets which I really loved growing up.

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    1. CS Lewis is amazing and some of my favorite quotes are from him.

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  8. Love this book!!! We read it every night too:)

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    1. It's been a big hit with Connor. He points out animals and boats and objects that he is familiar with.

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  9. We are not religious but it seems like a cute intro for the babes!
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    http://theaccidentalmama.com/

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    1. It is. It's perfect for our family's needs.

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  10. We have several different Bible books and Children's Bibles. We rotate through them pretty frequently.

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    1. I love this one for a lot of reasons but the stories are quick and keep his attention which is a must in our world.

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  11. Absolutely love this! Teaching Mason about Jesus is one of my favorite things!! We do not have this book, but will be adding it soon. Connor’s little “ame” is so sweet!!!! Love that. 2 of Mason’s favorite books are The Easter Story and Prayers for Little Boys.

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    1. Connor needs Prayers for Little Boys! I'm adding it to his birthday/Christmas list. Thank you for the suggestion!

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