Book Reviews

Children’s

A Child's Garden of Bible Stories

A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories: Arthur W. Gross
ISBN 10: 0-7586-0858-6

A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories is a beautifully illustrated book for young children. The text is written at about third grade level, but the language is simple enough for a child, who is being read to, to understand. The pictures can also be used by an adult to tell the stories to a very young child without actually reading the text.

There are 60 stories, which include 28 from The Old Testament starting with the story of Creation and 32 from The New Testament ending with Jesus’ ascension into heaven. If you begin with the first story and follow them in order, you get a very good view of the Bible. I believe that this is also a very relaxing and enjoyable book for adults.

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Child's Garden of Prayer

A Child’s Garden of Prayer: Prayers compiled from many sources
ISBN 10: 0-7586-0785-7

A Child’s Garden of Prayer is a prayer book that was written for children of all ages. There are pages at the beginning for a child’s name and picture. Also included is an explanation of the kinds of prayers there are and a picture of Jesus praying “The Lord’s Prayer.” There are very simple prayers such as, “Dear Jesus, I love you. Amen.” for the very youngest child to more involved prayers for older children. This is a very good book to teach children that Jesus is always there to listen, no matter what we have to say.

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Fiction

Non-Fiction

Celebrating Biblical Feasts

Celebrating Biblical Feasts: Martha Zimmerman
ISBN 0-7394-4073-X

This book is not for everyone. To appreciate what this book offers, you must be familiar with the celebrations that are referred to in the New Testament. Celebrating Biblical Feasts explains how the festivals from the Old Testament grew into the celebrations of the New Testament. The writer also offers suggestions on how someone might observe these festivals in order to strengthen their understanding of the New Testament.

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Land of Milk and Honey Book Cover

The Land of Milk and Honey: John A Beck
ISBN 13: 978-0-7586-0056-1
ISBN 10: 0-7586-0056-9

In Deuteronomy 11:9 God refers to the Promised Land as “a land flowing with milk and honey.” It was from this passage that John Beck took the title for this book. From there he went on to describe the geography of Israel. He approaches the subject by dividing the country into sections and explaining the important aspects of each section. There are 3 maps and 32 beautifully, illustrated color photos to help you visualize what the author is talking about. Mr. Beck also relates this information to Bible times and discusses the way in which the geography of Israel impacted the lives of its people.

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