Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Heroes and Villains of the Bible

Wow! I liked this book right from the beginning! (no question there of how I feel about the book, huh?!) The title, Heroes and Villains--grabs kids attention--including my own children's attention. The intro speaks beautifully about heroes and villains, ". . .But what made one person a hero and another person a villain? Choices." and also "Being a hero isn't about capes, or special powers, or being faster than a speeding bullet--it's about choosing to follow God."

From that point on the chapters on each of the heroes or villains began. From heroes like Noah, Samuel, Ruth, and Joseph of Arimathea to villains including Delilah, Hamaan, and Herod. I really liked that the way the information about each was presented was simply by using the Scripture passage which spoke of that person/incident. Straight from the Bible, God's Word. Information at the beginning of each section set the scene for each segment, then at the end of each person's Scripture section was a summary/explanation/application section. It was short and engaging.

The print was a nice size, easy to read. There were pictures for some of the characters, which I thought were pretty creepy looking, but my son liked them (and he's the target age for the book--so I guess that's okay).

All in all--a great book! A wonderful gift for a child, or perhaps a great devotional book. I could even see it as a great starting point for a Sunday School class. Excellent. Love it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.

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