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Friday, September 27, 2013

Review: The Awesome Book about God for Kids

The Awesome Book about God for Kids
The Awesome Book about God for Kids by Sandy Silverthorne

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Written for upper elementary school kids, The Awesome Book about God for Kids has some good ideas. Share the character traits of God with children, include Bible verses and stories, spell out the morals of the stories so that children can understand them. The simple drawings included are cute, the chapters are short and as a result the child's mind doesn't wander while reading.

Perhaps I'm too old fashioned though, when it comes to retelling Bible stories. I tend to think that an author shouldn't take a lot of liberties with it. Ms. Silverthorne, in my opinion, does. From Daniel being portrayed as a clerk and the administrator's stealing his calendar to try to find some dirt on him, to Abram's birthday party, to the women who stood before Solomon with the life of a child in their hands saying "liar liar pants of fire". It's just a little too much creative license for me. At this age a child should be ready to read the accurate accounts from the Bible without having to turn it into a child's tale.

I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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