I AM by author Diane Stortz says it is a book of Bible stories, devotions, and prayers about the names of God. The cover states 40 Reasons to trust God. This is a beautiful book for children beginning with the sparkly cover.
The vividly colored front cover on this hard copy has sparkling waves. Any child will have his or her eyes immediately drawn to it. Inside is a nice blue ribbon bookmark to keep your place. The illustrated are eye-catching and children will be excited to see them.
Like the Bible, this book is divided into two sections, the Old Testament and New Testament. The devotionals are divided into eight parts:
1) A name of God
2) A story from the Bible that illustrates that characteristic of God
3) A key takeaway from the story
4) A “What Does It Mean” section that gives an example from life
5) One or two verses quoted directly from the Bible
6) A “Learn More” section suggesting another Bible passage
7) A short “What Happened Next” paragraph
8) A short prayer
In the Old Testament the name of God is given in English and Hebrew (with pronunciation help). Only English is listed in the New Testament section. The stories are age appropriate and should be easily understood by all children children. Ideally it was written for children ages 4 – 8 years old.
I love that each story points children to God. This is not just a Bible book of stories, but this is a devotional. Each lesson is designed to prepare hearts and minds for Jesus.
I highly recommend this stunning, brilliant, God-glorifying book. All church libraries and Sunday Schools would benefit from having it. This will make a perfect birthday or Christmas gift for a preschool or early elementary child. It gets a 5 out of 5 star rating from me. Celebrate Lit provided a copy, but these are my honest words.
About the Book
Release Date: 2016
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About the Author
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You can often guess someone’s age by considering their name. Diane, for example, was popular in the 1950s, so . . . that tells you something about me.
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