Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wondrous Works of God (Review)

Wondrous Works of God: A Family Bible Story Book  -     
        By: Starr Meade
    
    
        Illustrated By: Tim O'Connor

As a reviewer for Crossway Homeschool Book Review Program, I was recently sent this lovely Bible storybook to review. Wondrous Works of God, by Starr Meade, is a sequel to her first Bible story book, Mighty Acts of God.

This Bible story book is most appropriate for older elementary aged children, although my 12 year old is enjoying it as well. I liked seeing that many less-familiar stories are included, introducing children to figures like Jehoshaphat, Nehemiah, Josiah, and Hezekiah. Each three page story is followed by several discussion or follow-up questions. For example, the story of “Uzziah’s Pride” includes these questions:

  • We no longer depend on human priests to offer sacrifices for us, but we still need a priest and cannot come to God without him. Who is the priest we need now?
  • We often hear people say things like, “Oh, I believe in God, but I don’t go to church. I worship God in my own way.” How does that demonstrate pride before God?

Each story also includes Bible references for the story and a focus verse.

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Wondrous Works of God stands out compared to many other Bible story books because of the discussion and application questions. Although I prefer my middle schooler to be reading the actual Bible rather than story books, I am confident that her use of this book will not only help her learn more of God’s Word, but will help her to apply it and will be a good supplement to her Bible study.

I received this book free through the Crossway Homeschool Review program in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.

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