Pastor Paul Gentry, Bible Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, WA reaches out to children’s groups titled, Mighty Conquerors—ages 4&5, Light bearers—ages 5-2nd grade, God’s Army—ages 3rd & 4th grade, and Soldier of the Cross—ages 5th & 6th grade: For location and service times: http://bbcmountvernon.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1
However, If you’re looking for good children’s Bible stories to read to children at home, consider Moses’ Memory Book—review below.
Moses’ Memory Book, by Allia Zobel Nolan, Illustrated by Linda Clearwater, Harvest House Publishers, 2010, Ages 4-8, 32 Pages, ISBN-978: 0736925433, $14.99
In Moses’ Memory Book, Zobel writes, “God may ask you to do something that might seem impossible or something you just don’t want to do.” Then she reminds youngsters if they’re faced with the impossible to take it to the Lord in prayer. Because God has a plan for your life and can make the impossible possible, like he did with Moses.
In this book, the story is told from Moses’ point-of-view and relates “How God led His people and Me Out of Egypt and into the Promised Land.” It’s a story of God blessing Moses with increased trust, bravery, patience and courage because of Moses’ trust and faith in Him. But, the author believes God also blessed him with a “super-sized sense of humor.”Stories are told through diary entries, reinforced by Linda Clearwater’s colorful cartoon caricatures of people, animals and events.
From the “burning bush,” where God first talked to Moses and told God “he was a shy guy,” to Aaron, who became Moses’ spokesman, to the river Nile turning into blood, children learn the importance of faith and trust in God’s provision.
Add shepherds and magicians staffs that turn into snakes, to plagues of boils, flies, locusts and frogs and a mysterious forty year journey. Soon, children will plead with parents for, “one more read—pleaaaaaaaaaaaa…se.”
Thirty-two pages of two-page chapter spreads include colorful captioned cartoons such as the one that pictures a shocked Moses watching his staff turn into a snake. “My staff becomes a snake. Ewwww!”
Nolan’s children’s Bible stories are written with such great humor stories come alive for children. The narratives are scripturally accurate and drawn from characters in the Bible’s Hall of Fame, such as Moses, Noah and Daniel. Stories include foundation Scriptures and glossaries for unfamiliar words. The book begins with a note from the author and the lesson she wants to leave with readers.
Third in this engaging, clever children’s series, Moses’ Memory Book makes a great addition to church or home libraries or for children’s gifts.
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