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The Book of Books by Trevor Dennis

on June 27, 2012

About the Book:

The Bible, the story of God’s people, has been passed down through the generations. But how often does a combination of the complex or outdated language, the extensive genealogy lists, and the unfamiliar culture stand in the way of young readers’ understanding of a truly great story?

In The Book of Books, Trevor Dennis uses his natural gift for storytelling to create a story everyone can understand and enjoy reading. Young readers will appreciate Dennis honest and simple way of retelling the most famous Bible stories. Written in novel form, each chapter–from the story of creation in Genesis to the description of the Heavenly City found in Revelation–transitions smoothly into the next.

My Opinion:

 

This isn’t the Bible but it’s great to have on hand for those moments where a child, or even an adult has a hard time in understanding what is being said in the Bible.  This is a re-telling of the stories we all know and love in the Bible, but it’s done in a way that makes it accessible and available for those who don’t know much about the Bible or feel that it’s above them.  I admit I too sometimes struggle with all the begats and thous, but I treasure the language and beauty of the Bible, but a good re-telling helps with younger children as I have in my house.

 

Each story remains true to the accounts in the Bible, so as with some retelling of the Bible you don’t have to worry about the Bible’s inspired words being changed to fit an agenda or someone’s doctrine.  The stories are engaging and the few pictures that are scattered throughout are attention getting, so the young child will also have something to look at.  The illustrations are not in color or huge but add a lovely touch to the story and the book overall.  My children enjoy the stories, especially my younger ones, whereas my older prefers to read straight from the Bible – but in my opinion whatever way we can get God’s Word into the hearts and minds of our (His) children is a good thing.

 

The book is also very pretty, it’s cover a beautiful hard back that will look grand on the bookshelf or end table and I think it will truly be a treasured book as it’s read over and over.  If you are wanting a great book that tells Bible stories on a level of understanding for a variety of ages that will also become a treasured story time addition, then look no further than The Book of Books.

 

**Disclaimer:  I was provided a copy of this book from Kregel Publishing in exchange for my honest review, no other compensation was given.

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