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About the Book:
Apostle Paul – part of the Get to Know series – is a unique biography about Paul. Focusing on the life and character of this Biblical hero, using color photographs, maps, and other visual resources to tell the whole story, young biography fans will come to learn more about this man of the God, his writings, his impact on the early church, and the role he plays in history. Featuring a bibliography and scriptural references throughout, this is sure to become a favorite for young readers and for first book reports.
I recently introduced you to a book in this Get to Know series by Nancy I. Sanders that introduced children to Jesus, and so when I had the chance to get another book in the series I wanted to see what Apostle Paul’s book was like. This book is set up just like the Jesus version so it was another quick read for myself but I could see me taking a few days to read this aloud to my children as we went over all of the information and even look up the stories such as Paul’s missionary journeys and his accounts of being an eyewitness to many of the historical happenings. A Bible sandal will give children information about a Bible hero, a picture of an eye denotes and eyewitness testimony from some such as Josephus, a jar lets you know that there is a fun fact about history, and a scroll gives an opportunity to learn some new words that may be unfamiliar to children. These are great little tidbits of information, especially great for the old child who may want or need more information about what it is they are reading.
There are 12 short chapters which include beautiful full color illustrations, four color maps and of course a short writing about the boy who was named Saul, his persecution of the Christians, his conversion, missionary journeys and ultimately his death. Also included is a timeline of Paul which includes what was going on in the world at the same as things were happening to and around Paul, a glossary of all the words covered through out the book, a bibliography, source notes and student resources. All of these are great if you want to expand on something with your child or if like me, you’re thinking of how you could turn this into a unit study in your home school. This book is 120 pages but even at the shortness of the book, it’s big on information and I can see children of multiple ages enjoying this. Like, Jesus, this one also makes note of it’s alignment with the Common Core Standards so if you need to know that it’s there.
Overall, I think this book is great in introducing one of the Apostle who was so vocal in his conversion and faith in Jesus from one who was a Pharisee and looked for new ways to persecute and get rid of the early Christians. We need to understand the facts around our faith and knowing those who went before us so that we could learn about God and His Son are pertinent. So, for those wanting an in depth look into a man that was instrumental in spreading the Gospel message before there was even a Bible, as we know it, then pick up this book and begin a journey in what it took to spread Christ’s message so that it continues to burn bright today.
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