The Character Builder's Bible written by Agnes and Salem de Bezenac, Illustrated by Agnes de Bezenac
The stories of the Bible all teach valuable lessons and morals that we should apply to our daily life. As a young child, however, it can sometimes be difficult to know what those lessons are or how one can apply them to your daily life. With “The Character Builder’s Bible” your child will learn the stories of the Bible and what lessons those stories teach along with suggestions for applying them to your daily life.
I found this to be a very useful way to help my children understand what God wants them to learn. First we read a Bible story in a way that made it easy for my children to understand. Then we broke down the meaning of the story, the lesson buried inside. Besides the suggestions, my children also enjoyed coming up with their own ways to apply the lessons.
The illustrations are simple and beautiful with bright, vibrant colors and engaging character depictions.
The Bible stories have been simplified to be more easily understood by young children. Though they have been simplified, they appeared to be very similar to other children’s Bible story collections.
The summarizations of the lessons intended to be learned in every story are well thought out, rationalized, and explained. The manner in which they are written helps to present them in an easy to understand light for young readers.
All in all, I found this to be a wonderful way to communicate these lessons to young children. I would recommend this book to families with young children. A great one to read together.
I received my copy of this book from Tyndale Kids through their blogger program for the sole purpose of providing an honest review and have permission to use an image of the cover artwork above.
Tora Fright is the fourth of five children. Until Baby Booyah was born, Tora was the baby, but she has grown into a strong, and fashionable little girl. When Tora wins first prize for her ceramic armadillo, she can’t wait to show her family. When Booyah accidentally breaks her armadillo, Tora must find a way to forgive him. Will Tora be able to forgive him with a little help and guidance from God?
This is an adorable children’s book that provides a real situation where a young child would have to find a way to forgive another. This can be exceedingly difficult when it involves something that you put a considerable amount of time and effort into.
The illustrations are very interesting and unique. Personally, the Fright family reminds me more of large cats than monsters, they are supposed to be monsters and they come across as very friendly looking monsters. The way that Tora originally lashes out in hurt, anger and frustration is very familiar to everyone, and a as a young child who has just had something that they worked very hard on destroyed, this is a quite natural reaction, though not a good one. Once the initial hurt and anger subside, however, it usually turns to regret.
When Tora’s armadillo is broken by her baby brother, she says some very hurtful things. After she calms down she realizes that she didn’t mean to hurt her baby brother. Tora prays and manages to forgive him.
I think this is a very good book for young children and am very happy to be allowed to read it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes to help their child understand the importance of forgiveness.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Kids through the Tyndale blogger program for the sole purpose of providing an honest review. I have permission from Tyndale to use the image of the cover artwork above.
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