Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Action Storybook Bible by Catherine DeVries, with Illustrations by Sergio Cariello

About the Book:

The Action Storybook Bible invites families with children ages 8 and under explore God's redemptive story together.
From the sleek and amazing creatures God created at the beginning of the world to the powerful kings who reigned over ancient Israel to Jesus's gift of eternal life for you and your family-God has a beautiful and exciting plan for the world. Where do you fit into that plan? How are the truths found in God's Word reflected in your life?
This Bible storybook features 15 episodes highlighting key milestones in God's story, packed with dozens of scenes-combining stories from God's Word with brand-new captivating illustrations from Brazilian master-artist Sergio Cariello, illustrator of the bestselling The Action Bible. Discover your family's place in God's redemptive story and together put your faith into action!
Interactive features include:
-Fifteen episodes loaded with over 350 brand-new illustrations from master-artist Sergio Cariello.
-Short and easy reading for all ages. Take turns telling God's redemptive story!
-The Life, Faith, Action! feature wraps up each episode and helps your family recognize how God is moving through each story, discover how that relates to your daily lives, and feel inspired to put your faith into action.
-Heroes Hall of Fame index, where you can look up your favorite Bible characters and discover their stories!

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My Thoughts:

We have The Action Bible and LOVE it. This Action Storybook Bible is done with the same style of gorgeous artwork(with many new ones). It does stay pretty close to the Bible, but liberties are taken a bit here and there with thoughts and words that aren't within the Bible. It's wasn't really anything major, but I was bothered by the wording at times. I still like it enough to use with my boys(with a bit of discussion here and there). Knowing what's in God's Word and discussing things that venture into "guessing territory" is always key to reading Bible history books, written by us imperfect humans.

The "stories"(which I'll refer to as chapters) of Bible history within this book really just cover the main people that we think of within the Bible, like Adam and Eve, Noah, Joseph, Moses, etc. Many of them combine historical events/people. For example, Joshua and Samson are combined into one. At the end of each chapter, there's a mini devotional, of sorts, called "Life, Faith, Action!" It has a "God in Action" part that shows us God within the story, and then a "Faith in Action" part that gives us a challenge of some sort, like telling your thoughts about the word "king" and the role of one or walking through nature. There's also a sample prayer on that page.

The artwork within this book is truly phenomenal! Even if only for the artwork, I highly recommend The Action Bible and this Action Storybook Bible.

*I was provided an e-copy to check out.

The Action Storybook Bible Kindle Fire Giveaway

Discover your family's place in God's incredible story and together put your faith into action with the new The Action Storybook Bible from David C Cook! Explore God's redemptive story together with your children ages 8 and under in the 15 episodes highlighting key milestones in God's story. Master-artist Sergio Cariello created more than 350 brand-new illustrations to captivate your family and help you recognize how God is moving through each story.

Join the adventure to begin to figure out where you fit into God's beautiful and exciting plan for the world by entering to win the Kindle Fire giveaway!


One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on September 29. The winner will be announced October 2 on the Litfuse blog.