Believe Storybook: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus
Edited by Randy Frazee, with Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton. Illustrated by Steve Adams
Published by Zondervan
Presented by bestselling author and pastor Randy Frazee, the Believe Storybook shows children how they can think, act, and be more like Jesus. With 60 old and new testament stories from the Bible that showcase the themes, combined with captivating and dramatic illustrations by Steve Adams, children and adults alike will be inspired to become more like their savior and the person they were meant to be.
I am very impressed with the Believe Storybook. It’s a large book with nice, thick pages and simple yet beautiful illustrations. There are 10 chapters for each of the three categories, Think, Act, and Be like Jesus.
Each chapter has a key word or phrase (such as Compassion, Stewardship, Offering my Time), a short introduction to the topic (called the Key Question), and an Old Testament and New Testament reference and story. After the Old Testament story is a The Jump to Jesus discussion which discusses how the Old Testament points r relates to Christ in some way. After the New Testament story is The Jesus Answer, which explains to the children how what they’ve learned can help them be more like Jesus. There is also a key idea (ex. I offer my time to help God’s plan) and a Script verse that relates to the topic.
I really look forward to using the Believe Storybook in our homeschool this year. It’s simple enough that my 4 year old will be able to follow along, and maybe my 2 year old as well, but not baby-boring in any way for my older children. It will be a great resource to help children learn how they can apply Biblical lessons to their own lives, and easy enough to read that young readers could read it on their own. I think this book would be great for any elementary aged child.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review from the Book Look Bloggers program. I was not obligated to provide a positive review.