Review – Big Picture Books

9781433680229_p0_v2_s260x420I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, one of the greatest blessings of this blog is receiving books and resources that my kids absolutely love. Todays reviews – The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook and The Big Picture of What God Always Wanted are two that are very high on our list. Immediately after receiving the books, my wife said “these will be what we will use for our Jesus time in the morning.” The artwork in both books grabs the attention of little eyes and the stories keep their attention. By far, the thing that my girls like the most are the QR scan pages that take you to videos about the particular stories. I can hear them from my office in the morning as they watch the videos and talk about their favorite ones. Here’s a little more about each one:

The Big Picture of What God Always Wanted

Did you know that what God has always wanted is for you to become one of His friends? More than a children’s book, The Big Picture of What God Has Always Wanted is for parents who care deeply about passing on a legacy of faith in Christ to the next generation – parents who invite children to “ask Jesus into your heart.” But what does that phrase really mean? And is it biblical? Author Charles F. Boyd has found that when asked, many children don’t understand that this phrase is symbolic. Seeing this disconnect between a grown-up’s metaphor and a child’s understanding, he writes here to help children understand the simple Gospel message: God desires to live in friendship with the people He created, now and forever. Boyd also shares the big-picture story of the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation.

The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook

Give kids the big picture of God’s story with this innovative, interactive Bible storybook. It includes 145 stories with fresh new four-color illustrations, a “Christ Connection” feature showing kids how God’s plan for salvation through Jesus appears throughout the Bible, and a free “augmented reality” app that brings the art and story remarkably to life both visually (in 3D) and audibly.

I give both books a 5 out of 5!

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