Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Book Review: The Action Storybook Bible, Text by Catherine Devries, Illustrated by Sergio Cariello

This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.

The Action Storybook Bible takes children from the beginning Bible book of Genesis to the ending book of Revelation in storybook format. Children can visualize through color illustrations what Jesus (Yeshua), Adam and Eve, Abraham, Esther, Moses, and different prophets might have looked like and what they did throughout their experiences as written in the Bible. At the end of each section there is a Life, Faith, and Action portion which shows how God was in action during that part of Scripture, how faith can be put in action through what children learned, and an ending prayer that also applies to the Scripture that usually involves expressing thankfulness. After the Scriptures are broken down in storybook format, there is another story that goes through the Scriptures faster. At the end of both stories (the longer and shorter one), there is a Scripture Hall of Fame index which lists the major people in the Bible stories throughout this book, a description of their importance, what page(s) they can be found on in this book, and visual clues to help children locate pictures associated with them in previous pages.

I think it will be interesting for a lot of children to read this storybook Bible and it will help many of them to understand the Scriptures better. I like that it is broken down into sections so different stories of the Bible can be focused on in different timeframes. I like how children can think about what they read through the Life, Faith, and Action portions at the end of the sections and I think that might help some children learn how to start praying and some children may learn how to pray deeper through those prayers.

I really like how there was a faster story version of the Scriptures at the back of the book, in case children already know a lot of the Bible stories and want to read a summarized version. In my opinion, the Hall of Fame index is a great addition to this storybook Bible because it will help children to review what they learned about people in the Bible and interact more with the Bible stories.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

I received a digital copy of this for the purpose of reviewing it.

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More information about The Action Storybook Bible:

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!
About the authors:

Catherine has written more than twenty-five books for children, including the bestselling "Adventure Bible Storybook." As publisher of children's resources at David C Cook, she leads product development for The Action Bible® collection, which has sold more than a million copies. Catherine lives with her husband, their three children, and their big furry dog in the Colorado forest. ||**|| Brazilian-born Sergio Cariello has been an accomplished artist since childhood, drawing a regular comic strip for his city's newspaper at age 11. He spent many childhood hours poring over "The Picture Bible" (Portuguese edition), never dreaming he would illustrate an updated edition ("The Action Bible") decades later. Sergio has worked for Marvel Comics and DC comics and has illustrated Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Iron-Man, Wonder Woman, Fantastic-Four, and dozens more comic book characters.
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