Saturday, August 30, 2014

Book Review: Get to Know Apostle Paul

Nancy I. Sanders invites us to 'read about the life of Paul, from the time he first became a believer to the completion of his mission and learn why he is a Bible hero' in Get to Know Apostle Paul, a full-color biography for kids.  

This book is a little gem.  Oftentimes, books deal with the lives of biblical figures in such a way that make them seem like mere stories instead of real life historical figures.  This book is an exception.  It is filled with information, including maps, illustrations, and photos.  The resources provided for the child are wonderful.  They include a timeline, glossary, and source notes, which are full of Bible references.  Overall, this book is a great resource for a young Bible scholar. 

My daughter particularly liked the climatic last two chapters that discuss Paul's appeal to Caesar and his life while in Rome.  She found the Bible Hero, Eyewitness Account, Did You Know? and Word Bank sections throughout the book especially helpful.

While I would recommend this book to any 6-8 year-old desiring to learn more about Paul, I think the language may be a bit too simplistic for 9-10 year-olds.  Overall, a very good resource.  

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