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Crossway Books & Bibles Mighty Acts of God: A Family Bible Story Book

Introduce your young readers to a God who is vibrant, consistent, passionate, and loving! Taking a panoramic, chronological look at the character of God from a Reformed perspective, 90 Bible stories focus on a particular trait or truth about God to help 4- to 10-year-olds better understand their heavenly Father. Includes applications and discussion questions. 288 pages, hardcover from Crossway.
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Review 1 for Mighty Acts of God: A Family Bible Story Book
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I am very thrilled over this product

Date:December 17, 2010
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Elaine Murray
Location:Fletcher, NC
Age:45-54
Gender:female
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It will make an excellent Christmas gift! I am excited to give this product.
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Review 2 for Mighty Acts of God: A Family Bible Story Book
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Date:July 12, 2010
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Tracy Porter
My 4 year old son loves this bible! We read 1 or 2 stories from it every night. Its easy to understand and really brings up a lot of questions about God. Great buy and something to treasure and read over and over.
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Review 3 for Mighty Acts of God: A Family Bible Story Book
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Date:March 20, 2010
A sort of cross between a Bible storybook and a devotional, every few pages offers a glimpse into a Bible story, gives some related biblical quotes, and presents parents some ideas for related activities or discussion questions. For example, the first story in the book is the story of creation, subtitled "God's Powerful Word Creates." The narrative, while it does retell the story of creation, mostly focuses on what we can learn from the story. Specifically, that God is eternal, there is no one and nothing like God, God alone is "uncreated," God is completely independent, and that God's word is "so powerful that he commands things that don't exisist to exist, and they obey."The author then suggests children work their way through the alphabet, naming something God created. Or, think about a single thing God made, like a human's ear, and ponder how marvelous it is. Or "discuss God's right, as Creator, to make and do with us as he sees best."Other chapters deal with topics such as:* God requires obedience from his creatures* God shows grace to sinners* God judges sin and saves from judgement* God keeps his promises* God chooses to bless us because of his grace alone* God works even through evil* God works through humble means for his gloryand so on. Along the way, biblical stories like that of Joseph, Moses, Solomon, and the life of Jesus are told, but rarely in an in-depth manner. This book is not designed to take the place of a Bible or Bible storybook.What I Like: The concept behind this book is unique and powerful. It's not often modern children's books focus on how amazing and mighty God is. Throughout, illustrations by Tim O'Connor add life to the text through realistic and colorful drawings.What I Dislike: Nothing, really, although more illustrations would open up this book to a slightly younger crowd.Overall Rating: Very GoodKristina SeleshankoChristian Children's Book Review
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Review 4 for Mighty Acts of God: A Family Bible Story Book
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Date:March 20, 2010
One of the most important things that I believe parents can do for their children is to ensure that they are raised with a strong Christian foundation. One of the best ways to do this is to spend time together doing family devotions. Mighty Acts of God: A Family Bible Story Book teaches kids Bible stories about Moses, Elijah, Rahab, Samson, Saul, Paul, Timothy and so many more. The first thing that caught my eye about this book is the illustrations. I love that the illustrator (Tim O'Connor) chose to use classic illustrations instead of the cartoon type ones that have become widely popular. I feel it better suits a family devotional to have classic illustrations. Also, I love that the book has questions for you to work through with your kids after you read the Bible story. This book is written for ages 4-10, but I think the questions are better suited for the older children. One thing I would have loved to see is easier questions or activities for the younger children. The devotionals are very well written, however it's very hard to write a devotional that can keep the attention of both a 4 year old and 10 year old, and I would say it's geared towards the older children.
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Review 5 for Mighty Acts of God: A Family Bible Story Book
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Date:March 16, 2010
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Laura
Excellent Bible storybook! This book is different than any others because it tells the story highlighting God's movement and action on behalf of His people! Every story is Biblically accurate; yet, it highlights ALMIGHTY GOD more than the characters in the story. A wonderful presentation to children! This is useful for families desiring to have devotional time with children. Also very useful to Sunday School teachers and others who are leading the little ones to Jesus! I would buy one for every student in my Sunday school class if I could. Wonderful resource! The author is obviously a gifted Bible teacher in teaching little ones about our GREAT GOD!
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Review 6 for Mighty Acts of God: A Family Bible Story Book
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Date:March 3, 2010
This Bible storybook is different. It is something that I was looking for and didn't even know it. This Bible storybook isn't one that you will be able to hand your children and let them read on your own. It is perfect for family devotions and discussions. The passages are a little longer and there aren't a lot of pictures. My oldest daughter (6 years old) really wanted to read it this afternoon so I let her. What I found when I came back in the room was that she was flipping through all of the pictures rather than reading the words. She wanted to know the stories about the people. I don't think she fully realizes that the Bible is a story about God, not about people and their achievements. So, I am thankful that this Bible storybook doesn't have as many pictures. I think it will challenge her to read it. The writing is good and very easy to understand. It is written in a way that is perfect for reading out loud to children. If you read with a little inflection, it brings the passages to life and makes them personal to your children. So, what does it mean that this book is written from a reformed perspective? Well, Starr Meade explains that God made a covenant with His people and what the word "covenant" means when she tells the story of Abraham and Sarah. But, she simplifies this by explaining it on a level that children understand. She identifies the promises that God has made--like the promise He made to Noah. She also explains predestination in the context of salvation. I thought she did a wonderful job! Predestination is a difficult thing to both understand and explain, but Starr Meade explained things just as I have come to understand them. She didn't say more than we know from scripture. The author doesn't read into the Bible and she's careful about what she infers throughout the book. Do I recommend this story Bible? YES! I would recommend it for 6-10 year olds. I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book by Crossway for review.
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