I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God is a book that I am happy to have added to my families collection of Bible story books. This book is like none I’ve come across before. It focuses on the many names of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and spends an adequate amount of time explaining each through scripture found in both the Old and New Testament, a devotional, and ties it all together with a prayer. I can’t think of a better way to learn about the Greatness of God in all of his marvelousness but through his names! My children ages 7 and 5 years old have begun delving into a deeper understanding of who God!
What drew me right away to this book was the cover! The hardcover is beautifully illustrated with a picture depiction of Moses leading the people of Israel through the parted waters of the Red Sea and out of the land of Egypt. If you run your hand over the front cover you’ll feel that the image is slightly raised from actual glitter sparkles used to make the water stand out. My kids thought it was a great touch. Aside from the front cover, the illustrations on the inside of the book are just as beautifully eye drawing and amazingly captivating! This book hits the mark in making the visual stimuli just as a engaging as the words on the pages!
My husband and I can read through one of the devotional sections in about 15 minutes. We roughly make our reading time about half and hour long since the kids like to stop us reading mid story eagerly asking questions and sharing things they already knew. Each of the sections has scripture, a specific attribute to focus on, a short devotional, a learn more area, what happened next, what does it mean, and a short prayer. I feel that this book is well suited for the 4-8 year old crowd.
This book was created to last! The hardcover is very durable and the pages within are thick and glossy. To keep ones place, there’s a ribbon place keeper. I feel this book should grace the library of every home and church! It’s wonderfully different and good way to encourage studying and growing in God by learning about who He is. They learn how He’s known as a creator, comforter, friend, healer, and so much more. I highly recommend it!