The Believe Storybook: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus is and excellent choice for a month long devotional to go through as a family. The age range that this book is best suited for is ages 4-8 years old. The book moves from basic Bible stories told at the most simplest format to a higher more in-depth level. Children have the capability to grow in the understanding of who God is, who they are in Him, and how they can live out their Faith in Christ Jesus. If a child has a question about Christianity, chances are whether big or small that it’ll be answered while going through this storybook.
I like how the sections and themes throughout take stories and other information from both the old and new testament and tie it all together. I haven’t seen this done in any other children’s devotional or storybook. I feel it’s important for children to see how the whole Bible ties together and to learn that Christ was prophesied about throughout quite a large span of time.
The themes are many and include stories of being kind, sharing ones faith, Biblical community, humility, and so forth. Each story begins with Think section which then leads to a story in the Old Testament about the specific theme, followed by a Jump to Jesus section which opens the door for story in the New Testament. Every story ends with The Jesus Answer (a practical application), a key idea, and a key verse to remember. It may seem like a lot but it’s not.
My children followed along very well when we bring it out for family devotions in the evening. Reading and discussing it each day last us roughly 15-20 minutes, if that. It really helps that the book is written well and on a level children can comprehend. I mustn’t forget to mention how the imagery is beautiful to gaze upon and keeps the interest of my 4 and 7 year old while they are learning the truths of God! I highly recommend this book for children curious about God and for families wanting to grow together in the Word.
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isclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.