* As a Z BLOG SQUAD member, I received a copy of this book for free as a member of Zondervan’s Z BLOG SQUAD *
The 5-Minute Adventure Bible Stories by Catherine DeVries (Author), Jim Madsen (Illustrator) book is a beautifully captivating offering geared toward children ages 4-8 years old. It features thirty-three well-known Old and New Testament stories for children, friends, and families to enjoy together.
The stories in this book can be read in five minutes yet the story time can last for much longer. The stories are presented in such a simple and shorter format that it allows for conversation and questions during reading times whether that be in the morning, noon, or at night before bed. That being said, this book works wonderfully for an at home or Sunday school church setting.
Each story has a title, a scripture reference where the story can be found in the Bible, full page color illustrations, and ends with an interesting fact and word to treasure. I love there’s an interactive addition to this book, with the verse to remember and the interesting fact to hold onto and share with others. Verses are taken from the NIV Bible version.
Stories that can be found within include; The Story of Samson, Lazarus Living, Gifts from the Wisemen, Esther and the King, Love Wins, Noah’s Voyage, and much more. The imagery is realistic and does well in depicting the story at hand. The illustrator did a great job in keeping my kids captivated!
The book is quite durable. It features a padded cover and the page thickness is moderate. I would have liked it to have a ribbon place marker but it doesn’t. That doesn’t at all take away from the quality of this book, just a personal preference.
This is one of our new favorite Bible story books. I am pleased to share it with all three of my children for our morning devotions before school.
5-Minute Adventure Bible Stories by Catherine DeVries (Author), Jim Madsen (Illustrator) can be found on Amazon.com as well as other retailers in digital and board book format.