So what do you get with this book?
12 Short, easy to read chapters. Each chapter with lots of pictures in it to help illustrate the material being taught.
- A shepherd boy
- A servant in the king's court
- The giant killer
- King Saul's Anger
- In hiding
- Waiting for God's plan
- Crowned as King
- The Second King of Israel
- The turning point
- Sad times
- Temple Plans
- David's Throne Forever
Throughout the chapter there are highlighted words which are simply defined on the page they are highlighted on. Words such as Task, Sling, Target.
Each chapter ends with highlighted boxes, different for each chapter with additional information about "biblical heroes" "did you know" "word banks" and "eyewitness accounts".
At the end of the book is a pictorial timelime, glossary, reference section and source notes. There are full colour maps included as well.
I have to admit the boys weren't much interested in the pictures for the most part, but they liked the pictures of the swords, and the maps spawned an interest in my son to map out the lake we were camped on.
The boys I read this book to were ages 9 and 12. I found it to be a good fit for both, the older lad asked more questions, the younger just listened and the lesson came out in his play later on throughout the week. Rather cool to see that in both boys.
Would I recommend it for reading? Definitely. It's a resource worth having, but as with all resources, it's good to check for accuracy. Use what it worthwhile and discard what is not. The pictures, the knowledge gained is good stuff. :)
Author: Nancy I. Sanders
Series: Get To Know
Age Focus: 6-10 years old.
Received: Trade paperback
Reviewed for: BookLookBloggers.
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