Monday, October 26, 2009

My Everyday Promise Bible: 365 Bible Promises for Little Hearts

My Everyday Promise Bible: 365 Bible Promises for Little Hearts, written and illustrated by Phil A. Smouse, is a book filled with enough Bible verses and promises to last an entire year. The verses are numbered Day 1 – Day 365. You can start out on Day 1 and read straight through day by day or skip around as you like. Each day’s reading is on one page. Each page has a title for the reading, a Bible verse that is paraphrased so it’s simple enough for little ones to understand and a devotional about the verse. There is an index at the end of the book that breaks down the verses into categories such as friends, pride, sadness, etc.

The illustrations are colorful and eye-catching, done in a cartoon-like manner, sure to hold a young child’s interest.

What I Like: I like the variety of verses and the easy way you can find a verse about a particular topic in the Index.

What I Dislike: Although the text is written in a simple, straight-forward manner, the book itself is cumbersome. It has a board book cover and heavy-weight paper pages to hold up for extended use. The book is nearly 400 pages (with each all the verses and the Index). This makes it quite thick and heavy. I don’t think children ages 3-5 will find the book very user-friendly without a lot of help from someone else.

Overall Rating: Good.

Age Appeal: 3-5.

Publisher Info: Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2009: ISBN: 9781602604759; Hardcover, $14.97.

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Special Info: Read our reviews of other books written and/or illustrated by Phil A. Smouse. Visit the author’s website.

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