Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Paul's Great Basket Caper

Paul’s Great Basket Caper, written by Larry Burgdorf, is part of Concordia Publishing’s Arch series of books, which includes a whole line of short children’s picture books about various characters and stories in the Bible.

Saul was a notorious persecutor of Christians. But on the road to Damascus, Saul was blinded by a great light from God. He realized he had been wrong to hate the Christians. His name changed to Paul and his whole life changed. Paul started preaching the Gospel and had many followers. His former friends became his enemies and plotted to kill him. Paul needed to sneak out of Damascus to avoid being killed. To do so, his friends lowered him over the city’s walls in a large basket. Paul escaped and went on to become one of the greatest Apostles.

The Bible verses from Acts 9:1-25, 31 are given as reference for this story.

The illustrations by Dave Hill are colorful and expressive.

What I Like: I like having short stories from the Bible kids.

What I Dislike: Like other books in this series, the text is written in verse. And, like many other books in the series I have read, the rhyme scheme in this book is forced on several occasions, which interrupts the rhythm of the story.

Overall Rating: Good.

Age Appeal: 5-9.

Publisher Info: Concordia Publishing, 2009; ISBN: 0758616163; Paperback, $2.49.

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Special Info: Read our reviews of other books in the Arch series.

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