Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Jesus Detective

If your kids love I Spy books or Where's Waldo, they're sure to love Jesus Detective by Peter Martin and Peter Kent, too.

Each two page spread in Jesus Detective offers a scene from the Bible. There's a one paragraph bit-of-a-Bible story, a detailed illustration, and a border of things to find in the picture. For example, one spread features the home of Zaccheaus. The paragraph explains who Zaccheaus was, that Jesus wanted to visit with him in his home, and that when Jesus left, Zaccheaus gave back all he'd stolen from tax payers - and then some. The border around the spread asks readers to search for specific things: "Zaccheaus' ill-gotten wealth meant he had a luxury lifestyle. Spot 3 house servants;" "Those with riches had to lock them away. Find a wall safe;" "A luxury feast might include veal - from a 'fatted calf.' Spot 2 plates of roast meat."

Jesus Detective stories cover lots of bits of Jesus' life, from his birth to the Pentecost. The back of the book has an answer key.

What I Like: This is a fun way to learn a bit about the Bible and what life was like during Bible times.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Excellent.

Age Appeal: The publisher says 7 - 9, but my 6 year old loves it, too.

Publishing Info: Lion, 2014; ISBN 978-0745964447; hardback, 48 pgs., $14.99

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Or buy it from ChristianBook.com for $10.49

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