Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Braving the Storm

Braving the Storm (Seasons of Faith) by Agnes Livezey is part of the Seasons of Faith series from the Children's Bible Hour. This series uses parable like examples to teach children foundational truths about faith and the Christian life.

In Braving the Storm, Thomas is a young boy whose family has been temporarily uprooted because of his father's job situation. He and his family stay with his grandparents, where his grandfather teaches him a lesson using a tree sapling.

Grandfather plants this new sapling next to a sapling that has been in the ground a little bit longer and explains that he is trying to give the saplings time to deepen their roots before the winter storms come. He explains that our faith in Christ needs time to grow and deepen so when storms come our way, we are able to stand strong and not break.

What I Like: Again, the illustrations are perfect. They truly make the story come alive. I also love the fact that this book contains a CD for listening. Preschoolers can follow along and turn the page with the sound. Families who enjoy listening to radio stories will love this. It is also great for letting children listen as they go to sleep at night.

What I Dislike: I like everything about this book.

Overall Rating: Excellent

Age Appeal: 5-12 years old

Publisher Info: CBH Ministries, 2009; ISBN: 978-0982512036; paperback, 32 pgs., $10.00

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1 comment:

Hannah Hall said...

This sounds so good for us right now. We recently moved and I've come to realize that my kids are having a harder time with the move than I originally thought. And we are staying with the kid's grandparents too. :) Thanks for this recommendation. I think we need to check it out.