By Judah & Chelsea Smith / Thomas Nelson
I Will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook by Judah Smith teaches kids about Jesus’ characteristics and purpose through the individual stories from the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments. Each story is accompanied by concrete takeaway statements such as, “Jesus is grace,” “Jesus is love,” and “Jesus is your friend.” Together, these stories and takeaways will show children who Jesus is and how He lived while He was on earth, while also teaching them that Jesus was present at creation (John 1:1), He was present throughout history, He lived on the earth, He lives today, and someday, He is coming again. Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years. 208 pages, hardcover.
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I will Follow Jesus is a children’s book, written and designed for children between the ages of 4-8 years of age. Within you will find a story summarizing events throughout the Bible in a language and format a child can understand; as well as peaking their interest when they discover the characters within the Bible go through things which are a lot like what they go through in their own lives. In addition to providing a summary of a Bible event, there is a “I will follow Jesus” section at the end of each story; recapping the story and discussing how it applies to the child’s life. Then the section ends with a prayer to the Lord relating to the story’s content.
I loved I will Follow Jesus Bible Storybook ! It provides a story from the Bible [even though the details may not be all there and exactly as the Bible states it]. The language is in a way that is understandable, easy to relate to, and proper for a child. The illustrations throughout every page are excellent and full of color and expression. I read these stories to my 20-month old son and he listens intently, while also enjoying the pictures on the pages.
I highly recommend I will Follow Jesus to all parents of children ages 1-8. Even if they cannot yet read or understand, the hearing of it can begin at an early age.