Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
Proverbs 22:6 says to “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.”. As a homeschool parent, I obviously want my children to learn the necessities such as reading and math. However, I also know that it is equally important for my children to learn the gospel. My children are at a very impressionable age. They mimic what they see and hear, and it is important to me that I give them an abundance of opportunities to learn about God. When given the opportunity to review “30 Prophecies: One Story” from Christian Focus.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This book is written by Paul Reynolds. If you would like to learn about Paul, click the image below, to see a video.
“30 Prophecies: One Story” was released in November 2019. This 96 page, hardcover book is written for a read to me audience of 5-11 years old and read myself audience of 6-12. Although, I would say that the read myself audience could be 6-99+. The cost of“30 Prophecies: One Story” is $12.99 and can be purchased fromChristian Focus.
ABOUT THE BOOK
30 Prophecies: One Story is about the prophecies described in the Old Testament that point to Jesus. The author, Paul Reynolds, chose 30 prophecies out of the 353 detailed in the Old Testament, to explain to children.
The prophecies are detailed in a routine way. The explanation of each prophecy includes a description of the dates, the prophecy made, how it was fulfilled, etc. The image below shows a detailed description of the format each prophecy is introduced in.
Also included in the book is a prophecy timeline that shows the order in which the prophecies took place.
The prophecies are illustrated for children to help them visualize the story being told. The illustrations are whimsical enough that children enjoy looking at them, but accurate and detailed enough for the children to get the overall concept.
Perhaps one of the most useful aspects of the book were the character profiles found at the end. These character profiles give the reader a snapshot of the prophet, in telling what they did, what they wrote and where their story can be found. I have been a baptized believer since I was 14 years old, and I found the character profiles to be very informative for me.
WHAT DID WE THINK?
We received 30 Prophecies: One Story at the perfect time. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our church has resorted to online services, which means my children are not receiving the lessons they learned at church. This pandemic also changed our routine for Easter. However, by providing my children with access to this book, I feel confident that they learned biblical truths, and how the Old Testament points to the fulfillment of the gospel.
My children loved the way that the prophecies were explained, and the predictability in the writing format. I would recommend this book to anyone who has children and wants to deepen their understanding of the Bible and the life of Jesus.
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