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Alby’s Amazing Book by Catalina Echeverri

November 16, 2014 1 comment

 

Description:

Alby is a squirrel who just loves to read. Stories take him on amazing adventures to far away lands…

But his favourite stories are all in one very special book. Join Alby to discover why his loves his amazing book so much and what makes it so special. (From the Publisher’s Website)

 

 

 

Excerpt:

“Some squirrels like going on treasure hunts. Some like throwing acorns or playing chase. But Alby likes STORIES best of all!”

 

Review:

This review will be in the thoughts of my five year old son:

“I liked this book because I like squirrels. I like this book because Alby likes reading just like me. I like this book because stories take Alby on adventures just like they take me on adventures. But most of all I like this book because Alby likes bible stories just like me.”

As you can see, my son related well to this story. As a parent, I found this book wonderfully illustrated. I especially like the words of the bible stories seen in the background of the pages. My five year old and three year old ask for this book to be read to them every night. And I am happy to read it to them.  Even my ten year old listens in. Thank you Catalina Echeverri and The Good Book Company for my family’s new favorite story book.

 

Book Details:

 

  • Author: Catalina Echeverri
  • Publisher: The Good Book Company
  • Format: Hardback
  • Page Count: 32
  • ISBN#: 9781910307106
  • List Price: $14.99

 

 

About the Author:

Catalina Echeverri is a Colombian freelance illustrator and designer specializing in children’s illustration. Catalina is based in London, UK. (From the Publisher’s Website)

 

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Disclaimer:I received this book from The Good Book Company via Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for my unbiased opinion.

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The Christmas Promise

November 5, 2014 1 comment


Description:

A captivating retelling of the Christmas story showing how God kept His promise to send a new King. Superb illustrations by Catalina Echeverri and faithful, Bible-centred story-telling by Alison Mitchell combine to make this a book that both parents and children will love. (From the Publisher’s website)

 

 

Excerpt:

“A long, long time ago – so long that it’s hard to imagine – God promised a new King. He wasn’t any ordinary king, like the ones we see on tv or in books. He would be different. He would be a new King; a rescuing King; a forever King!”

Review:

My children love to be read to. They love the stories from the Bible most of all.  If you came to my house you would see quite a collection of Bible story books. And no story is more beloved in my house than the Christmas story. When I saw the trailer for this book, I knew my kids would love it. And I was right. Since receiving it a week ago, we have read it 6 times.

This book is true to the biblical account and told in a way that holds a child’s attention well by building anticipation. (It is even better if the reader can assume a British accent.) The story is illustrated beautifully and in a way that does not distract from the story being told. The themes of New King, Rescuing King, and Forever King are brilliantly presented.

This book will be a mainstay in my household and I will recommend it to my friends and family. Thank you Alison Mitchell, Catalina Echeverri, and The Good Book Company for this wonderful little book.

 

Book Details:

 

  • Author: Alison Mitchell
  • Illustrator: Catalina Echeverri
  • Publisher: The Good Book Company
  • Format: Hardback
  • Page Count: 32
  • ISBN#: 9781910307113
  • List Price: $14.99

 

 

About the Author:

Alison Mitchell is the Children’s Editor at The Good Book Company, where she has written a range of Bible-reading notes for children and families. Alison is also involved with youth training events around the country, including the Growing Young Disciples training days and Sunday School training mornings. (From the Publisher’s website)

 

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Disclaimer: I received this book from The Good Book Company via Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for my unbiased opinion.

 

Romans 1-7 for You by Timothy Keller

February 9, 2014 1 comment

Description:

Join Dr Timothy Keller as he opens up the first half of the book of Romans, helping you to get to grips with its meaning and showing how it transforms our hearts and lives today.

Written for people of every age and stage, from enquirers to new believers to pastors and teachers, this flexible resource is for you to:

• READ: As a guide to this wonderful letter, helping you appreciate the great gift of righteousness with God.

• FEED: As a daily devotional to help you grow in Christ as you read and meditate on this portion of God’s word.

• LEAD: As notes to aid you in explaining, illustrating and applying Romans 1–7 as you preach or lead a Bible study.

Whoever you are, and however you use it, this is… Romans 1-7 For You

(From the Publisher’s Website)

Excerpt:

“What is it about Romans that has proved so life-changing and history-shaping? It is because Romans is about the gospel. Paul was writing to the church in Rome in about AD57 because he wanted them first to understand the gospel, and then to experience the gospel-to know its glorious release.” (From the Introduction page 9)

Review:

Romans is a book rich in theology. Each time I read or study through it, I am blessed in new and wonderful ways. When I saw that this book was coming out, I knew I wanted to read it. So I paired it with my devotional bible reading and have found it to be an indispensable guide. This book is not a commentary but rather a devotional guide. Tim Keller once again proves to be a warm and insightful writer. He handles the text with the skill of a scholar and the care of a pastor. I have read many commentaries on Romans and God used this little book as much as any of them to teach me his truths in a deeper way. Keller engages the important doctrinal truths of Romans and explains them in ways that the reader can easily grasp. These truths are foundational to one’s understanding of the gospel. Keller knows this and puts the cookies on the bottom shelf without compromising the integrity of the message.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand this great epistle. Thank you Tim Keller and The Good Book Company for this valued addition to aid the church in its edification.

Book Details:

  • Author: Timothy Keller

  • Publisher: The Good Book Company

  • Format: Hardback

  • Page Count: 208

  • ISBN#: 9781908762917

  • List Price: $22.99

About the Author:

Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Virginia, for nine years before founding Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons.

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Disclaimer: I received this book from The Good Book Company via Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for my unbiased opinion.