Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Get to Know Apostle Paul by Nancy I. Sanders.

Last week I had the opportunity to review the Get to Know Jesus book by Nancy I. Sanders. This week I am reviewing the Get to Know Paul book by the same author.

After reviewing the last book, I had a friend leave a comment, asking a very important question. She asked: 

I am curious if the book describes Jesus as a Biblical hero, rather than God in human form? This concerns me a bit, as I want my boys to really know and take in the fact that Jesus was both God AND man, which is why His sacrifice was so perfect and why we can really trust that He walked in our shoes.

The answer is ... yes! These books are not talking about these figures (Jesus especially) simply as a Biblical hero. He is indeed the son of God, and the book is not, in any way, glossing over the validity of the salvation menu.

In the Jesus book, quotes included:

  • "But he didn't just SAY he was God. He showed them too."
  • "You might think Jesus was only a teacher. That's because you're thinking like a person of today might think."
  • "Jesus actually lived. He was a real person. Many documents show us this is true."
In the Apostle Paul, which is part of the Get to Know series, the author presents a unique biography about Paul. Focusing on the life and character of this Biblical hero, using color photographs, maps, and other visual resources to tell the whole story, young biography fans will come to learn more about this man of the God, his writings, his impact on the early church, and the role he plays in history. Featuring a bibliography and scriptural references throughout, this is sure to become a favorite for young readers and for first book reports.

One of the things I really like about both of these books is the symbols that they use throughout. There is a FOOT (Bible hero), an EYE (Eyewitness Account), a JUG (Did you know), and a SCROLL (Word defined.) These symbols are scattered throughout the pages to keep things simple and intriguing for young and old.

As with the previous book, I should note that I grew up in the church and have spent time visiting Biblical sites in the Middle East, this book is still teaching me things! There is so much to learn as a new scholar. But as a veteran, I also find it incredibly educational and intriguing. 

The book and pages are sturdy and colorful. It is well organized with great color photos. Overall, this book is simply delightful!

This is sure to become a favorite for young readers and for first book reports!

BookLook Bloggers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest and truthful review.

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