Your Favorites

Hello, faithful readers!  Sarah and I do have some great new books to share with you, but unfortunately none of our reviews were ready to post today.  Instead, for a fun change of pace we thought we’d turn the tables and ask you to tell us about your favorite theological children’s books.  We know that there are still many gems out there just waiting to be discovered, so especially if you know of some that we haven’t yet reviewed, please let us know!  Even if your favorites are some that we’ve already written about, we’d love to hear that, too.   (Mainly, we just love hearing from you!)

5 thoughts on “Your Favorites

  1. The one I mentioned on my blog that is just the hymn text of “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God” illustrated.

    “I Believe” which is the Nicene Creed illustrated by Pauline Baynes of Narnia and LOTR.

    Other favorite illustrated songs:
    “Matthew’s Begats” by Andrew Peterson, Kadir Nelson’s “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” and E.B. Lewis’ “This Little Light of Mine.” Sarah Chamberlain’s “The Friendly Beasts” and Ashley Bryan’s “All Things Bright and Beautiful.”

    “The Boy Who Changed the World” by Andy Andrews

  2. The Action Bible illustrated by Sergio Cariello is a new favorite for us. We really like Paul Galdone’s The First Seven Days, and a few Bible storybooks by Mary Auld and illustrated by Diana Mayo (we own two about Moses, one on Daniel, and one on Joseph, and we’ve checked couple others out at the library.) ND Wilson’s old stories are good (In the Time of Noah, Sword of Abram, and The Dragon and the Garden). And many of the Arch Books that I remember from my childhood are also well done (we have one about Christmas, one about Easter, and one about Creation.) The one we’ve read the most is The Children’s Illustrated Bible by Selina Hastings, illustrated by Eric Thomas, although I did alter wording on a couple stories and skipped their sidebars and introductory pages. We’re about a quarter of the way through the Aelfred Rex Story Bible, which has 300 stories with many direct quotes and more detail than any other story Bible I’ve ever read. The 5-10 short questions after each story are so helpful! My one complaint is the anthropomorphic depiction of God in the 19th century folios they use (think Sistine Chapel ceiling, but in black and white). I’m also not a big fan of depicting angels as men either, and that happens a good bit, too. We’ve been reading it around the breakfast table, so I just tip the book up when one of those illustrations comes up.

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