Book Review: Bible Basics by Danielle Hitchen
If you know me well, you know I like children.
If you know me better, you know I like books.
When a good children’s book that I really enjoy comes my way, I keep it in my kids’ library forever.
Recently I was able to get a copy of a new book by Danielle Hitchen called Bible Basics, A Baby Believer Counting Primer. This one I will have around in our family library for a very long time!
The book serves several purposes that I can use with my small boys during reading time.
First, this book is laid out nicely in 10 lessons. It has ten thick board pages, each with the lesson number placed in the top corner of the left page. It easily reminds my boys of their numbers and how far we are into the book…and how much longer we have to go until we get to the end.
Secondly, the right side of each section is beautifully crafted to visualize each biblical truth. While on the left there is more detailed information of the same subject.
For example: In the 8th lesson the author is teaching about the Beatitudes. On the left side of the book, the page contains the number eight and the lesson title. It also drafts the details of the Beatitudes by listing in detail what they are and where they can be found. This is great for my 5 year old who understands more.
On the opposite side the artist, Jessica Blanchard, creates a visual aid that makes reciting and memorizing the Beatitudes easier for younger children. This is done in such a way that keeps my 3 yr old engaged and eager to see the next page.
All the pages of this book are displayed with colorful art and detail that make it easy to enjoy.
All in all, this is a well crafted piece that helps create the foundation for biblical growth and understanding while our children are able to absorb so much information. It lays out essential truths including the basic building blocks of knowing who God is, who Jesus is, and the fundamental elements of the Christian faith.
By using the pictures along with the language of the bill, it increases the opportunity for children to learn quickly inside a fun creative atmosphere. This book also poses great moments after each lesson for questions to be asked and answered.
The Bible Basics book is built well in physical and spiritual regard. It will be a good resource for both parent and child in any home or school book collection.
**Thank you to the Blythe Daniel Agency for allowing me and my boys to enjoy and review this book 🙂