I have a wonderful giveaway today. There are two sets of books–one for kids and one for teens. Enter one giveaway or both! These would be wonderful to give to your kids for Easter, or for any other occasion!
The Kids Set (for preschool-age 7) has
The Legend of the Easter Egg by Lori Walburg (illustrated by Richard Cowdrey) The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith, by Mike Berenstain 101 Bible Stories from Creation to Revelation (illustrated by Dan Andreasen) In The Legend of the Easter Egg, we follow the story of a little boy whose sister has become very sick. He goes to stay with friends while she gets better. While there he learns about why Easter eggs remind us of Easter. A chick breaks out of its egg, just like Christ broke out of the tomb. The boy understands about Jesus and His sacrifice and gives his life to Christ. On Easter morning he runs to see his sister who is now better to tell her of his new faith in Jesus. It’s a pretty, hardback book. In The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith Brother and Sister Bear find out that their science-loving friend Ferdy Factual doesn’t believe God created the world. It’s the first time Brother and Sister encounter someone who thinks that you can’t believe in or trust God if you are a scientist. Brother and Sister love science, too. They love to learn about dinosaurs and fossils, to look at the stars with a telescope, and to look through a microscope at germs. But when they are looking at the moon through a telescope with Ferdy, Sister mentions that God did a good job. Ferdy tell them that not only does he not believe that God created everything, he doesn’t even believe in God. He only believes in things he can see and test and prove. The bears talked to their parents about it. Mama tells them that they have to have faith. Now that’s a hard concept for young kids to understand! So, the next day they go to visit Preacher Brown to see if he can expain it better. They learn that faith comes from reading the Bible, feeling God’s love for us, and in seeing the beauty of God’s creation. Preacher Brown also tells them that Daniel in the Bible had faith that God would save him from the lions. Faith in God is trusting in his love. Brother and Sister Bear decide at the end of the story that faith in God is important to them. I love how this book shows that you can be a “scientist” and have faith in God at the same time. 101 Bible Stories From Creation to Revelation is a Bible story book. There are 3 things I really like about this book that make it unique from other Bible story books: half of the stories are from the New Testament, the illustrations are more realistic (not cartoonish), and it has a higher reading level. It is perfect for reading to children or for independent older readers to read to themselves. Each facing page has one page of the story and one page of illustration. Hardback book with 217 pages.
The Teens Set has
All In Student Edition is an encouraging book for helping teens choose the right life–the God life. I really enjoyed reading about different peoples’ experiences in the book. You’ll find stories of Colonel Joshua Chamberlain (Civil War), Stanley Tam (United States Plastic Corporation), and Phil Vischer (Veggie Tales), among many others. Inspire your teen with this book (paperback, 160 pages). Gods at War Student Edition explains to students how to recognize and fight against the modern-day idols we see in our society. There are 3 specific idols that are highlighted: Pleasure, Power, and Love. Anything that teens might put before God (entertainment, technology, pornography, drugs, materialism, etc.) is talked about in this book, and they learn how to serve Jesus instead. Paperback, 203 pages. This blue-covered NIV Bible for Teens is beautiful in charcoal and blue faux leather. It’s less than an inch thick, has a ribbon marker, 8 pages of maps, and Christ’s words in read. It’s in the new NIV translation And a Bible for girls: The Young Women of Faith Bible. In this hardback Bible, you’ll find the regular features (maps, concordance, and full NIV text) as well as a Weekly Bible Study and some commentary explaining difficult passages. There are journal sections to learn about other girls’ experiences and to write about your own and specific verses to memorize.
Enter one or both giveaways below on the Rafflecopter! Winners will be chosen on Saturday April 5 and will have 24 hours to respond to my email. Two different winners will be chosen (can’t win both giveaways).
Congratulations to the winners: Liz and Sara!
(Disclosure: I received copies of all the above books in order to write these reviews. This post also includes affiliate links.)