My Give Thanks Bible brings beloved Bible stories such as Noah’s Ark, David and Goliath, and the birth of Jesus to life for beginning readers. The stories chosen for this padded cover board book show children how people in the Bible were thankful for God’s great blessings and remind us that we should be thankful for the blessings in our lives too.
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|Contributor(s)||Christine M. Schneider|
|About the Contributor(s)||Christine M. Schneider
Christine M. Schneider grew up in Colorado and graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the University of Kansas. Christy owns Yellow Pencil Studio, Inc., an illustration and design studio. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with her husband and daughter.
|Publish Date||Sep 1, 2015|
- Review by Penny
This Bible story book contains sixteen favorite stories with nice pictures for toddlers and children to listen to. This would also be appropriate for an early reader to enjoy. I like how each story adds a, “Thank You God for…” having to do with each story. One such praise is, “Thank You God for beautiful rainbows!” added after the story of “Noah’s Ark”.
I recommend this Bible story book.
(Posted on 12/17/2015)
- Review by Zac
The illustrations are colorful with bright colors. I think they have a modern feel and look to them and I enjoyed the images.
I like how this "Bible" has a Bible story and then has something to give thanks for that relates to the child and the Bible story. That said, I feel like some of them were stretched a little far and not as accurate as I would want my child to use. For example, the story of Solomon says "Solomon asked for wisdom so he would know right from wrong." Then it says to give thanks to God "for teaching me right from wrong." While I understand where this is coming from, especially with the age group this book is geared towards, I think there is a big difference between wisdom and just knowing right from wrong. I'm just not sure some of the stories they chose for this are the best examples to use.
All that said, I like the concept of this Bible and I found the illustrations to be colorful and modern.
*I received a free copy of this product to facilitate this post, however you, my readers, come first and all opinions are my own. (Posted on 12/15/2015)
- Review by Fitzysmom
In preparation for that it has long been our custom to begin talking with our littles about what Thanksgiving is all about. We read several books aloud about the history of Thanksgiving so that they will understand why we are celebrating. Through all of this we focus on the One we are giving thanks to.
This year we are adding in the My Give Thanks Bible. It has sixteen very simple stories that all point to God and the provision he has made for each of us. For instance the section entitled Food for Five Thousand is taken from John 6:1-14 and it says:
"One day, Jesus was speaking to a crowd of people. They were all very hungry. Jesus blessed five loaves of bread and two fish and shared it with the crowd. Through God's grace, that little bit of food fed more than five thousand people. It was a miracle!"
Then it has a little graphic that says Give Thanks and the following: "Thank you, god, for giving me what I need!" That is the exact message that I want our little ones to retain. From even before the pilgrims until this exact moment all we have has been given to us by our gracious God. He not only has provided shelter, clothing and food but He provided a Savior that we might live eternally.
If you are looking for a way to focus on being thankful with your little ones this is a great book. It is short and sweet so their attention spans won't be tried but it still presses in the truth of Scripture.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 11/24/2015)
- Review by InkBlotsbyTRD.blogspot.com
The My Give Thanks Bible contains 16 Bible stories:
Old Testament stories:
- "How the World Began" (creation)
- "Adam & Eve" (Adam & Eve)
- "Noah's Ark" (Noah's ark)
- "A Baby in a Basket" (baby Moses)
- "Moses and the Red Sea" (Moses)
- "David and the Giant" (David & Goliath)
- "Wise King Solomon" (Solomon)
- "In a Den of Lions" (Daniel)
New Testament stories:
- "Mary and the Angel" (Jesus' birth)
- "A Star Lights the Way" (wise men)
- "Jesus Is Baptized" (Jesus' baptism)
- "Jesus and the Disciples" (Jesus' disciples)
- "Food for Five Thousand" (Jesus feeds many)
- "Jesus and the Children" (Jesus & children)
- "Jesus' Sacrifice" (Jesus' arrest & crucifixion)
- "Jesus Goes to Heaven" (resurrection & ascension)
The stories and short prayers in the My Give Thanks Bible are the perfect size for babies and small toddlers. I love that the My Give Thanks Bible includes some stories that are not typically found in Bible story board books and has a focus on thankfulness. Focusing on being thankful can never happen too early in life. Overall, I think this is a must have for your little one's bookshelf.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 11/7/2015)
- Review by Jalynn
Beginning with Genesis 1 and ending with Jesus going to heaven, this small board book Bible is geared toward ages 4-8 years old. Younger children can be read to while it is simple enough for the older age group. After each small 2-3 sentence lesson based on scripture and illustrated is a simple prayer for each child to pray.
This sweet book is a great gift and with thick board like pages is great for those sweet, precious hands of a child!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. (Posted on 11/3/2015)
- Review by Praises of a Wife and Mommy
-How the World Began- Thank you God, for this wonderful world.
-Adam and Eve- Thank you,God, for the special people in my life.
-Noah's Ark- Thank you, God, for beautiful rainbows.
-A Baby in a Basket- Thank you, God, for watching over me.
-Moses and the Red Sea- Thank you, God, for helping me do things I never thought I could.
-David and the Giant- Thank you, God, for helping me be brave.
- Wise King Solomon- Thank-you God, for teaching me right from wrong.
- In a Den of Lions- Thank you, God, for keeping me safe.
- Mary and the Angel- Thank you, God, for giving us your son!
- A Star Lights the way- Thank you, God, for showing me the way.
-Jesus is Baptized- Thank you, God, for washing away my sins.
- Jesus and the Disciples- Thank you, God, for showing me how to live a good life.
- Food for Five Thousand- Thank you, God, for giving me what I need.
- Jesus and the Children- Thank you, Jesus, for always having time for me.
- Jesus Goes to Heaven- Thank you, God, for everything you give me, on earth and in heaven.
I appreciate all the thankful's at the end of each story. It is a perfect Bible to have to help us focus on gratitude. I think this is a perfect Thanksgiving Bible to get out and use in the month of November.
This is a board book so little ones can help turn the pages.
Thanks Zondervan for sending me this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine and I was not paid for this review.
(Posted on 10/26/2015)
- Review by The IE Mommy
The My Give Thanks Bible was an instant hit with him. It must have been the bright, colorful cover with happy characters that grabbed his attention because he instantly took it and sat down to look through it. It has the nice soft cover and rounded corners that are perfect for toddlers to handle with thick cardboard pages for easy turning.
This book goes through the most popular Bible stories that people are usually familiar with. Each story has a title, the reference of the verse(s) in the Bible where it's found and a short recap of the story. What sets this book apart from others is the "give thanks" aspect of it. At the end of each story it says "give thanks" and then says what we can be thankful for in relation to the story.
For example, "In a Den of Lions" found in Daniel says "Thank you, God, for keeping me safe!" This is a great one for little ones especially who have fear as a daily part of their lives. They need to be reminded that God is watching over them, always taking care of them.
I like that this book focuses on giving thanks with Thanksgiving just around the corner. It's a great reminder for our little ones to always give thanks to God for the things he does for us daily. My Give Thanks Bible is a new favorite for both the toddler and I!
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. (Posted on 10/20/2015)
- Review by Sally
Each story lists Bible verse(s) and then thanks God for that gift. The topics include:
How the World Began
Adan and Eve
A Baby in a Basket
Moses and the Red Sea
David and the Giant
Wise King Solomon
In a Den of Lions
Mary and the Angel
A Star Lights the Way
Jesus Is Baptized
Jesus and the Disciples
Food for Five Thousand
Jesus and the Children
Jesus Goes to Heaven
The cover is padded, every page is colorfully illustrated, and the Board Book is perfect for ages 5-8.
Thank you to BookLook for my copy. (Posted on 9/11/2015)
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