Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Precious Moments Storybook Bible Review
Recently I read the Precious Moments Storybook Bible to my 6 year old and she loves it. This storybook bible is a collection favorite bible stories, songs, prayers, and praise. It is broken into 4 collections: Favorite Bible Classics, Words of Praise and Wisdom, More Stories of Faith, and Songs and Prayers. The illustrations are what make this book stand out. Our family has a special spot for Precious Moments being that my mother-in-law lives near the chapel and we can visit it every year or so. The book is written at a K-3 grade understanding level, but more of a 3rd grade reading. It does not talk down to children or "dumb down" the story. It reads like a bible. The only part I don't like about it is that the stories are not in biblical order. The stories in each collection are, but as a whole book they are not. For instance, Jesus feeds the 5,000 on page 47 and is born on page 115. That does throw off an adult reader, but my 6 year old never noticed. I think this book would not only be a wonderful addition to a beginning readers collection, but to any Precious Moments fan as well.