I received a copy of THE BIBLE AND ME: STORIES WITH A MESSAGE TO LIVE BY by Lois Rock from Lion Hudson via Kregel in exchange for an honest review. This hardcover book is beautifully illustrated by Alida Massari.
I read this children’s’ book a little differently than previous books. Normally, I read them and think about my days in college learning to be an elementary teacher. I think about the kids I taught and the kids I know through family. This time, however, I thought about my soon-to-be-born baby (although this is geared more towards children than babies). This is definitely a book I want to keep so that someday he can cherish it. It is a hardcover, so it is perfect for treasuring for years to come.
The illustrations accompany child-appropriate retellings of well-known Bible stories. I can see a parent reading this to his or her child, and having the shortened version expanded into a conversation. I can also see the parent starting a conversation from these stories on how to be a better person and how to seek greater fulfillment from each day.
I highly recommend this as an addition to any children’s home library and as a great gift.