A while back I had the privilege of reviewing T is for Tree and later His Mercy Endureth Forever: Psalm 136 which is a beautiful picture book based on the Psalm and illustrated by Kathleen DeJong. So, when I heard that the Reformed Free Press Publishing Association had a new book starting a brand-new series I was excited to get my hands on it and start reading it with my children. When Jehovah’s Mighty Acts arrived they were thrilled to open it and the cover had my five-year-old begging me to start reading it aloud to him. With Bible stories by Nathan J Langerak and illustrations by Micheal Welply this is a beautiful hard cover book written for the elementary age group.
Over the course of the last month or so, I have been reading various stories from the book mostly to my five-year-old but if they are around even my eleven and thirteen-year-old children would stop to listen to the exciting stories of God’s mighty acts. My five-year-old would often bring me the book to read or ask me to read a story from his new ‘Bible book’ as he called it. Since it was so beautifully illustrated, he could also take it and ‘read’ it himself by looking through the pictures even though he cannot yet actually read. He enjoyed looking at the pictures and telling the story based on what he saw and what he remembered from my reading.
The Reformed Free Press Publishing Association recommends these books as read alouds for ages seven to ten but I think they would be interesting to a broader age range of at least five to twelve. They could be used as bedtime stories or a part of a homeschool morning basket. With older children they could even look up the scripture and compare it to the stories.
Each story or chapter is two to three pages long and includes full color illustrations. One feature that I really loved is that at the beginning of each story they list the scripture from which the story was taken. These stories come from all parts of the Old Testament including stories from Genesis all the way to Esther. Some of the stories are very well known such as creation, the fall, and the tower of Babel. However, other stories might not be as well-known such as “Assyria Smitten” and “The Day the Sun Stood Still”.
Rather than just going chronologically through the Bible this series of books is thematic with each book telling stories from throughout the Old Testament related to that theme. The theme of this particular book was Old Testament stories that display God’s mighty acts of salvation. The next book that is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2020 will be based on the theme of Old Testament friends and servants of God.
If you are looking for a book of Bible stories that gives more detail and information that most children’s story books, but is still written in an engaging story format that is easy for children to understand, you need to consider adding Jehovah’s Mighty Acts to your home library. We are looking forward to finishing reading the stories in this book and getting the next book when it is published in 2020.
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