Monday, November 17, 2014

Look Inside the Time of Jesus By Lois Rock Book Review

A fascinating flap book full of bustling scenes from the time of Jesus that will keep inquiring young minds busy. Detailed depictions of Bible history are enhanced by a glimpse behind the scenes with flaps to lift on every page. Brief text explains the setting of the picture, and references events and stories from Jesus' life. The captivating pictures and to-the-point text make this book especially useful for encouraging reluctant readers. The book covers the first Christmas, a synagogue and carpenter's workshop in Nazareth, fishing in Capernaum, farming and shepherding in the hills of Galilee, homes of the wealthy and everyday people, the temple in Jerusalem, the way of the cross.

My Thoughts:

Flap books are always so fun. What kid or adult alike doesn’t enjoy looking under the flap to see what awaits them? The neat part is that all the flaps are different and open in various shapes and directions.

This is a hardcover board book. You will discover eight different themes laid out in a two page spread in this book:

A Stable in Bethlehem
At Home in Nazareth
By the Shore of Lake Galilee
Farm Country
A Rich Man’s Feast
The Temple in Jerusalem
A Roman Trial
A Garden Tomb

The illustrations are vivid and give a good insight into the times that Jesus lived. You get a bit of history, culture, and life style of the Biblical times. There is a lot to discover within the pages of this book.

You get a little introduction on some of the Bible stories. The stories are very informative and engaging. This is a wonderful book for young readers.

I love this book and this would be a wonderful book to add to anyone’s home library. My 8 year old son enjoyed this book and has already spent a few times exploring the pages in this book. My 11 year old daughter who has special needs has asked mom and brother to read it to her on several occasions. Thank you for a delightful book that I would highly recommend.

Disclaimer: I provided an advanced reader copy of this book from Kregel Publication for free in order to write this review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and were not subject to editing from the publisher.

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