Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible - Review and Tour Giveaway

God’s Spirit is living among God’s people.
He always was, always is, and always will be.
These are the stories that tell about him and what he does.

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible, written by Doris Rikkers and illustrated by Fernando Juarez, presents over 40 Bible stories from the old and new testaments that show how God’s Spirit has been with his people from the beginning of time. Keep reading to learn more about this new release from ZonderKidz!

About the book:

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible brings to life more than 40 Bible stories that help readers understand that God’s Spirit has been with us since the beginning of time and continues to be with us today. From the glory of creation through the powerful letters of Paul, God’s Spirit is living in his people. Old and New Testament stories such as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Joseph, the Baptism of Jesus, and Pentecost come alive with dramatic illustrations by Fernando Juarez and
moving text by Doris Rikkers. With a cover that sparkles and shines with foil, this is a special storybook Bible that will appeal to both children and parents alike.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
If I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
If I settle on the far side of the sea,
Even there your hand will guide me,
Your right hand will hold me fast.
~ Psalm 139: 7–10

About the author and illustrator:

Doris Wynbeek Rikkers is a freelance writer and editor who has written many bestselling children’s books and Bibles.  Although she loves the ocean, she lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, surrounded by her books, her flower gardens, and her family and friends.

Spanish artist Fernando Juarez illustrates children’s books and also works as an art supervisor at the Madrid studio Ilion Animation. The company produces 3D feature films for children. Fernando has three kids himself, and if he has any time left after work and family, you might catch him playing guitar in a rock band.

You can also enter to win a copy of The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible and other awesome kids' releases in a giveaway hosted by Read with Audra.

The prize pack includes a copy of:

Spirit of God Illustrated Bible
Adventure Bible Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations
NIV Kids Visual Study Bible
Explorer's Bible Guide
Words to Love By
Love Letters from God

Enter to win the prize pack here!

My Review:

I believe that kids should be taught about Jesus at a very young age.  If they grow up praying and reading verses, chances are they will want to continue with that as they get older.  Curl up together with your kids and experience the Bible in a fresh, new way with The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible.

Young children will enjoy reading the different Bible stories and seeing the illustrations that capture the moments.  The Bible is divided into two sections - the Old Testament and the New Testament. 

Some of the Old Testament stories include:
God's Spirit Gives Confidence to Gideon
Ezekiel Travels on the Wings of an Angel
God's Spirit and Creation

Some of the New Testament stories include:
Simeon Sees Through the Eyes of the Spirits
How Will Jesus Come?
The Holy Spirit Fills Saul

Each of the stories tells where the original accounts can be found in the Bible and each of the stories includes a verse from that book in the Bible.  Each story is told in a way that is understandable to children.  This is a nice book to start young children off with when first teaching them about Bible stories and characters.

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


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