David And Joseph Books - Review And Giveaway!

I love having bible story books, or books with biblical lessons for Wyatt and Gwen.  The more the better!  So I was excited to get the opportunity to review two books this month - My Story: David, and My Story: Joseph from Thomas Nelson.

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These books are just fun.  The illustrations are beautifully done and fun to look at, and each story is written from the main character's perspective.  The book starts out with an introduction page for all the characters in the story, and it was fun for me to read to Wyatt because there is some humor thrown in here and there as well (like arrows pointing to Saul's "trendy beard" and Goliath's "big, ugly toes").

(If you want a closer look at some of the pages, you can check them out here: 

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The funnest thing for Wyatt was looking at all the stickers in the back!  We are at an age where Wyatt loves stickers.  It was hard to talk him out of peeling them off right now, but I'm hoping to save them for when he's a little bigger, because at the back of each book are  "journal" pages where you can decorate the story with the appropriate stickers!

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The one thing I wasn't crazy about was that I felt like the story of David, particularly his conviction, was told weakly.  In the book David decides the rewards for killing Goliath sounded "cool" and that was his reason for choosing to fight him.  But in the Bible David chooses to fight him for more righteous motives - because Goliath was "defying the armies of the living God" (1 Samuel 17:26, 36).  I would have appreciated a little more depth on that point.

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Other than that though, I thought these books were cute and fun, and Wyatt (and Gwen) loved looking at them!

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Note: I received the books "My Story: David", and "My Story: Joseph" for free in exchange for this review.  This is my honest opinion.


If you would like a chance to win copies of both of these books, enter the giveaway below!  I'll leave this giveaway open through December 31st at 11:59 PM, since things get crazy with the holidays.                 Enter away!

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Diana Hill said...

I really enjoy reading your book reviews. I bought the book "Drivng my tractor", for my son, after your review. I am not sure whether to thank you or not (HAHA!!) all he wants to do is listen to the CD with the song on it! ireally think one day I heard it close to 50 times! But it is a cute book and I am glad he likes it! All that to say I appreciate your opinions on chilrens books!

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

Such a good giveaway!! I hope I win!! Thanks

Unknown said...

my daughter loves Samson!

Sarah said...

We're loving Noah and Mary around here - the nativity scene helps with Mary - Jesus' mama. She also calls our nativity scene "God's house." Just a fun fyi for ya. :)

Amy said...

I love this giveaway!!

Christy F. said...

I love Esther! My kiddo is to young to love a Bible character- but he does love veggie tales!! :)

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