I recently downloaded "Heroes & Villains of the Bible" in ebook format. I have a young daughter, and was interested to see if it would be something that I could read with her. Obviously, I would much rather she look up to heroes of the Bible than some of the "role models" that are out there today. I liked the book, but think that it would be better for an older age group than my daughter. I would suggest 7 or 8 years old and up. While the cover of the book suggests it is a "boy book", it actually follows more than just men of the Bible. I liked that they included some female characters, such as Ruth and Delilah. The book reads as a Bible, albeit the children's version, so it isn't like a traditional bible story book. Each chapter offers a thought or discussion to help your child connect with the reading. It also offers up a short moral of the reading. I liked that it helps the child get involved in the story. The readings are taken from a small percentage of the Bible, from the books of: Genesis, Exodus, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 1 Kings, Esther, Daniel, Jonah, Luke, Matthew, John, Mark, and Acts. Not such a great read for smaller children, but definitely great for boys or girls who are a little bit older.
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