Hi friends! Are you interested in great devotional Bibles and Bible stories to share with your children and family? FlyBy/Propeller Promotions sent me a free copy of Zonderkidz’ new The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible to use and review. And, I’ll be giving away another copy to one reader at the end of this post!
About The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible
Written by Doris Wynbeek Rikkers and gorgeously illustrated by Fernando Juarez, this colorful book of Bible stories based on Scriptures includes verses and accounts from both the New and Old Testaments. In total, there are 40 different Bible stories! Each one starts with a verse that describes what God or the Holy Spirit are doing, and the biblical reference for the story. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in this book, first from the Old Testament:
- The Spirit Makes All Things New Again
- The Spirit’s Gift to Joseph
- The Spirit Inspires Bezalel
- The Spirit Prepares Others to Help Moses
- The Spirit Changes Saul into a Leader
- God’s Spirit Speaks Through David
And, from the New Testament, you’ll find:
- Simeon Sees Through the Eyes of the Spirit
- The Spirit Comes Like a Dove
- Jesus Makes a Promise
- The Spirit Takes Philip Away
- The Holy Spirit Fills Saul
- The Fruit of the Spirit
- and tons more!
This hardback book is sturdy and the illustrations and pages inside are very glossy and eye-catching.
What I thought about The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible
First, I love the illustrations. They are gorgeous, colorful, full of life and fun. They really bring the Bible stories and characters to life in an exciting and interesting way; for adults as well as children. I really enjoy Fernando Juarez’s art.
I really liked the Bible stories the author chose to use. We’re familiar, of course, with Adam and Eve or Joseph and his dreams. But what about Simeon? Jahaziel? Ezekiel? Zechariah the priest? Or Philip, in the book of Acts? These are fantastic people whose interactions with God our children might not know about, and they are great additions to this illustrated story Bible.
The stories are bite-sized and don’t contain a lot of text (although the important factors are mentioned) so they would be great for reading aloud to little children, or for devotional times with the whole family before bed (or at any other time). It would also be a fantastic addition to a children’s Sunday school class.
I like that the book is about the Holy Spirit and His interaction with people throughout human history (well, at least, biblical history). We learn a lot over the courses of our Christian lives about God and Jesus. But the Holy Spirit is often the less-seen, unnamed person of the Trinity who is still active and at work. It is a great reminder that God is at work; and that the Holy Spirit has an important purpose!
How to enter to win The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible for yourself!
Simply click on the pink “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll find a variety of ways to enter. Giveaway closes on 9/28/18, and one winner will be selected. Best wishes!
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.