We recently received a fantastic resource for parents and their little ones; Bible Basics: A Baby Believer Counting Primer to use and review from the BlogAbout Blogger Network. This precious, meaningful little board book uses Biblical principles and truths to teach children their numbers from 1-10. Its artwork is incredible and its narrative, both beautiful and faithful to Scripture. Let me tell you more…and at the end of this post, you’ll have an opportunity to win a giveaway for a copy of your own!
About Bible Basics
Bible Basics: A Baby Believer Counting Primer is a sturdy, beautifully bound 7 1/3″ x 7 1/3″ board book. Authored by Danielle Hitchen and illustrated by Jessica Blanchard, it’s designed to introduce children to principles and foundations of the Christian faith as well as to their first numbers, 1 through 10. It uses Bible verses, hymns, prayers, history, and simple teaching to bring these tenets to life in ways that even the youngest listener can understand. Gorgeous artwork accompanies each of the ten principles and makes them vivid and memorable. Although the size is larger than most board books, it’s still well-proportioned for little hands to hold. And, the size gives plenty of room for the text and illustrations, printed in readable font.
This is truly a unique and unusual idea for a board book. It was birthed out of Danielle Hitchen’s question: how could she teach her babies to know God and to love Him? What an incredible answer Bible Basics is to that question! I don’t want to spoil the joy you’d find when you read this book for the first time, so I’m not going to tell you everything that’s in it. But here’s just a sampling of what you’ll find in this beautiful book:
- The 9 fruits of the Spirit
- The 10 Commandments
- The Trinity
- The 5 books of the Pentateuch
- and 6 more!
Ways you could use Bible Basics in your own home
So…I have a confession to make. We do not currently have a baby or a toddler in our home! (Our regular readers know that our boy is a 9th grader.) However, I absolutely adored the idea of this gorgeous little board book and I loved that I could share a copy with one of you! What I discovered, when I received Bible Basics, is that it’s not only an incredible resource and learning tool for little ones. It also reinforces the beautiful tenets of Christianity for any believer, be he or she young and fresh, or more seasoned in the faith.
Here are some other ways that I know Bible Basics could bless you!
- Read it aloud during family worship
- Use it as a jumping-off point for a study of the Scriptural principles in it (for example, you could study one concept per week and look up related verses that go with each principle)
- Allow it to inspire your homeschool art times
- Prop it up on an easel in your home, and display different pages on different days
- Purchase it for a shower or new baby gift
- And of course, its primary purpose: read it to your little ones 🙂
What our family thought
We LOVED Bible Basics! During our family worship time one week, I read it aloud to my husband and son. It was so encouraging. It really made us all think about many of the different truths that make up our relationships with God through Christ Jesus. And, it blessed us. I really do think that I could use this to do a deeper study on each item that the author presents, by simply doing a word or topical study in the Bible and using that with my son.
We’re also a family who loves art. So we weren’t just blessed by the biblical truths of Bible Basics. We were also really moved to think more deeply about each of the 10 tenets, because of the way that the art helped to unfold those truths. Plus, they were just beautiful pictures.
My guys knew that this was a book that I’d received for both review and for a giveaway. But my husband said, “You can’t give away this book!” (He was relieved to hear that I received a separate copy to give away to one of our readers.)
We’ll definitely continue to use Bible Basics. And, I’m going to follow my own recommendation and display the various pages via propping the book up on a small easel, open to one pair of pages at a time. What better way to enjoy God’s Word and art at the same time? 🙂
My recommendations for you?
Get a copy of this book. Read it to your little ones…again and again. Use it for a basis for a deeper study. And revel in the beauty, grace, and abundance that God offers to us in relationship and salvation through Christ Jesus. You can find a copy and more (including art prints and a coloring book) at Catechesis Books.
Also, keep an eye out for more books in the Baby Believer Primers series. This is the first of more to come.
And, enter my giveaway! The BlogAbout Blogger Network has provided a copy of this wonderful book for one reader. Just enter below in the Giveaway Tools “Enter Here” link. Best wishes!
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