For Such a Time as This: Stories of Women from the Bible, Retold for Girls
This is an absolutely beautiful book in words and pictures! Retold for girls, it is a collection of stories of women of the Bible and how God uses themwhether they followed God or notin His overarching plan. There is so much I love about this book! The stories are carefully retold without contradicting the Biblical account or sanitizing challenging topics. The plentiful graphite and full-color illustrations are absolutely lovely and captivating. Of particular note, based on the author's personal conviction, the face of Jesus is never portrayed. Sometimes Bible story books stay at a superficial level, but this book is a dig-deeper devotional book. After each of the 40 stories, the girl is guided to take a closer look at "He," (focusing on Jesus), "Me" (an opportunity to build personal character) and "She" (an opportunity to pray for another girl). Each story includes a key Hebrew word with pronunciation and a key memory verse. Includes a Parent Connection page, with bonus material accessible online. Written by Angie Smith. 9" x 9", hc, 249 pp. ~ Ruth
From bestselling author Angie Smith comes her second children's book, For Such a Time as This, a Bible storybook for girls that features 40 biblical retellings from prominent women in both the Old and New Testament. Illustrated once more by Breezy Brookshire, For Such A Time As This is the pair's second children's book together following the success of Audrey Bunny. For Such a Time as This illuminates the stories from the perspective of prominent women of the Bible, including Eve, Sarah & Hagar, Esther, Mary Magdalene, Gomer, and more with vivid and historical accuracy. Girls aged 6 to 10 will enjoy learning about God through the recounts of the Bible's heroines and stunning illustrations. Summaries at the end of each story highlight the attribute of God to be learned and offer thoughtful reflections for both parent and child to takeaway.