The Tiny Truth’s Illustrated Bible was the perfect book to review with my eleven-year-old son. We make it a priority to read bedtime stories and we read a new story each night. You have the table of contents which gives you a guide and title to the story you are reading. The bible is also broken into the Old Testament & New Testament. It is illustrated with pictures that bring the story to life. I usually would have my son read to me until the flu hit our household. Then I was on mommy reading duty!
When he fell ill and was on Tamiflu with lots of liquids and bed rest, I made it a point to read to him whenever he was awake and alert enough to understand the stories. The way it’s written makes it easy for children to follow the story line and form their own opinions and theories as to what was going on during that time. The Tiny Truth’s Illustrated Bible answers questions within the stories that your child may have as they read each one.
The characters are diverse, and you start to see how the stories align with one another giving you the overall picture of how God has love for all his children. There are so many lessons that are taught through these stories that can help your child navigate and understand things they may be experiencing currently. The story of Joseph really resonated with him and he was able to pull out pieces of the story and reflect how he’s gone through similar situations with people.
My son loved the stories and learning about what God has done for his people. He really liked the illustrations and their attire. He kept mentioning their clothes and how it reminded him of Greek Mythology and their ancient garments. The stories were easy to read and follow along for him. The lessons are priceless, he really liked learning about faith and seeing how Gods people trusted in him and called upon him. He understands that God keeps his promises and the importance of keeping the faith.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible with my son. It’s helping him grow in our faith and understand the bible. You can win a copy for a special child in your life and it’s available on Amazon.
Takeaways: “God wants to fix the broken things in the world, and we get to help. Jesus shows us how. We need to… Love God with your whole heart, Love everyone the way God loves us & Love your enemies and do good to those who hurt us.”