Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book Review: Heroes and Villains of the Bible

Heroes and Villains of the Bible
By Thomas Nelson
Tommy Nelson, 2011
English, 256 pgs


50 true-life adventures of real people from the Bible-stories of good versus evil, right versus wrong, and heroes versus villains-and their life-shaping lessons that point children to God-the greatest hero of all!

The Bible is packed with stories of courageous people who loved and served God, and how He used them to do great things in the world. It is also filled with villainous people who disobeyed God and did horrible things. Heroes and Villains of the Bible encourages its readers to aspire to become great, courageous, and heroic servants of God, and reject all that is evil in the world.

With Heroes and Villains of the Bible, children will realize some of their favorite heroes aren't from the movies, but are real people from the Bible.

I was expecting this to be more than just Scriptures. I was expecting a story style book about the famous heroes and villains in the Bible. There were maybe two paragraphs on each story with a paraphrase of the story. The art is actually pretty though. The pictures are computer generated and have a style similar to Avatar in realness.

The language is simple enough to read as it's geared toward the 9-12 year old demographic. I just couldn't find anything different about the book.

It contains 50 stories, both Old and New Testament and each story is marked to tell the reader it's a hero with a lion or villain with a snake. It was a pretty good selection of characters too. I appreciate that women were included (whether hero or villain).

If I were the publisher though I'd rethink the cover. It looks like a book for boys and it really is for both genders.

I received a copy of the book for review. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review.

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