This one-of-a-kind ABC book follows the timeline of the Bible fromAtoZ, containing corresponding Scripture passages, descriptions, classical fine art, and whimsical illustrations. Written for kids up to age 7, but engaging enough for the whole family.
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.33(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as the president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries. He is an editor of the Theologians on the Christian Life series and also hosts the weekly podcast 5 Minutes in Church History.
Ned Bustard (BA, Millersville University) is a graphic designer, author, illustrator, art gallery director, and printmaker. He owns the design firm World's End Images, and is also the creative director for Square Halo Books, Inc. He is the designer for Christians in the Visual Arts. Ned and his wife, Leslie, have three daughters.
What People are Saying About This
“What a great idea! Teaching children the ABCs of Bible history is brilliant and timely. Nichols gives us an enormously helpful resource for parents who are looking for creative ways to teach their children the fundamentals of the faith. Short, Christ-centered, Scripture-filled, and entertaining, this book will introduce children to the most incredible story ever told.”
R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Moms and dads, here is a book that will teach your little ones the story of the Bible in a way that they will not only understand but also enjoy. Filled with humor and truth, Bible History ABCs should be by your child’s bedside. In no time at all, they will learn about God’s mighty acts in history and how this good God has rescued rebel sinners through his Son Jesus Christ. I read it to my four children and they loved it, begging me to keep reading!”
Matthew Barrett, Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Executive Editor, Credo Magazine; editor, Reformation Theology
“As a mom to four young boys, I love finding good resources to read to them that not only give them a love for reading, but also show them the wonder of God’s word. I want their love for reading to transfer into a love for reading God’s word, and Bible History ABCs gives a wonderful, big-picture overview of the Bible that is both enjoyable to read and engaging to look at. I look forward to reading it with my kids again and again!”
Courtney Reissig, author, Glory in the Ordinary
“In a fresh and engaging way, Nichols has picked the highest fruits of biblical revelation and brought them down to the level of little children. Clever, captivating, and concise, this book is a fantastic tool for any parents desiring to teach their children God’s purpose and plan in biblical history.”
Jeremy Vuolo, Pastor, Grace Community Church, Laredo, Texas
“This is a delightful and creative way to tell the Bible’s story.”
Andy Naselli, Associate Professor of New Testament and Theology, Bethlehem College & Seminary; Elder, Bethlehem Baptist Church
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Bible is an overarching story of God's people and His plan to restore man to Himself. The best way for children, and really any of us, to understand this is to follow the timeline of that restoration and God's continuous love through all of it. Written for ages 4-7 years, Bible History ABC's takes the reader through significant points of Biblical history all the way from (A)dam to (Z)ion, highlighting the hand of God. Each letter touches on a Biblical truth, complete with corresponding Scripture and illustration. I've been on a quest in the past year to find Bible resources that push beyond the basics. It's been really impressed on my heart to provide my kids with a Christian education that has depth. I've read some reviews on this book that say it's not age appropriate, that it's too much. I would respectfully disagree. While the concepts are definitely challenging, I don't think it's all that beyond our preschoolers. They are capable of grasping so much more than we give them credit for, and I have to appreciate a book that doesn't dumb down the gospel. Biblically sound, challenging, and rich, I'm excited to use this ABC book in educating my kids. *Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
The Story of God’s Promises from A to Z By Stephen J. Nichols This is the third book in a series done by Stephen J Nichols and illustrated by Ned Bustard. I have not had the privilege to read the previous two books but this one was fine on its own. It doesn’t feel like it is marketed for the appropriate age group. The illustrations and concept are ok but again the age of the child reading this to understand would be maybe 5-8 years old so then the pictures and layout are perhaps too childish? I liked the goal and idea but I think it is off the mark because of the age it is marketed too and the age it is appropriate for. I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
With excellent theology explained in a way that even young kids can understand, Bible History ABCs takes you through the overarching story of the Bible and God's plan of redemption using the alphabet as a guide. Kids and parents will enjoy the fun and alliterative descriptions of the Biblical stories and the beautiful artwork and Bible verses that go along with each letter. Thank you NetGalley and Crossway for an Advance Readers Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!