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.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Angie Smith is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of Dove Award-winning group Selah), author of I Will Carry You, What Women Fear, Mended, and most recently Chasing God. She is one of the most popular speakers and blog writers in the country. She holds a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University and lives with her husband and daughters in Nashville, TN. Her first children’s book, Audrey Bunny, was published in October 2013 and quickly hit no. 1 on Amazon’s Christian Children’s Book list.Breezy Brookshire grew up in Indiana. Her skills as a young artist are mostly self-taught, drawing characters from her imagination as a young child. At the age of seventeen, Breezy opened an Etsy shop called The Breezy Tulip Studio where her artwork is sold and was first recognized by author Angie Smith. Breezy resides in Indiana to this day, sharing a home studio with her sister Emily Rose. Audrey Bunny was Breezy’s first illustrated work with B&H Kids, which reached no. 1 on Amazon’s Christian Children’s Book list in October 2013.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A children's book with beauty and substance. "For Such a Time as This" is a children's books designed to serve as an everyday companion without sacrificing its keepsake qualities. I think it will earn worn pages and a cracked spine- it certainly would have in my house! First, I want to talk about the way Angie Smith writes. It's beautiful, almost like a really good women's devotional, without ever being above a girl's understanding. She brings each account around to the way God's heart was displayed , and she shows the character's responses to him. We his grace and mercy and patience and hope- she points out his hand in each woman's life. And she uses words well. She reframes what the Scriptures tell us in a way that expands our imagination. These aren't narrow, flat, factual retellings. They're positive, imaginative renderings of God's revelation. Christmas is "One night where the ordinary kissed the sacred, never to be the same again." In Eden, "Life together was barefoot and perfect, every moment a gift from the Giver." Children will get these images. They'll get the idea that creation and life and goodness are tangled up, and they'll look for holiness in the middle of it all. And now, take a look at Breezy Brookshire's illustrations. The colors, the lines, the movement! (The details... notice the koala bear she tucked into Shem's arms as they board the ark?) As kids, my sister and I wore out Kenneth N. Taylor's Bible story book. We loved his artwork, yet he focused mostly on the masculine figures. This book features the feminine faces. We see lovely Rebekah, with her pure heart shining out of her eyes. We see the aged Anna, waiting for the Promised One. And Breezy even captured some of the more obscure women like Hagar, Rahab, and Gomer. We see Hagar collapsed in the desert, crushed by despair because her son is dying of thirst. Then we see her reviving Ishmael with the water the Lord provides. We see Rahab, on the roof, arms crossed, alone and broken. Then we see her crack open the door to the Israelites, the moment that changes her life. We see Gomer for sale on the salve block, dressed in tatters. And we see her redemption, as she's welcomed home to her children. B&H Kids provided a review copy for my, and in return I provided my opinion. Prepare to meet a new favorite author/illustrator team. And if your girl happens to be a budding artist, then the notes from Angie and Breezy on how the book was made will be fascinating. (My sister would have pored over these pages.)