Show & Tell Colin D. Jones
John Bennett, Pinxton, Nottingham [SEE PROFILE BELOW]
[5 volumes covering Adam and Eve, Joseph and his family, Elijah and the false prophets, Palm Sunday, and The lame man healed].
Paperback, 16 pages each,
Published by Day One Publications, Rylands Road, Leominster, HR6 0NZ, England.
Price: £2.50 each,
ISBN 978-1-84625-374-4; 978-1-84625-375-1; 978-1-84625-380-5; 978-1-84625-377-5; 978-1-84625-378-2.
These are the first five in what the publishers promise to be a series of books designed to engage ‘young children in family prayers’. Each booklet is designed to be used by parents and read over five days. At the end of each book there is a suggested reading and a sample prayer for each day of the plan.
As one might expect with books aimed at this age group, they are illustrated in colour using computer generated graphics. The picture occupies one page and the Bible story for the day the other page. In this way there is scope to use the booklet with children who are not confident and independent readers. The writer has also included a short glossary at the beginning of each volume that enables the reader to make ‘Big words . . . simple’.
As well as teaching some of the biblical stories to young children, these booklets also seek to emphasize a moral lesson for each day. Based upon these first five, there is much that Christian parents can use to encourage their children to read for themselves, to trust the word of God, and, ultimately, to lead their children to the Lord in salvation. They form an excellent resource.