Our children have so many experiences in life-- going to school, joining a t-ball team, spending time with family and friends, etc. As parents, we plan their experiences, hoping that each experience adds value to their lives. Sometimes in the hustle of a busy life, we can miss out on helping our children experience the most important part of life, experiencing God.
The terminology, "experiencing God" may have a familiar ring to many parents. In fact, like me, you may have actually done a Bible study, written by Henry Blackaby, called "Experiencing God". These experiencing God lessons are now available in picture book format for children. Experiencing God is something that I want for my boys. When I had the opportunity to review, Sammy Experiences God by Tom Blackaby, I was excited to see how these lessons could impact my boys. After all, I don't want my boys to have all of life's experiences and miss out on experiencing God. The links in this post are affiliate links. I was sent a free copy of this book for review purposes.
Sammy Experiences God: An Experiencing God at Home Storybook by Tom Blackaby, Sammy loves reading Bible stories with his parents and he wants to experience God on his own, just like the Bible characters he has read about. When his experiences aren't as dramatic as those in the Bible, Sammy is disappointed. Luckily, his wise Grandpa Henry steps in and helps Sammy see that God has been with him every step of the way. He shares great principles about experiencing God in our everyday life.
The book, Sammy Experiences God, is a well written story with wise principles. The illustrations are engaging for kids. Kids will love reading about Sammy and seeing each of Sammy's illustrations on each page. There are Bible verses to accompany the illustrations, so families could read those stories as they read the story book. There are also frogs hidden in the illustrations on each page for children to discover. The book includes a secret code, which is a fun feature. There are words written in three different colors. Children find the secret words, write them in order, and read the special coded messages. The codes contain a ton of sight words, which means kids will be able to write and decode the messages pretty easily! The book also includes a parent guide.
Blackaby Books International has released a new line of books so the whole family can share Experiencing God. Check out these other titles. (There are amazon affiliate links)
Experiencing God at Home
Seven Steps to Knowing, Doing, and Experiencing the Will of God for Teens
I received this book free of charge from Shelton Interactive in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was given.