Book Review: Heroes and Villians of the Bible


Every day our kids are faced with choices and living with the results of those choices. Heroes and Villains of the Bible published by Thomas Nelson features Bible stories of both villains and heroes from the Old and New Testaments. This book helps kids decide which choices make a hero and which ones make someone a villain. By the end of the book, readers see that "real heroes choose God"


My 9-year-old son enjoyed the way the stories were presented. They were all comprised of actual Bible text in modern language. Following each story, was a summary of things to learn and questions to consider. Most stories include a brightly colored illustration of the Bible characters featured in that story which look like vivid photographs. Both the Bible stories and the pictures bring these Bible characters to life in a way that I think kids today can relate to. That may sound trite but if you get this book, I believe you will see it is true. These familiar stories about characters such as Daniel, Cain, Joseph, Gideon, Ruth, Mary, Stephen, among several others, are well presented. Through these stories, kids (and adults) are shown traits of both villains and heroes in the Bible. I enjoyed the book as much as my son did.

I highly recommend this book. I think for our family it could easily become a well-worn favorite. The way that each story is presented with thoughts and questions helping kids relate them to life today makes it a great choice for family devotional times together. It has a presentation page in the front which makes it nice for gift giving as well.

I received a digital copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through their Booksneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review.

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