Sunday, June 23, 2013

Book Review: Sammy Experiences God

About the Authors:
Tom Blackaby is director of International Ministries for Blackaby Ministries International and the former senior pastor of North Sea Baptist Church in Stavanger, Norway. He co-authored The Man God Uses with his father, Henry Blackaby (Experiencing God). Tom and his wife have three children.

Rick Osborne
is a best-selling author and speaker committed to encouraging, helping, and equipping Christian parents. He is also the president of Lightwave, whose book The Most Important Story Ever Told has had more than 80 million copies distributed worldwide in 110 different languages.

Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Kids (May 1, 2013)
  • Illustrated by Isabella Kung
My Review:
Sammy Experiences God is a beautifully illustrated and delightfully interactive children’s book that shows kids how to experience God in their lives. Sammy loves Bible stories and wants to go on an "adventure" to experience God the way those in the Bible did. After trying camping, hiking, and staring at the stars, he gets discouraged because he doesn't find what he's looking for. But then fishing time with his Grandpa changes everything. Sammy finally realizes that God has always been with him throughout his "adventure" and he now experiences God's love and care in a personal way!

I enjoyed reading this book to my sons. I asked my older son to look up Bible verses mentioned in "Looking for God" boxes and read them out loud. My youngest son liked to find all the hidden frogs on each page. This book has some unique features. Some of the story's text is in different colors (green, red, and purple) and when you put the words in the same color together, you will discover a secret message. In addition, there are lots of Bible stories covered in this book. You can dig deeper into the Bible and discuss with your kids about Jacob's dream, miracle of the 5 loaves and 2 fishes, Moses and the burning bush, Samuel's encounter with God, and more. "Looking for God" provides great tips to help readers learn how to recognize God at work in their lives. This book is definitely a keeper!

~ I received a free copy of this book free via Shelton Interactive in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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