Author: Tim Dowley
Illustrator: John Rabou
Publisher: Candle Books / Kregel Publications (2011)
Page count: 16
Review Date: 11/18/2011 by Shaun Tabatt
Look Inside the Bible: The Life of Jesus helps readers to learn more about the life of Jesus through wonderful illustrations of key places in the life of Jesus. The book includes illustrations of:
* Sea of Galilee
For each of the places listed above, there is a brief narrative explaining how the place was important in the life of Jesus. Following the narrative there is an illustrated fold-out map of sorts, showing different events in Jesus’ life that took place in that location. Accompanying each of these illustrated maps is a series of questions inviting you and your children to ‘look closer’ and find many of the events of Jesus life that have been hidden in the map / picture. Finally, each section closes with a series of suggested Bible verses that will help you to learn more about that particular place.
Parents will especially find Look Inside the Bible: The Life of Jesus useful for teaching their children about they key events and places that are a part of the life of Jesus as recounted in the gospels. While younger children ages 2-3 will certainly be able to enjoy the pictures, I feel this work would be most appropriate for parents to share with their children ages 4-12. With the wonderful illustrations and interactive format, I expect that Look Inside the Bible: The Life of Jesus will become a fast favorite with my children.
Tim Dowley (ph.D. in church history, University of Manchester) has been at the forefront of writing and editing for a new generation of resources on biblical studies and church history.
John Rabou spent two years at the ‘s-Hertogenbosch Academy of Art and Design, Holland. He then built his portfolio and landed his first commission: illustrations for a full-colour edition of Moby Dick. For 30 years, John has worked for educational publishers in Holland, Germany and the UK, also serving as chief artist for the Dutch family theme park, Het Land van Ooit. John is particularly interested in history and has recently received the Certificate of Merit of the American Society of Illustrators.
Where to Buy:
- Excerpt – LINK
This book was provided by Kregel Publications for review. The reviewer was under no obligation to offer a favorable review.
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