Disclosure: I received two free copies of “Follow Me: Bible Stories for Young Children" from Reformation Heritage Books. One was for me to review and another is part of our current giveaway over on Instagram and Facebook - scroll to the bottom of the post for more information about how to win your own copy!
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Today, we're looking at the children's storybook, Follow Me: Bible Stories for Young Children.
I'm especially excited about this post because, in addition to sharing a great new book, I get to actually mail a copy of this book to one of you!
Published Date: July 2, 2019
Does it contain depictions of Jesus?: No
Number of Pages: 386 pages (it’s hardcover, with a ribbon bookmark, 12 inches by almost 8 inches and weighs almost FOUR pounds!)
From the publisher: Follow Me is an illustrated story Bible written for young children. These stories communicate the history of the Bible's story that continues until today, and until the end of the world. The stories selected highlight the scarlet thread of God's redemptive history. The stories of the Old Testament direct us to the Lord Jesus by showing us how much we need Him and how God promised to save the world through Him. In the New Testament, we hear how Jesus came to earth and increasingly manifested His kingdom by His words and deed- a kingdom that shall never end.
I know many of you have chosen to not have books with images of Jesus in your homes. You can read more about that here (and see some good options). if that’s you, and you don’t have this book, you need to go get it now!
First off, the book as a whole is huge. It’s not the kind of book that you throw in your diaper bag. It’s got more of a sit-on-the-coffee-table vibe. It contains 116 Bible stories, more than most Bible storybooks. Interestingly, it was originally written in 2009 in Dutch but then after ten years was translated into English and that’s what we have now. The sentences are very understandable for young children and I love that there are so many stories.
Each story is three pages with one full-page illustration. It always gives the reference so you can read the actual Scripture text as well.
At the end of each story, there are two to three discussion questions, which help continue the conversation and make each story more relevant for your children.
We really like this book in our home but instead of just going on and on about it, I thought you’d probably prefer to just SEE it. It is by a reformed publisher and does not tie the Old Testament stories as much to Jesus as The Jesus Storybook Bible does, but it is very detailed and faithful to the text of Scripture. Below are some pictures I took for you of selections from my copy! I decided to just include one random example from the Old Testament and one random from the New Testament.
Old Testament Example
New Testament Example
I truly hope you’ve found all this information helpful! If you have any other questions about the book, feel free to comment below or contact me!