Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids

A Book Review by Wendy Drumm

What could be more fun than seeing kids laugh and learn at the same time? With hundreds of Bible-based jokes, trivia and word games, this book is guaranteed to entertain boys and girls for hours. Every page of this book will tease their brains and tickle their funny bones with chapters like “Bible Banter,” “Matches Made in Heaven,” and “Are You Smarter than King Solomon?”

Moms and dads might even find themselves laughing and learning too.

This soft cover book, was a delight to receive and read.  While the jokes are bombs, they are fun and they are clean.  In a world that is constantly bombarding our children with toilet humor and grotesque forms of comedy, this is refreshing.  As we try to raise our children to value the Christian worldview, this book comes alongside as an ally.

While the jokes were bad, the Bible trivia sections were fun.  As a youth pastor, it can sometimes be a challenge to target your questions within an area of learning.  These quizzes were not too hard and not too easy for your average elementary school student that has grown up in the church.  The caution would be to never assume that children have a background schema in the Bible.  For example, I have youth students that didn’t know who Abraham was.

I am gladly giving this book five stars.  If you follow my reviews, you will see that I rarely give five stars.  This book is fun, and I have no complaints.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher, Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

The Gift of Jesus

A Book Review by Wendy

The Gift of Jesus is a thoroughly trustworthy and inspiring devotional focused on the amazing gift of Jesus and what that means in our daily lives. It was created and written by General Editor Johnny Hunt, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention along with 51 Southern Baptist pastors and ministry leaders, including Dr. James Merritt, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Dr. Steve Dighton, Dr. Don Wilton, Dr. Ted Traylor, and Dr. Michael Cloer.

Each daily entry includes Scripture passages, a devotion, and a prayer. Explore such interesting themes as Jesus our Savior; Jesus, our companion for life; abiding in Christ; Jesus, our Rest; the basis of hope; God is with you; and how the Bible changes lives.

This is the seventh book in the My Daily™series of devotionals with more than ­­­­500,000 units sold.

I really enjoyed the format of this devotional.  It is set up to be used over the course of an entire year.  Each week is assigned to a pastor, who selects a daily scripture and writes an encouraging devotional.  While I love reading the great authors and preachers of the past, such as Spurgeon and Tozer, it is refreshing to think that the Bible is still speaking to modern church leaders.

 

The cover is beautiful and the dedication page sets this book up to be given as a gift.  Devotionals are a great resource to adding to your daily Bible time, or prayer life.  It also includes a scripture index so you can quickly turn to the page and look for more insight into what you may be reading that day on your own.  There is also an alphabetical listing of all the authors included.

 

I highly recommend this book.

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers < > book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 < > : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Good Good Father for Little Ones

A Book Review by Wendy

Inspired by the #1 hit song “Good Good Father,” as heard on Chris Tomlin’s new album

“Oh, I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think you’re like . . . but I’ve heard the tender whisper of love in the dead of night . . . and you tell me that you’re pleased . . . and that I’m never alone. You’re a good good Father.”

Experience the truth of God’s love for His children in refreshing, heartwarming ways through the children’s board book Good Good Father for Little Ones, illustrated with stunning art by Lorna Hussey and penned by Grammy Award-winning Christian music artist Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett.

With sweet, rhyming text, Good Good Father for Little Ones explores many of the attributes that make God such a good, good Father: like a warrior, He protects you; like a teacher, He helps you learn and grow; like a doctor, He makes you feel better; like a farmer, He provides the food you need; like a musician, He brings you joy. Most of all, a good, good Father loves you!

Based on the children’s picture book Good Good Father, this precious rhyming adaptation will leave little ones with a greater assurance that God truly is a good, good Father and they are loved by Him.

This is a wonderful book designed for little ones.  As the mother of a toddler, I know exactly how long I will be allowed to stay on each page.  With short passages on each page, she can turn as quickly as she wants without interrupting the flow of the story.

More than that, it is a good book for illustrating who Jesus is, our Good Good Father. For centuries, we have described Jesus with parables and examples.  This book takes a young child through the familiar images of teacher, farmer, and friend to help them to understand who God is.  The illustrations are perfect, and soft.  This is the kind of book that could be read to our little ones often enough to be memorized and kept in the heart.

I don’t often give books five stars, but this one is worth it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers < > book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 < > : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”