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Can I Really Know Jesus?

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This is a good little book that covers the spiritual basics. That said, there is theology in here that could be in disagreement with the beliefs of some Christians. Other reviewers have mentioned some of the questions, but one that stood out to me is part of the answer to the question “Do I need to ask for salvation more than once?” Part of the answer states “…you cannot be unsaved.” I know many denominations who don’t ascribe to “once saved, always saved”

If you’re a Baptist, you will LOVE this book. It is a nice introduction to spiritual questions.

I do wish the book had a table of contents or an index. They would make it handy for a reference for those unfamiliar with the basic tenets of Christianity.

I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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Get to Know King David

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Another great kids book by Nancy I. Sanders, Getting to Know King David is packed full of information about the life and times of the shepherd-boy-turned-king, David. I love this biography series. Each book is a mini-curriculum in itself. There is a glossary/word bank for vocabulary and eyewitness accounts which can act as stepping-off points for further study. The book has several maps and numerous photographs of historical sites and relics. There is a section of “Student Resources” along with a selected biography and source notes, all which can be used to deepen your student’s knowledge and understanding of the life and times of King David. As in  the other biography that I’ve reviewed, there is a pictorial timeline, showing the events in David’s life superimposed on events in world history.

I am fairly familiar with scripture, but there were several things about David’s life in this book that were new to me. Ms. Sanders does a great job of chronicling his life without going into depth about issues that might not be appropriate for young readers, such as David’s lusting after Bathsheeba. She just says that David wanted “another wife”…that gets the idea across without creating issues that parents might not be ready to discuss with their young children.

Getting to Know King David is another in a quality biography series for kids by Nancy I. Sanders. I recommend it for anyone looking for a book for their young reader!

*I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*

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Apostle Paul (Get to Know Series)

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I was excited to see a 2nd-3rd grade reading level biography about the Apostle Paul. Nancy L. Sanders did a great job writing an informative yet accessible story of the life of Paul. Get to Know Apostle Paul includes information that was new to me, even as an adult. It isn’t condescendingly simple, but the narrative style is great for a mature elementary school aged child or older.

The book has several great resources that make it a powerful tool in any educational setting. There are several stand-out boxes that highlight Bible heroes, eyewitness accounts, fun facts and word-bank words. The word-bank words are included in a glossary at the end of the book. There is a timeline of Paul’s life, a selected bibliography, source notes and student resources. These make great stepping-off points for family or educator to capitalize on the natural interest that the book will arouse. I am anxious to see more of Ms. Sanders work!

*I was provided with a complementary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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