From the popular children's author B A Ramsbottom, we have a children's book on Elijah. His easy to read style is perfect for reading to young children or for early readers to look at themselves. Put together with fact files, maps and timeline, this book will suit old and young alike.
The illustrator of the book (M H Philpott) has also produced a separate colouring book so that children can colour in the pictures themselves (see Sketches... Elijah and Elisha)
|Illustrator||M H Philpott|
This delightful children's book is a faithful, detailed re-telling of Elijah's story. It begins with his miraculous feeding by the ravens and ends with his translation to heaven in a chariot.
It is divided into nine chapters, each one covering an event in Elijah's ministry. References to where the stories are found in Scripture are also included.
Although there is no age range advised, I read it through with my four-year-old daughter, covering a chapter a day. She enjoyed it and learned much. It would indeed by helpful for all infant and lower junior ages.
The book is lavishly illustrated with beautifully appropriate, evocative, hand-coloured pictures which are 'non-cartoon' in style. For us, this was certainly part of the appeal. A clear map and fact file are placed at the beginning (including Jesus' references to Elijah), while a memory aid is at the end.
I have only a few quibbles. For example, I do wonder whether Scripture ever permits us to use the sympathetic adjective 'poor' when describing the wicked King Ahab? That aside, I would recommend this book. It is one to which we will return in our family reading and we would love to read more in the Faithful Footsteps series.
Evangelical Times, January 2017