Jesus Saves Me
By Callie Grant
Art by Missi Jay
Published by Graham Blanchard
19 Pages Board Book
ABOUT BOOK: To celebrate the Easter season, children engage with Jesus’ teaching of the Good Shepherd’s saving love in John 10:14-16. From the Knowing My God series, this book offers three levels of exploration: a quoted Bible passage, beautiful real-world photographs, and supportive text to relate the passage’s meaning to a child’s life. A parent guide gives tips for involving a baby, toddler, and child. In the Graham Blanchard book collection, Jesus Saves Me is a Learn book, which makes personal Bible study accessible to young children who, alongside adults, build a foundation for faith and a lifelong friendship with Jesus. Find out more about our Learn, Absorb and Praise framework for children’s books at GrahamBlanchard.com/books.
REVIEW: The scripture explained in this board book is found in John 10:14-16. It starts out, “Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.”
The author asked a question – “Did you know?....Sheep are watching and learning from other sheep as they graze. They are also learning about the person who takes care of them. They know a good shepherd when they see on…A shepherd’s job is to watch over his flock, or sheep. Shepherds lead sheep to pastures for food. Etc…They rescue sheep from danger. Jesus calls Himself a shepherd. Can you guess who His sheep are?”
This book grows with your child. The author has beautiful color pictures to help illustrate the passage of scripture being explained. At the end of the book there are helpful ways to use this book from ages 0-8 years of age. I liked that about this series. She also has another scripture at the end of the book for grown-ups Revelations 7:17.
There are three questions on the last page to engage the reader and make the book personal. It also helps the adult start a discussion with the child they are reading to. These board books are keepers!
ABOUT AUTHOR: Callie Grant founded Graham Blanchard Inc. to create children's books for growing up in God and resources for parents. The company's LEARN, ABSORB & PRAISE collection of board books have been positively reviewed by more than 400 Christian parent bloggers and readers, who also give high marks to Graham Blanchard's online parent resources, including a Mom Mentor panel of popular authors and bloggers, and free tips for grownups to connect Jesus to children's everyday lives. In spring 2017, Graham Blanchard will launch its first adult title: Your Newborn Promise Project, a Christian pre-parenting primer for husband & wife. The company is the culmination of Grant's experience in the publishing industry paired with a strong calling to help families know God's love and nurture their faith through reading together. For more information about Grant and Graham Blanchard, visit grahamblanchard.com.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Book Club Network and Graham Blanchard Publisher. 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”
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