Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Jesus and the Children by Andrew McDonough - Reviewed

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

Andrew McDonough

and the book:

Jesus and the Children

Zondervan (January 15, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Andrew is the creator, writer, and illustrator of the Lost Sheep series. Way back in 1989 as a young Bible college student, Andrew was asked to give the dreaded “children’s talk” at a large church. Andrew possessed one talent: he could draw sheep. He bought some overhead projector sheets and drew up the story of Cecil and the Lost Sheep. T he congregation loved it, so Andrew continued to draw stories to use with kids and adults. Other students, pastors, and teachers started borrowing the stories.

Product Details:

List Price: $4.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (January 15, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031071947X
ISBN-13: 978-0310719472

My Thoughts:
Bright, colorful and with a very modern-day interpretation of appearance, Jesus and the Children presents the story found in Mark 10: 13-16 when Jesus taught his disciples a very important lesson: His Kingdom was for kids! Everyone must learn the importance of child-like faith, for it is through this faith that we all enter Christ's kingdom. This colorful book includes suggested questions and topics of discussion to use with children after the story is complete, and opens the door to share the gospel with the children so dear to Christ's heart. I would recommend this to anyone with toddler's in the home, in the nursery or in your life in any way! It would make a useful and fun ministry tool.

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