Saturday, June 6, 2015

Book Review-My Sing-Along Bible

My Sing-Along Bible by Stephen Elkins

When I received this book I was a bit skeptical that its contents would be full of quality and appealing to my over-exposed, media-trained grand kids.  I’ve read and heard “cheesy” Christian resources, and I’ve become quite a critic of how effective they are in competing with popular media.

I approve of this book.  I think it will hold young kid’s attention because of its simple layout.  The songs are catchy and have a lot of repetition in the lyrics which makes it easy to memorize them. The key to making this resource a success is in the enthusiasm of the reader and in providing exposure to the songs.  I can imagine children listening to this as they go to sleep at night or riding in the car. This will give 3-6 year olds an early dose of God’s word and build a faith foundation that will be in place for whatever other media captures their attention.

Each Bible story follows this format:

A few simple story lines to read aloud
A Scripture verse with reference
Written words of the companion song on the CD
A one sentence “little lesson” of the story
Bright, colorful simplistic drawings

The book has a soft board cover and a durable binding. A CD is included inside the front cover.

I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House.

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