I was recently asked to share a wonderful new resource for children called, Helping Kids Understand the Bible. I have known the book’s talented (and sweet) illustrator, Net Graham, for several years and she wants to get the word out about this new book by Barbara Markland.
I was happy to help 🙂 !
First, let me tell you about how this book came to be. Here’s an excerpt of the e-mail that I got last week from Net:
“Although I’ve been asked to illustrate other peoples’ writings over the years, I always declined until this past year when a longtime friend of mine asked me to illustrate her Bible study, Helping Kids Understand the Bible. She’s written lots of women’s Bible studies since I first met her many years ago at Community Bible Study. This past Christmas, the thought kept coming to her as she watched children lined up to see Santa, ‘They all know Santa, but do they know Jesus?’ Sensing the prompting of the Spirit, that question – over a year’s time – became the children’s study I just referred to.“
I just love that story!
Helping Children Understand the Bible is broken up into 28 lessons that guide the child (and parent) through both the Old and the New Testament. The book is set up like a treasure hunt through the Bible. Four pages of activities are included with each lesson including word searches, hidden messages, and more! A complete answer guide is provided to help parents guide their children through the lessons. You even have the option to listen to audio lessons if your child is an auditory learner!
You can click here to see a sample of the first lesson.
Feel free to check out Barbara Markland’s website to learn more about her ministry.
You can also check out Net Graham’s website to learn more about her unique watercolor illustrations:
If you’re looking for a fun resource to help your kids understand the Bible or need some Christmas gift ideas…this book may be just what you are looking for!