My son is so proud of his reading skills. He loves to show them off to me every chance he gets. He is in French Immersion at school and is learning to read English all on his own. The “5 Minute Bible” is the perfect book for him to practice his reading while growing in his faith.
The “5 Minute Bible” by Stephen Elkins takes your child on a journey through 100 Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments.
Each story has a title that helps describe the story. My son doesn’t read the book from cover to cover, instead chooses the stories that he wants to read based on the title. Below that is the related scripture. I love that this is included. If my son is interested in digging deeper into the story, he can look it up in his children’s bible.
At the bottom of each story are some points to ponder in what we call a “thought cloud” and are amazing conversation starters. Bedtime is an amazing time to have those heart to heart conversations with your little one. These statements help you share your own faith story with your child.
Finally at the end of each story is a simple song. I am familiar with many of the songs, and it is fun to share these with my son. Many of them I have forgotten over the years and this has refreshed them in my memory. For the songs that I don’t know, I was able to look most of them up on Spotify and youTube. An included CD or download link would have made this book even better.
My son enjoys reading these stories to me. They are short enough for him to be able to read in a sitting and use vocabulary that is suitable for primary age students. When I read these stories to him, I find he is looking for something with a little more depth.
The font choice for this book is perfect for young readers. With the exception of the title of each story, the font is large and easy to read. I like that they have chosen to use a large amount of white space around the text on each page as this makes it less intimidating for young readers.
The “5 Minute Bible” is a wonderful book to share with your child. It shows the amazing love that God has for us and how he has shown it to us throughout history. Filled with scripture references, points to ponder and beautiful illustrations, the “5 Minute Bible” will help your child grow in faith and love for God.
*Disclosure: I received a complimentary “5 Minute Bible” from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.