ARC Review: The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible by Joanna Rivard & Tim Penner

The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible by Joanna Rivard & Tim Penner

Published February 5th, 2019 by Zondervan

Genres Christian, Children’s

Pages 224

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With whimsical illustrations and engaging storytelling, The Tiny Truths  Illustrated Bible presents all your favorite stories and diversely represented characters from the Old and New Testaments. It starts at the very beginning with the magnificence of creation and includes Moses parting the Red Sea, Jonah being swallowed by a giant fish, and ultimately the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the rescuing King. Uniquely presented in a way that connects each individual story to the next, this book introduces children to the most important ideas and characters of the Bible while also making clear how everything fits together to tell one big story––the story of God’s love for his children.

This is a great book and I can’t wait to share it with others. The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible helps children learn who God is, who they are and who they were meant to be. I have seen quite a few illustrated children’s Bibles and I believe this one is by far my favorite. The book is divided into the Old Testament and the New Testament and each contain some of the most well known and important Bible stories. The Old Testament starts with creation and Adam and Eve and includes stories of Noah, Moses & God’s Rules and Jonah and the Big Fish. The New Testament starts with The First Christmas and John the Baptist and includes stories of Jesus helping others, Jesus’s Last Days and The Kingdom of Heaven. The illustrations are beautiful and the stories are worded so children can better understand them. I also really love the illustrations in this book as they are accurately portrayed. I assume that everyone included in Biblical times most likely has fairly dark skin, as they not only lived mainly in the Middle East, but also spent a good amount of time outside working. I am glad that ethnicity is portrayed in there illustrations.

I believe that this would be a great book for personal use at home with your children, but would also be great to use in a group setting such as Children in Worship or Sunday School.

Thank you to the publisher, Zondervan, for sending me a review copy of this book.


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