As a member of TOS HomeschoolCrew, I have been blessed with the opportunity to review a great resource from Children’s Bible Hour Ministries. The Seasons of Faith illustrated book series is a series of books based on Children’s Bible Hour radio scripts. According to the CBH website, “[T]hese stories teach core truths of the Bible so that kids can easily apply them to their lives. Each book focuses on a season of faith-developing topics.” The books are paperback and include a “read along CD” narrated by “Uncle” Charlie. (Regular readers here know how much we love audiobooks here at the House of Hope, so these were very welcome!) The stories illustrate Biblical principles and are kid-friendly. So far, my girls and I have listened to Braving the Storm, which is the story of a young boy whose family has been dealt a series of difficult blows. His grandfather helps him come to understand how such difficult times are the times to grow down deep roots in Christ. I have also listened to Seventy Times Seven, which is the story of a boy who learns what it means to forgive as Christ has forgiven us. Both stories are very practical and realistic in that they are about events that could really happen (and often do) in the lives of children. Each story ends with the plan of salvation that is presented similarly to the way it is presented on the website. These stories are very evangelistic or discipleship-oriented. While I would not categorize these as fine literature, they do remind me of something I would’ve watched or listened to as a child in children’s church or youth camp. I am more than happy to add them to our audiobook collection. At $10 per title, these book-and-CD sets are comparable in price to any other that you would purchase.
Be sure to visit the CBH website for a host of resources, including a video of the making of the Seasons of Faith series!
This product was sent to me free of charge for review purposes.