Wednesday, July 14, 2010

FIRST Wild Card Tour: Jesus and the Children

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

Andrew McDonough

and the book:

Zondervan (January 15, 2010)
***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Andrew is the creator, writer, and illustrator of the Lost Sheep series. Way back in 1989 as a young Bible college student, Andrew was asked to give the dreaded “children’s talk” at a large church. Andrew possessed one talent: he could draw sheep. He bought some overhead projector sheets and drew up the story of Cecil and the Lost Sheep. T he congregation loved it, so Andrew continued to draw stories to use with kids and adults. Other students, pastors, and teachers started borrowing the stories.

Product Details:

List Price: $4.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (January 15, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031071947X
ISBN-13: 978-0310719472

Press the browse button to view the first chapter:

This book is based on Mark 10:13-16. Jesus loves children and wants us all to have child-like faith. I personally don't like it when people try to draw Jesus because nobody knows what He really looked like. The illustrations in this book are lighthearted and funny. My boys laughed and laughed.  The characters (except Jesus) are all dressed in modern outfits. The setting is also modern time.  One of the disciples has a tattoo on his arm. One of the kids has a skateboard.  At the end of the book, you will find "Cecil's Page" where there are questions to ask before the story, questions to ask after the story, and the Bible verses which the story is based on.  This book tells a Bible story in a fun way that children will enjoy and remember.

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