We may think that kids under the age of 5 may not get the concept of spirituality. These books, however, dismiss that notion. With simple text and charming illustrations, they are wonderful introductions to biblical tales and the joys of faith. Enjoy it beyond the event of Holy Week.
Nearly 40 stories are included -- all set for you to read and introduce to your tot. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, the book has the story of Adam and Eve, Noah, the birth of Jesus and many of his parables, the Last Supper and more. Apart from the generous collection of Bible tales, we like that the text is straightforward and easy to understand. There’s a sentence or two to each page, and the rest is taken up by colorful illustrations -- just right for toddlers and preschoolers.
One Year Devotions for Preschoolers series P315 (on sale), Passagesbooks.com by OMF Lit
The first edition, The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers, has daily lessons as told through mini-stories of little kids Kaitlyn, Zoë, Parker and Jack. Each day includes a beautiful illustration depicting the children, a verse from the Bible and a short rhyming prayer. It’s written by Crystal Bowman and illustrated by Elena Kucharik.
The second edition is titled The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers 2: Grow with God. Again, each day is accompanied by a lesson, a corresponding Bible verse, and a rhyming prayer. The mini-stories have been omitted, but we like how the design has changed a bit to be cleaner with more room for the page to breathe. Making use of the same beautiful art style, the illustrations also depict the kids from the first edition. It’s written by Carla Barnhill and illustrated by Elena Kucharik.
Heaven: What’s It Like? How Do We Get There? By Stephen Elkins with illustrations by Kirsteen Harris-Jones. P276.50 (on sale), Passagesbooks.com by OMF Lit
Lent is the season of remembering Jesus’ love and sacrifice so that Christians might join Him and God in heaven. For kids wondering what heaven might be like, this is the perfect pick. The book is divided into three parts. What heaven will be like is explained in the first part. Parents will find that each description is based on a verse from the Bible. The second part tackles the question, “How do we get there?” Answers are also based on Bible verses with the addition of a few favorite Bible tales as well, such as the story of Adam and Eve. The third part focuses on Jesus and how one can live like Him until then. Full-page, beautiful illustrations add to this book's charm.