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The Awesome Book of Unusual Bible Heroes for…

The Awesome Book of Unusual Bible Heroes for Kids

by Sandy Silverthorne

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Special deliveries : the Egyptian midwives --
Minority report : Joshua and Caleb --
Search and rescue : Rahab --
Losing weight the hard way : Ehud and Eglon --
If I had a hammer : Deborah, Barak, and Jael --
Battle buddies : Jonathan and his armor bearer --
Hold your horses! David and Abigail --
From stranger to son : Mephibosheth --
In his majesty's secret service : Ahimaaz and Jonathan --
Come on in, the water's fine! : Naaman --
Chariots of fire : Elisha and his servant --
Hard to swallow : Jonah --
All you can eat : the four lepers --
Too hot to handle : Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego --
Queen for this day : Esther and Mordecai --
Will that be 5000 for lunch? the boy with the snacks --
Riding the waves : Peter --
"What do you say?" "Thank you" : the healed lepers --
On the road again : blind Bartimaeus --
You're not who we were expecting : Jesus, the unlikely hero.
  faithluth | Feb 16, 2014 |
This book is a great read for older children and pre-teens. The author has selected several lesser known Bible characters (as well as a few more common ones) and told their stories. The stories are written on a pre-teen level, and in some cases have been altered to fit that audience. (The case in point being that the story of Rahab leaves out the fact that she was a prostitute.) However, the stories do maintain their Biblical integrity, in spite of the characters saying "Whatever" a good deal and there being a lot of eye rolling going on.

I feel that this book is great way to introduce children to some lesser known Bible characters. The stories are Biblically accurate, and will no doubt pique an iterest in learning more about these and other Bible characters. The only complaint I have about this book is the illustrations. The illustrations are stick figures style and lack detail. I would have liked to see more detailed drawings; maybe in comic-book style and not the basic stick figures.

Over all, this is a fantastic book that I believe would be enjoyed by boys and girls alike. The stories are Biblically accurate and open a door to more in depth Bible study. ( )
  GamecockGirl | Jan 9, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0736929258, Paperback)

Kids often hear Sunday school lessons about Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jesus. But what about Ehud, Deborah, Jonathan, and some of the other lesser-known but equally colorful heroes of the Bible? Popular children's author and illustrator Sandy Silverthorne uses hilarious drawings and modern-day settings to introduce kids to some of the everyday people God has used in amazing ways. Each story includes an age-appropriate devotional that ties a life lesson to the character and helps kids apply what they learn to their own lives.

These tongue-in-cheek but historically accurate retellings will help readers (8 to 12 years old) discover some of the hidden gems in the Bible. Even "reluctant readers" will become immersed in these stories and enjoy watching the way God can turn anyone into a surprising and unusual hero in His plan to reach the world.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:28 -0400)

Presents Bible stories about some fairly unknown but amazing people.

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