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Monday, February 04, 2013

My ABC Bible Verses from the Psalms, by Susan and Richie Hunt


My ABC Bible Verses from the Psalms is a new release from Crossway Books but the second ABC Bible verse book from Susan Hunt. (This is the first.) If you've made use of the first title, then you'll be very familiar with the layout in this new one as it follows the same pattern.

Example:

A - Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name. Psalm 29:2
B - Because Your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. Psalm 63:3


As Susan and Richie point out in their introduction, the first ABC Bible verse book focused on practical application of the Bible, whereas this new book featuring the Psalms focuses more on the character of God. The scripture quotations from this book are taken from the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible.

My ABC Bible Verses from the Psalms is a handy devotional/memorization guide for young children. Each letter in the alphabet is given a verse from the Psalms which starts with the same and you are encouraged to work with your children in memorizing these 26 verses from the Psalms. (It's not a bad exercise for the parents either, really.)

We had taken a look at the first title when our kids were much younger and I didn't really think it a very good fit at the time. Grant it, it seemed a nice resource but it was also over their heads. I was eager to take a peek at this book which focuses on the Psalms because I thought it might be a perfect fit for our oldest (age 6) in particular. Indeed it is, but the four year old can follow along at this point as well. We find it remarkably suited for our children's ages in the now.

Each verse has a short devotional in the form of a story. Each story is roughly a page and a half long and includes use of the Bible verse in focus. Then each lesson is concluded with some discussion questions and a suggestion on how you can incorporate the same verse into your prayer life.

I like the illustrations by Connie Gabbert. They have a more "scrapbook-y" and "crafty" feel to them. Instead of stark white pages, the paper has a beige tint to it which gives the book a very calm feel. The illustrations are appealing to the eye and I like the artsy alphabet letters.

In short, both Jonathan and I were very pleased with this resource and we plan to make good use of it with our kids -- starting now!

I am further delighted to inform you that Crossway authorized me to give away THREE copies of this new title to three of you! This contest will be open through Monday, February 11th and is open to US AND Canadian residents.

To win? Simply leave a comment below.
Extra entry if you FB this contest or share about it on your Twitter feed. (Just leave a second comment below if you choose to do either.)


THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNERS (as selected by Random.org) ARE #7 - EMILY D., #16 - SHONYA, and #22 - KENDAL

Congrats, ladies!


Thanks to Crossway Books for shooting a copy of My ABC Bible Verses from the Psalms to my family in exchange for our honest thoughts. Thanks also for your generosity in providing an additional three copies to my readers here at Reading to Know!

23 comments:

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Sounds like a great resource!

Annette {This Simple Home} said...

Before you even said it, I was thinking how my 6 yo would like this to memorize verses...and I need to, too!!

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Annette {This Simple Home} said...

I did share on FB, too. :)

Alison said...

Adding this book to my wish list even if I don't win it. :)

Sherry said...

We have really enjoyed the first book and would love to add this to our collection! Your descriptions make the book sound very appealing in all ways.

(Oh, and I'm just a little envious of your ability to preview all these new titles from Crossway! :))

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Alison said...

Just shared this on fb, too.

Emmy D said...

Count me in! :)

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Taia said...

Pick me please! gelhaus_writing at gmail

Christielulu said...

I love books and especially any book that is fun and helps kids memorize scripture.

Kristin said...

Looks like a great book.
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*carrie* said...

What a lovely book!

Jen N said...

Great book to win!
Thank you!

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Joan said...

This would be wonderful! My 5 month old loves when we sing the alphabet...she'll grow into this book all too soon. Jrstoller1 at live dot com

joan said...

Facebooked it
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Rainbow said...

Praise God for books like these!
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Shonya said...

Awwww that looks like a really fun adjustment to our scripture memory. Adding to my list. . .

Janna said...

Sounds wonderful--will be purchasing for our family if I don't win one. ;o)
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Tore said...

I would love to win this book for my son. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

pearlswithplaid said...

I love this book. What a great gift it would make.

Nichole said...

What an excellent idea! It would help me inspire my children to love learning about God's word.

Mikaila said...

I love this idea! Excited for a chance to check it out.
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Kendal said...

Oh, I've been wanting to find some good, Christian books for my young children. This sounds like an excellent book. I sure hope I win. :)

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Kendal said...

I shared this book giveaway on my Twitter.

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