I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like “Bible Story Coloring & Activity Book”, especially after I realized there are scripture references for the pages, beginning with Genesis and ending with Revelation. This is no ordinary coloring book. The coloring and activity book lends itself to parents sitting with their child, reading the scripture, discussing the story and then the child doing the activity.
The page I chose to color is the story from 1 Kings 19, when Elijah ran from Jezebel. I’ve read the story a few times before but I had forgotten that Elijah had told God that he was no better than his ancestors. After he fell asleep, an angel woke Elijah up and there was a jug of water and baked bread to eat. Discussing this story while the child is coloring can bring up all sorts of topics: angels, God’s provision, even how important rest can be.
Coloring pages is not the only medium used to engage children. There are word searches, fill in the blanks, connect the dots and find it to name just a few. I found the activities fun even for me! I would not hesitate to give this book to a young new believer who doesn’t know anything about the Bible. Paired with B&H Publishing Group’s Big Picture Bible, a child will learn who God is and His plan for salvation of man through Jesus Christ.
I highly recommend this book as a means to engage parents with their children to discuss Bible stories. I wouldn’t just hand it over to a child to do alone. The pages beg to be discussed, bringing deeper meaning and understanding to a young child.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from B&H Publishing in exchange for my honest review.