“At The Good Book Company, we are dedicated to helping individual Christians and local churches grow. We believe that God’s growth process always starts with hearing clearly what He has said to us through His timeless word — the Bible.”
This is the third book I have read and reviewed by Catalina Echeverri and the second written by Alison Mitchell. One of the basic reasons I like these books by this team is because of my view of teaching young children, based on my experience as a children’s ministry worker. It seems we are seeing children at younger and younger ages willing to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. They are more jaded at younger ages…less receptive to God’s truth. For young parents, these books are wonderful for introducing key biblical concepts at an early age.
An example of the simple concepts needed is expressed in A Christmas Promise. God keeps His promises. Many stories in the New and Old Testament illustrate this truth. We all need to be reminded that this is proof of God’s loving and just nature. In the book, Alby’s Amazing Book, these authors introduce young children to the exciting variety of stories you can find in the Bible. It’s only a dry book if we make it a dry book. The One O’ Clock Miracle follows this tradition by allowing children to understand that we can trust Jesus’ words. The story is based on John 4:46-54. “It is one of seven miracles that John writes about. At the end of his book, John tells us that the miracles are like signposts pointing to Jesus. They show us who Jesus is–that he is the Son of God, and God’s promised Rescuer King (the Christ). You can read this in John 20:30-31.”
The Good Book Company is a growing book publisher. I have read many of their books and been impressed with their desire to reach a young world in a fresh manner. You can view their statement of faith here. I hope they are considering stories of the other miracles of Jesus in the future. I highly recommend you check out the books they offer now, including The One O’ Clock Miracle.
All the comments I have made for the other books by these authors is true for this one. The illustrations are simple and whimsical. The story is told in all its simplicity and earnestness in a way that will delight your children. When the man returns, the children won’t be able to miss the joy he feels when his son is healed. Children remember best how a story makes them feel. So the result of a man who trusts in Jesus’ words is unforgettable. It is the same way in life when we see God working right in front of us, around us and within us.
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