Help me YHWH, Help, Help me YHWH: a kid’s book review

As many books as I read, most of what I read are kids books. with three kids ranging from 15 months to nearly 5, I am often cornered by a kid with a book and I am on a constant look out as to how to build biblical literacy into their development.

To this end, the God Helps Me Bible is a wonderful book. In this book, author Clare Caddy and illustrator Juliet David present 25 Bible stories geared for young children which illustrate the ways God has helped his people. Each of the stories ends with a “God helped…” statement about the character in each story.

What is nice about this book is that each of these stories are brief and simple, perfect for the attention span of young children and colorfully illustrated. Each story is two pages long. My kids loved it, and the spiral binding does mean that it sits flat open on the floor or table.

There are stories of Jesus here, but there is no story of the cross and resurrection. Generally, because it is a children’s bible it sanitizes some of the stories anyway, but I kind of wish this story was in here as the greatest example of God helping us. Other than that, I found this book a great addition to our kid’s library and a great way to get the truth of God’s word in them. Each of the stories have Bible references listed so you can link the tales here with the actually biblical account.

Thank you to Kregel for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for this review.

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