Jesus Moments: Moses: Finding Jesus in the Story of Moses – Alison Mitchell and Noah Warnes

Jesus Moments: Moses: Finding Jesus in the Story of Moses by Alison Mitchell, Noah Warnes
Also by this author: Jesus and the Lions' Den: A True Story about How Daniel Points Us to Jesus, The Storm That Stopped, The One O'Clock Miracle, The Christmas Promise, All about Christmas: Over 100 Amazing Facts behind the Christmas Story, Queen Elizabeth II: The Queen Who Choose To Serve (Do Great Things For God), Jesus Moments: David: Finding Jesus in the Story of David, Jesus Moments: David
Series: Jesus Moments #2
Published by Good Book Company on July 1, 2024
Genres: Children's, Bible Stories
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Help 4-7s learn how events in the life of Moses point to Jesus with this beautifully illustrated Old Testament Bible story.

Help 4-7s learn how Moses points to Jesus with this beautifully illustrated Old Testament storybook from Alison Mitchell, the award-winning author of Jesus and the Lions’ Den and The One O’Clock Miracle.

Moments in Moses’ story when something in the story is a little bit like Jesus are signposted with symbols that children need to spot, helping them to understand the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.

This fun, interactive resource will give children skills to read the Bible as they connect the stories and learn that the whole Bible is about Jesus. Great for parents or grandparents to give children aged 4-7. Can also be used as a homeschool resource or for children’s ministry in church.

This unique Old Testament storybook shares snapshots from Moses’s life, focusing on what happened after God parted the Red Sea. At the beginning of the book, the author explains that if you look closely, you can see parallels to Jesus in different Old Testament stories. She encourages kids to look for hidden bulrushes in illustrations, because these each signal a “Jesus moment.” This seek-and-find detail appears on four pages, and the target audience of elementary-aged kids will enjoy this added element.

Throughout Jesus Moments: Moses: Finding Jesus in the Story of Moses, Allison Mitchell describes some of Moses’s experiences leading the Israelites through the wilderness. Because so many books about Moses start with his birth and end with the Exodus, it’s nice that this book takes a different approach, covering other elements from his life. This book deals with some hard moments related to sin, with the creation of the golden calf and the story of the bronze snake, instead of just focusing on the highlights. I felt that the treatment of these harder parts was somewhat rushed, and parents may want to provide additional context. Overall, the book shares a clear message about how God forgives and rescues His people, and pages at the end make connections between aspects of Moses’s story and the story of Jesus. The book briefly explains the gospel before the end.

This is the second book in a new series that teaches kids about how Old Testament stories point to Jesus. In some ways, I thought that this was better than the first book in the series, and in other ways, I felt that it fell short. The seek-and-find element is less effective in this book, since the bulrushes blend in as part of the natural scenery, while the crowns in the book about David could appear in more creative ways throughout that book. This book has higher-contrast illustrations than the first, but there are still some more monochrome pages that won’t show up as well in a group read-aloud context. Overall, I think that this is a good book, and I would recommend it to Christian families and churches who are looking for a dynamic, gospel-centered book that covers less acknowledged aspects of Moses’s story.