Also by this author: Little Bible Heroes: Ruth
Series: Little Bible Heroes
Published by B&H Publishing on June 8, 2020
Genres: Children's, Bible Stories
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If your child loves hero stories, there’s no better place to find them than the Bible! In these pages, read how God empowered Joshua to lead his people and conquer a city. Then read the rest of the stories in the Little Bible Heroes™ series. Each book offers a story of bravery, faithfulness, or kindness—straight from the Bible and perfect for little hero-loving hearts!
The Little Bible Heroes series has been a favorite in our house for quite some time. So much a favorite that the corners are dog-eared, the covers are ripped—and I’ll be honest, a page or two might have been eaten. (Such is life with children…)
It’s almost as if B&H Kids knew my internal monologue, because they’ve begin releasing these same stories—originally available as a 2-in-1 flip over book—as single board books. Same illustrations. Same stories. A bit more durable. Which is great for me, because my I’ll-do-it-myself toddler loves to turn pages and is very excited to do so.
Little Bible Heroes: Joshua is a retelling of the first part of the book of Joshua—from his ascension to leadership to the fall of the walls of Jericho. The story is told in present tense, “God tells…” “Joshua sends…” bringing it a sense of immediacy and urgency.
I appreciated that the focus wasn’t all on warfare and conquering. The crossing of the Jordan and the subsequent building of an altar—“The altar is to remind the people how powerful God is and to obey him.”—is an important and often overlooked part of the tale.
I also liked that most of the panels included a dog. My little one was sure to point out the dog on each page and looking for the dog has become part of the reading ritual.
The very first page has a Parent Connection section that includes a Bible verse, a couple discussion questions, and one quick thought to remember. These are more than just stories to read. These are timeless truths of Scripture told in a way that even the youngest readers and pre-readers can understand.
As always, the Little Bible Heroes stories do well at lending themselves to interaction in the storyline. Ask, ask, ask questions. Don’t just read the words, get your child to interact with them and seek out their thoughts and have a conversation with them. It is so important to cultivate faith at a young age and the Little Bible Heroes series is perfect for doing just that.