3 Reasons to Read This Bible Storybook (interview with an 11-year-old)

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One day while Em was waiting in my office she looked through my copy of 

“It’s like a friend telling you stories from the Bible. . . . I’d like this book for Christmas.”

 Totally Awesome, Super-Cool Bible Stories as Drawn by Nerdy Ned  (Thomas Nelson is the Author.) I am a Bible and Bible storybook nerd and bought this brand new Bible storybook (October 2012) to review.

Bible story books can help kids (anyone really) grasp the main point of the stories presented. This storybook grabs attention by its conversational language and the use of (appropriate) humour in the writing and captions in the many pictures.

I liked what I saw, but let’s hear what someone in their target audience (late elementary and middle-grade kids) has to say.

Here are 4 reasons Em thinks kids will like to read this storybook.

“You have to like reading a bit in order to like this book. But kids will see that you can draw in it and they’ll say, “That’s totally awesome.”

Reason # 1. Understandable language. This Bible storybook is one of the first ones I’ve read that gives me the most understanding. It uses words in my language so it’s easy to understand. I wanted to keep reading.

Reason #2. Love Jesus better. It will bring us kids closer to Jesus because we will be able to understand. Since we can better understand what His Word says and what He did for us, we’ll love Him better.

Reason #3. Use creativity to understand. We get to respond to what we read [by drawing in the book] which helps us understand the stories better. It also keeps our attention because we get to draw what’s in our minds.

Em concluded the interview with, “I can see myself doing this Bible [reading and drawing] on my own. But it could be fun doing this with a [like-minded] friend.”

NOTE: I was  not compensated for writing this review. Neither was Em.


During November I am writing or posting a photo about something for which I am grateful. This explains why.  

My gratitude posting for November 29: I am grateful for books in general and books that lead us closer to God in specific. Outside of the Bible there isn’t a perfect book or author that has it all correct. But there are many, many books and authors who can lead us closer to God through their understandable writing and explanations.


Your Turn . . .

  • Have you read this storybook? If yes, what would you add to Em’s comments.
  • Do you have a recommendation for a Bible storybook especially for this age-group?
  • Tell us about a book that has led you closer to God.

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