Sunday, August 17, 2014

Get to Know King David by Nancy I. Sanders

Get to Know King David by Nancy I. Sanders is a children's book written to get the grade school age child to know who King David from the Bible is and to make him more real to the reader.  This book takes the young reader from David as a boy shepherding his father's sheep to his Kingdom ruling Israel.  It tells how David is a popular king and still maintains his good relationship with God.  It tells of how David wasn't perfect and how he dealt with his mistakes and asked for forgiveness.  This book is part of a series telling the life of people in the Bible.  It has pictures, color maps, a simple dictionary as well as where you can find the story in the Bible.  This book adds in parts from other resources most especially from the writings of Flavius Josephus in order to make this book more complete for the young reader.  At the end this book connects David with Jesus and shows how David fits into Jesus' family.

I liked this book and can see many uses for it beyond the intended use as a children's book.  This book could be used also as a resource for writing children's sermons or Sunday school/Bible school stories.  Even as an adult I enjoyed reading this children's book on David.  I handed to book to a child who is 9 and in 3rd grade and she could easily read it and also stated that she enjoyed it. 
I received this book from  Booklookbloggers for this review. 

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