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Oct 2004
Fair Havens Publications

Bible Animal Tales: 50 Devotionals for Tweenagers

by Mary Rose Pearson

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Review:

Grab a snake by its tail? Not my suggestion: it comes from Bible Animal Tales, where you also find perfect little lambs, bushels of quail, food by the birds, horses of fire, the Messiah in an animal’s feeding trough, and forty-four more intriguing Bible-based stories. Filled with animal facts, narratives and their relevant scripture, easily assimilated Christian morals, and fun pencil games, this book really connects with the eight-to-twelve age group. With the aid of older siblings or parents, younger children will also enjoy it. Two helpful sections close this book: puzzle answers; and “God’s Wonderful Plan of Salvation.”

Awarded a place on the C. S. Lewis Noteworthy List for a previous book, prolific children's author Mary Rose Pearson knows her target audience and her subject. Packed with fun, Bible Animal Tales plants the gospel lessons into the hearts of its readers. Kerry Adcock’s black-and-white cartoon illustrations keep the pages turning.

Primarily written as a devotional book, the back cover review of Bible Animal Tales lists many other uses. More ideas include: busy work for traveling; baby sitter’s compendium; gift; party entertainment; and sick bed diversion for both children and adults. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

Bible Animal Tales is in the tradition of several classic children's devotional books by Mary Rose Pearson, including "Frogs in Pharaoh's Bed", "Seven Ducks in Dirty Water" and "All About God." It is suited for children 8-12 years old. In addition to an explanation of the Bible text, each devotional includes a delightful cartoon illustration, interesting facts about the featured animal, a personal application, as well as puzzles and games related to the Bible text. The book lends itself to a variety of uses. Parents can enjoy reading it with their children for family devotions, or children can read it alone. Churches can use it for Sunday school classes, children's church, or vacation Bible school. Home schoolers can use it to teach zoology from a creationist perspective along with the Bible. The devotionals build the faith of believers, but they also clearly present the gospel. 8-12 year olds make decisions that affect their lives and eternal destinies. Putting this book into their hands encourages them to choose God’s way.