Mack Thomas, the author, clearly has a knack for engaging his audience. He has a playful way to narrate stories that works well for babies and toddlers. Each character engages your child. At the beginning the style is a bit odd, but it grows on you as you read it. In a playful way, this brings your baby right into the story.
These first four represent those of some worth. Those receiving the highest commendation are yet to come in tomorrow’s post.
V. Gilbert Beers’ retelling of the story of Christ’s death and resurrection is exemplary, explaining exactly what happened and the theological significance of the event. He also does an excellent job of making the stories connect to the larger redemptive story.
Sally Lloyd-Jones pulls no punches. She sees the Bible through a strong redemptive-historical context and she proclaims it through every story. She is a good story teller and has a nice way of bringing the drama out of each story. She also makes her characters come to life, frequently moving beyond the bounds of what scripture tells us as she re-imagines the characters.