From the Children: Bible Stories & Prayer,4-11 section

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Snap Shots Bible Through the Year

Getting to Know God Better - Bible Reading for 8 to 11-year-

Editorial team Karen Evans and Helen Jones


Price: £8.99
Publisher:Scripture Union (SU)
Published:November 2011
This is a well produced, visually interesting set of daily Bible readings for a year, aimed at 8-11s. For each day there is a question to think about such as ‘How could an enemy become a friend again?’ There is then a Bible reading and some more questions to think about on the subject of the reading. Some of the days include a short activity such as a code to crack, something to draw or a tiny wordsearch. Most days have a short prayer to end with. It would probably take five to ten minutes a day. Less able children could work through it with a parent.
The book is not dated, so although it runs from January 1st to December 31st it could be for any year. There is a good mix of Old Testament and New Testament readings with up to two weeks spent on any book. Having looked previously for similar material for this age group and been uninspired I am excited to have found this book. It is very accessible and inviting!

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Reviewer: Kathy Bland   (06/02/12)

Reader review: - Mary Bartholomew, Editor, 29/8/12

This material was first published in editions of Snapshots published quarterly, now brought together as a year's readings and activities for 8-11 year olds.
This is excellent. The perfect gift for a child showing an interest in the Bible or being encouraged to. As well as the reference for the day’s Bible reading, there are different things to do for every day of the year! Things to draw, to write, to puzzle over, to think about and to pray, so no chance of getting bored and every chance of becoming more interested. The temptation will be to use the book just for the activities and this would be such a shame. Perhaps some adult guidance is needed here. It is a hard discipline to keep to the proscribed entry and probably needs help.

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