Another children’s Bible? Yes! I Wonder bursts with color, creativity, and questions that invite children to think about the story they just read. Veteran children’s author Glenys Nellist, creator of two popular series, Love Letters from God and Snuggle Time, included 30 Bible stories equally divided between the Old and New Testaments.
Children will meet the usual dominant characters such as Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, David—but also some less-often highlighted people such as Esau, Miriam, Rahab, Ruth, Jonah, and Nehemiah. In the New Testament, we meet Mary and Elizabeth, John the Baptist, Jesus interacting with several hurting people such as the woman at the well and the woman who bled, as well as some of Jesus’s parables, and more.
Unique to this Bible are the “I wonder?” questions at the end of each vignette. They encourage children ages 4 to 8 to ask important questions and consider the mystery of the Bible. Readers can internalize the message of the story and think about how it could apply to their lives. Illustrated beautifully by Alexandra Fusi, I Wonder offers young readers and the adults in their lives a fresh window into the Bible’s familiar and unfamiliar narratives. Above all, Nellist hopes to instill a sense of wonder in children as they contemplate God’s grand story of love and redemption.
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Glenys Nellist was born and raised in a little village in northern England. The author of multiple children’s books including ‘Twas the Morning of Easter and the Little Mole series, her writing reflects a deep passion for helping children discover joy in the world. Glenys lives in Michigan with her husband, David. Learn more at GlenysNellist.com