Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Book Review: "A Light for my Path: An ABC Book Based on Psalm 119" by Davis Carman

We love books at our house.  I'm sure I've mentioned that before!  We were happy to get the chance to review "A Light for my Path: An ABC Book Based on Psalm 119" written by Davis Carman, illustrated by Alice Ratterree,  and published by Apologia.


We enjoyed how the previous letter's object showed up in the pages for the next letter and the kids had fun looking for them.  There were a few that we couldn't find, though.   It was helpful that they gave a list of the plants and animals they used so you can identify them easily.  I liked the beautiful pictures in muted colors.

Even though it is an ABC book with both upper and lower case letters, it isn't meant for just little kids. I really liked how it got the kids thinking about God's word in different ways.  It is more than "just" the Bible.

The back half of the book has Psalm 119 grouped under the Hebrew letters that they start with.  I talked about how each section starts with the Hebrew letter listed at the start of that section.  To further show this, I looked up the Hebrew Bible online.  It showed the Hebrew side by side with the English.   The kids thought it was really interesting to see the Hebrew language and how they read from right to left.   I showed them the beginning of each verse for each section started with the same letter.

The online Bible that I used also had an option to listen to it in Hebrew.  The kids were very intrigued by how the Hebrew sounded.

 "A Light for my Path" has 80 pages and is available for $14.00.  (Reference: 978-1-940110-03-5 )

 I received a free copy of "A Light for my Path" to review for the Mosaic Review Team.  No other form of compensation was received.

1 comment:

Ed & Dottie said...

A very good teaching tool. :)