A Modern Day Fairy Tale: The Beautiful Garden of Eden {A Kids Book Review}

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Beautiful Garden of Eden {A Kids Book Review}

**Book received for review. All thoughts are 100% my own. 


The story of creation.

Has there every been a more important story? It was the story that started it all. Perhaps this is why it's typically among one of the very first Bible stories we teach children. After all, where better to start than the very beginning?

There are many great Bible stories out there on the subject to choose from, but today I am excited to share a very unique take that I have fallen in love with:


The Faith that God Built series by Gary Bower uses the same whimsical style of storytelling as The House that Jack Built, using rhyme to introduce preschoolers through second graders to favorite Bible stories. Gary has a well-developed talent for creating engaging narratives that also teach biblical truths through rhyme.

The Beautiful Garden of Eden tells the story of Adam and Eve’s disobedience, allowing sin to ruin what was perfect and beautiful.

For many kids, reading in general can seem like a bit of a chore...something they have to do, not something they want to do. Reading Bible stories? Well, that can hold even more true! There are kids who love books, and there are kids who just don't have the concentration and lose interest somewhere halfway through. Regardless of what kind of reader (or listener) your little one is, this is one book that is sure to captivate their attention. With each turn of the page we are introduced to a new character and then reminded of their relationship to every character or place we've already met. This repetition not only helps us to want to continue reading on, but also helps us to better remember the story as we read...great for newer readers.

This type of cumulative tale has created some amazing stories that have been beloved through the ages. Never heard of The House that Jack Built? Chances are, you probably have heard it at least once or twice, but even still it's only one example of books written in this style. Other examples you may be familiar with, 'Green Eggs and Ham' and 'There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly'. I don't know about yours, but in my household, these are a couple of books that we LOVE! There is just something so captivating about their beautiful rhymes that we cannot get enough of.

The Beautiful Garden of Eden fits beautifully into that style with a stunning lesson on the story of Adam and Eve. It's fun, it's whimsical, but most importantly, it really is a story that every person, young and old should know.

I absolutely loved this book, and look forward to reading more from the series. The Beautiful Garden of Eden is available to purchase now

1 comment:

  1. What an important tale! I love that it's taught in a fun way and a way that our children will engage and remember!! <3

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