Book Review: Heroes and Villains of the Bible


Heroes and Villains of the Bible is a release from Tommy Nelson that contains real stories and actual bible text.  Tommy Nelson is a division of Thomas Nelson, but with stories more geared towards children.  As you can probably tell bu the cover, this book has a bit of a comic book feel and each of the heroes and villains featured has an computer generated photo in the beginning of their section and even the fonts used on the photos are similar to those you’d see in a comic book.  The book is split in to stories from the old testament and new testament and shows heroes with a lion icon above the section of their story and villains with a snake icon above the section.

Using real bible text, it tells the story about why each person is either a hero or a villain and what they did to get such a title. At the end of the story there is a blurb which relates the story to real life and how you can be a hero or NOT be a villain by doing certain actions which will not go against Jesus.  I liked this personal touch because for kids, it will make the stories clearer. (Being a hero means saving the biggest cookie for your brother or sister, not eating it yourself, etc)

Book Features Include:

-Eikon Bible Art – amazing four-color, full-page digital images that bring to life these heroes and villains.

-Actual Bible Text  of 50 action-packed stories from the International Children’s Bible.

-Story introductions that establish important surrounding events and where the story comes in the Bible.

-Thoughts and suggestions at the end of each Bible story to help readers relate the situations to life today.

About the Book

50 true-life adventures of real people from the Bible—stories of good versus evil, right versus wrong, and heroes versus villains—and their life-shaping lessons that point children to God—the greatest hero of all!

The Bible is packed with stories of courageous people who loved and served God, and how He used them to do great things in the world. It is also filled with villainous people who disobeyed God and did horrible things. Heroes and Villains of the Bible encourages its readers to aspire to become great, courageous, and heroic servants of God, and reject all that is evil in the world.

With Heroes and Villains of the Bible, children will realize some of their favorite heroes aren’t from the movies, but are real people from the Bible.

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