Thursday, April 23, 2020

30 Prophecies: One Story from Christian Focus: A TOS Crew Review

30 Prophecies: One Story from Christian Focus 

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way

We've been enjoying 30 Prophecies: One Story from Christian Focus.  This hardcover book is designed for your 5-12 year old  and contains explanations of 30 prophecies in the Bible that relate to Jesus. It's a great way to build Biblical literacy together!

Paul Reynolds, the author, desires to show children how God used the prophets to show us Jesus, and how we can get to know Him better.  The book is written directly to the readers in a very easy to understand style. The book also includes 10 Key Memory Verses about Messianic Prophecy you can memorize together and Character Profiles of some prophets to get to know better.

The handy timeline in the front is a great visual. The chapters are arranged into Three main Sections:

  • From the Fall to King David
  • Major and Minor Prophets
  • Prophecies Made By Jesus About Himself

Each prophecy is about 2-3 pages long.  It's designed for you to read with your children, or easy enough for your young readers to read on their own.  We used this as a read aloud together addition to our regular Bible reading.

Each chapter contains the same structure:
  • Prophet/Dates - who said it and when
  • Prophecy Made & Prophecy Fulfilled - directly from the Bible
  • Then and There - what it meant to original hearers
  • Prophecy Fulfilled - how Jesus fulfills the prophecy
  • Scarlet Thread - how this prophecy fits into the "One Story" of God
  • Application - what does it mean for you
  • Prayer - some ways to pray

I love how the author has made Biblical prophecy something everyone can understand. I really appreciate how he shows the Bible as "One Story" and Jesus throughout both the Old and New Testaments.  This book is a wonderful tool in helping our children see this.

The Then and There sections and the Scarlet Thread were our favorites.  They connect the Bible together and give us insight.  The Application section is filled with wonderful discussion starters. 

Overall, I recommend this as a wonderful addition to your family's Bible study!

Be sure to check out several other selections the Crew is reviewing from Christian Focus -
Psalms for my Day & Not If, But When

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