My family has had the opportunity to review a delightful book titled  T is for Tree: A Bible ABC from Reformed Free Publishing Association.

It is a hardcover alphabet book of the typical style.  Each page is dedicated to a letter. Every letter has a short little rhyme that might help your child remember the letters in relation to a biblical concept. The illustrations are soft and pretty.  The text flows nicely.  At the bottom of each page, you’ll find a scripture verse from the King James Bible.  It’s an excellent way to teach scripture and letters together.

The book is nicely sized with a sturdy cover.  The pages are made of a glossy paper.  Overall the book should hold up well to many readings.

Let me share with you some text from a few pages.

A is for ANTS
Though weak and small in size,
They gather food all summer.
May God make us as wise. 
 
“There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: the ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer” Prov. 30:24-25
F is for Faith
A mighty gift of grace;
As little as a mustard seed
Will move a mountains place!
“If ye have faith as a grain of a mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain. Remove hence to yonder place: and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Matthew 17:20
M is for Moon
A natural law of light.
TO show God keeps his promises,
It shines on time each night.
Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon of the stars for the light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar… if those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Isreal also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever: – Jeremian 31: 35-36
My 3-year-old Eliza is at a stage where she is fascinated by letters and books.  She could sit in my lap all day devouring books.  This book appealed to her greatly.  She loved the soft rhymes.  The pictures are detailed and gave her plenty to study and mull over in her little brain.  It was wonderful to discuss the biblical concepts too in such a gentle way.
Though she hears lots of scripture every day, we aren’t a King James family.  We usually read from the English Standard Version.  Occasionally she asked me why I said a word funny. For example, “saith” in Thus Saith the Lord.  I explained that older versions of the Bible used words like that.
I think this is a darling book to give as a gift.  I know many moms over the years have requested books as a baby shower or first birthday gifts etc.  While this book probably won’t be enjoyed until 2-4 years of age, it is one I would have loved to have been gifted and saved until my baby was old enough.
It is a beautiful book.  I very much recommend it.

 

T is for Tree: A Bible ABC {Reformed Free Publishing Association Reviews}
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