Please share this post with the parents and grandparents in your ministry – Summer break and Children’s Day (the second Sunday in June) are nearly upon us, so if you are looking for ideas for fun things to do with the children you love – or to give as gifts – take a look at the illustrate my own series of books – and the Jehoshaphat book is on sale for only $5.52!
If you are not an artist, or artistic person, when you see a book which you need to provide the illustrations for, you may think it is not the book for you. But, in this case with the illustrate my own Known Bible Hero, illustrate my own Unknown Bible Hero books, and illustrate my own Important Things Jesus Wants Me to Know books nothing could be farther from the truth!
These books give you the unique opportunity to engage with the children you love in ways you never have when you read a book about a real Bible person, as since you and/or they will be providing the illustrations, you get to talk about what is happening, think through what the Bible person is saying, and basically really pay attention to the details so you are able to provide the illustrations! Just think about the fantastic conversations you will be able to have about the Bible people and how what they learned applies to you as well! These books are no ordinary Bible person storybook and they make fantastic Children’s Day gifts and are excellent books to have around for Summer activity – especially on a rainy day!
It does not matter if you are only able to draw stick people (and seriously, a book with stick people could be a fantastic book!) – the point is the value in in the conversations these books will generate! And, stick people, or more detailed illustrations, these books will be a treasure to enjoy as you and/or the children you love put the time into illustrating them!
Look at the Unknown Bible People you will be able to learn about – Enoch, Jehoshaphat, Moses & the snakes, Josiah, Hezekiah, Deborah & Jael, the Donkey which talked, Abel & Seth, Abigail, Jeremiah, Joshua and the day the sun stood still, and Job.
So, artist or not, get these books, give them as gifts (along with colored pencils or crayons), illustrate them, and treasure the conversations – and most importantly the learning – which will happen as you do! You will find the Jehoshaphat book at this link and are able to see all the books in the series at this link.