Heroes & Villains of the Bible, by Tama Fortner, is a collection of Bible stories compiled of actual Bible text from the International Children’s Bible. Its purpose is to teach children about being heroes for God, as well as to warn them of tricks that the villains use to prevent this.
I was impressed with this book right from the introduction, when the author says, “Being a hero isn’t about capes, or special powers, or being faster than a speeding bullet—it’s about choosing to follow God.” The fifty stories of heroes and villains that follow include magnificent illustrations, Bible text, a short lesson, and a one-line summary about heroes. For example, the story of Abraham ends with “HEROES BELIEVE GOD WILL DO JUST WHAT HE SAYS HE WILL.”
This book is clearly written in such a way that it will impress upon children the importance of being like Jesus. It would be very useful for teaching Sunday school or Children’s Church.
It was a fantastic book. I enjoyed it very much and even found some quotes that I need to hang up in my home! Any child would benefit from it.
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