Book Review: 5 Minute Bible Stories

I’m sitting down to (finally) write my book review of 5 Minute Bible Stories.

Our school days are well under way.

We are a few weeks in and the time seems to already be passing so fast, I can hardly keep up! (Can you believe it is already September??!!  -YIKES.)

While the older children are busy with school work, the little ones are playing and coloring and doing all the things that little children do best.

I think one of the most challenging parts to homeschooling, is keeping our little ones busy while we work.

In an ideal world. they have time to play inside AND time to play outside to burn off all the energy they seem to always have, but this week it’s been raining almost non-stop.

We’ve colored and had a few errands to run. I’ve been trying to read to them more.

I was VERY thankful to have a few new books from the Tommy Nelson blogger program. (If you would like, you an read about Count My Blessings 1-2-3, or Grandma Kisses.)

When these books arrive, it’s almost like Christmas. All the little ones gather around to watch me open the package. As young as they are, they KNOW that the books are going to be fun and they can’t wait to start reading. As a mom, I LOVE THAT. I appreciate the message these little books are sharing with my children!

So, my last book for review for the month of August (I know I’m late- this 14th baby is keeping my stomach ill and making me not want to do much of anything!), is Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories.

Some quick features of this book include:

  • A very lovely, glossy cover.
  • More than 90 stories
  • Stories that take only 5 minutes to share with your children
  • The book is divided into Old and New Testament stories and further divided into sub-categories that include: The Beginning, The Flood,Esther Jonah, Jesus is Born, Jesus’ Death, Saul Becomes Paul, and The Best is Yet to Come.

These stories are well-written and the photos are beautiful and just fun to share with my children.

They listen intently to the story, but then go on to ask questions on what they have heard and what they see in the photos.

When you are finished reading, each selection is closed with simple questions or a comment to encourage additional conversation with your children. (Some of these have made us just giggle as we think through the answers.)

I will admit when we really like a book, the idea of a “5 minute Bible story” becomes more like a “we’ll just sit and read a while” story time and we have been known to finish the book in one sitting.

As I was thinking over this book and considering how I would best use it, I thought back to Jon’s surgery earlier this year, and how wonderful a book like this would have been to share with him then. He was recovering from his arm injury and had to stay in bed for days. This would have given us something fun on which to focus during rather long days.

If you buy a copy of Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories, I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you have a favorite devotion book to share with your children?


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  1. Gwen Ellis October 8, 2015 at 3:01 pm Reply

    Hi, I’m the author of Read and Share 5 Minute Bible and I am excited to read your review and to know it is helping a busy mom like you find the time to share God’s good news with your kids. Thanks for being part of the Tommy Nelson Blogger program and for your lovely post

    Gwen Ellis

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