My 5-year-old son reviews The Friendly Beasts

This book tells the story of the friendly beasts. The friendly beasts are a cow, donkey, dove, and lamb. I don’t see another animal. But there’s baby Jesus! And there’s a camel in there. The camel brought him a gift. The donkey carried Jesus’ mama. Jesus was a baby. (I knew that before I even … Continue reading My 5-year-old son reviews The Friendly Beasts

My 5-year-old son reviews Wild Kratts

My 4-year-old son is now my 5-year-old son. We thought it would be a good idea for him to review his new favorite show, Wild Kratts. Here he is: I watched it on TV and then I noticed it on there, and it became my favorite movie to watch. It’s about Martin and Chris, and … Continue reading My 5-year-old son reviews Wild Kratts

My 4-year-old son reviews The Berenstain Bears: Faith Gets Us Through

There’s three little cubs and Sister Bear says, “I’m scared.” And Brother says, “I’m scared.” And Fred says, “The Lord is my salvation.” There’s lots of rocks. I’ll count them: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, on … Continue reading My 4-year-old son reviews The Berenstain Bears: Faith Gets Us Through

My 4-year-old son reviews The Beginner’s Bible: Bible Story Favorites

The first story is about Adam and Eve in the Garden. A sneaky snake came, and God said, “Don’t eat fruit from this tree!” Then a big lie comes into the world. Then they have to leave. And then Jesus will always come to save people from their sins. The next story is about baby … Continue reading My 4-year-old son reviews The Beginner’s Bible: Bible Story Favorites

My 4-year-old son reviews Field of Peace by Joyce Meyer

This book is about baseball. Buh-buh-buh-buh baseball! Some of the characters’ names are Boyd, Arnold, Coach Pouch. Boyd is trying to win the baseball game. Arnold the Armadillo turns into a big ball, because he’s hiding. That means he’s scared. He curls up. The team stops and loses, but the giraffe tries to win. When … Continue reading My 4-year-old son reviews Field of Peace by Joyce Meyer

My 4-year-old son reviews a Duncan Butterfly yo-yo

Not long after my 4-year-old son began doing book reviews on my blog (the best part of this blog, according to some), he had an idea. “I know, Dad. We could review a toy! We could review a yo-yo!” I emailed the folks at Duncan, not sure if there even is such a thing as … Continue reading My 4-year-old son reviews a Duncan Butterfly yo-yo

My 4-year-old son reviews Zoom, Rocket, Zoom!

5, 4, 3… liftoff! It says, “Whoo-oom!” The astronauts are flying in the rocket ship. They’re in orange shirts. And they have space helmets on, and one is dark-skinned, and one is light-skinned. And there’s two seats, even cords, even channels to see how fast they go. Lunar landers–they shoot flying out on the side … Continue reading My 4-year-old son reviews Zoom, Rocket, Zoom!

My 4-year-old son reviews Duck Soup

My 4-year-old’s prelude to the review, as we were getting ready to type it up: Remember what Catherine’s mom said? Only read it one time. We’ll look at it, and I’ll tell you, and we’ll review it. And now… his review of Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic. The story is about Max. Max is the … Continue reading My 4-year-old son reviews Duck Soup

My 4-year-old son reviews The Jesus Storybook Bible

A long-time family favorite has been The Jesus Storybook Bible (subtitle: Every Story Whispers His Name). Friend and fellow blogger Robbie and his wife gave us this sweet gift when our now four-year-old was born. Following on the heels of his first book review, my four-year-old here reviews The Jesus Storybook Bible. (Cool thing: the author … Continue reading My 4-year-old son reviews The Jesus Storybook Bible

The Best Bible Atlas Ever? Yes. A Review of The Sacred Bridge

Is The Sacred Bridge the best Bible atlas ever? To be fair, people consult atlases for different purposes. But for the one–academic or otherwise–who wants to dig deeply into the historical geography of the biblical world, what’s the best resource available? I believe the reviewer should evaluate a work according to its merits in relation … Continue reading The Best Bible Atlas Ever? Yes. A Review of The Sacred Bridge