Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Book Revew: A is for Adam




 A Is for Adam, by Ken and Mally Ham, is a book that we have owned for a few years because it was recommended by the 1000 Good Books list that I enjoy, but I recently discovered that Master Books came out with a new version complete with talking points, extra activities, etc. to go with each page.  The text of the book is essentially the same, they have just added these extra things to make it super friendly for teaching your children.  I was very excited when I got the chance to review this new edition courtesy of New Leaf Publishing Group.

A is for Adam is essentially a poem broken down into 26 parts (one for each letter of the alphabet) that takes the reader from the creation of Adam to the return of Christ.   It is quite detailed describing the first few chapters of Genesis, hits some points in the rest of Genesis and then zooms right to Christ.  The theology is good, teaching that a sacrifice is needed for our sin and that sacrifice is Christ!

What is neat about this book is that it sits up like a triangle so your child can look at the picture and text while you look at the other side which has the text again along with all the extras.  Each page has a short, simple commentary on the stanza, sentences for your child to repeat (for better Biblical understanding), questions to ask you child (for comprehension), a key point for your child to remember, other suggested activities to do with your child, and then a quick review.

This book is generally geared for children, but what is neat is that they add a section at the back that gives a more detailed commentary on each of the pages from the beginning, connecting them to other parts of the Bible where appropriate.  This enables you to use this with all of your children at once, which any homeschool mom can appreciate! 

This book could definitely serve as a Bible curriculum for your homeschool if you are teaching the first parts of the Bible and want to make sure that you show how the beginning is related to the end and that Christ is the thread that weaves it all together!  I definitely recommend this book, and encourage you to check it out if you are looking for something to aid in teaching this part of the Bible to you children.

Happy Reading!

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8 comments:

  1. Sounds wonderful.
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  2. Well thanks for following =) I'll go and check out your blog right now!

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  3. I've never heard of this, but I'll have to look into it! Thanks for sharing it at Teach Me Tuesday!

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  4. This sounds interesting and like something I could buy for my grands. I like the idea of it standing up, and how you can use it for all ages. Great review!

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure your grandkids would enjoy it!

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  5. This looks like a great book..we love books at our house :) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday :)

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  6. What a lovely blog. I'm visiting from the Teach Me Tuesday Hop and I followed w/GFC. Hope you can follow back :) http://hearttoheartathome.blogspot.com/

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    1. Well, thank you! I go check out your blog right now =)

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