Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Trees of the Book (Science and Faith Matters; Vol. 1) Written by Kimberly Payne, Illustrated by Esther Haug
What can I say about this biblically themed book? A lot, actually. First, whoever thought of teaching in this way, that is directing youngsters to the Bible to learn about science, is a genius. I'm guessing it was the writer herself. Whether you look to the good book for direction in your life, or not, you will surely appreciate this detailed study of trees that were either commented on, or had a more notable role in events or illustrations found in scripture. I especially enjoy the illustrations of the trees under discussion or of specific Bible accounts. These are presented with a sort of glowing effect that suggests use of colored pencil or something similar that your child will readily identify with. There is a separate reference section at the end, as well as an activity corner for kids. Kimberly Payne is an author as well as a motivational speaker and that shows here, as this isn't just factual material, but it really has a heart that can inspire the reader to take a closer look at their surroundings and think deeply beyond what they see on the surface.