Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Book Review: Get to Know King David

A couple months ago, I reviewed Get to Know Jesus, a biography about the life of Jesus from Zonderkidz Publishing. I enjoyed the book so much, and it was helpful resource for our homeschool library, so I decided to order another book in the series...this one about King David.

Get to Know King David, by Nancy I. Sanders, is a biography about King David, and is geared towards the 6-10 year old age group. The book tells the biblical account of David, from his childhood as a shepherd boy, to his rise in fame amongst the Israelites, to his running from Saul, and finally with David becoming King of Israel, with God promising an eternal throne through his lineage (Jesus.)

I was curious how the book would find photos to visually support the life and times of David, since it was Ancient History, but it showed photos of artwork depicting David, present day photos of the places mentioned in Scripture, ancient maps, and photos of artifacts dating about the time of David. Compared to the Jesus biography, I was happy to see that there were much fewer sources drawn from Wikimedia (of the unreliable Wikipedia family.)

I like how the book told the entire story of David's life, since often as children we hear of David and Goliath and his becoming King, but unless we really delve into the Old Testament and read the snippets, it's hard to put everything together into one cohesive story. I like how this book made it easy for kids (and adults) to understand. I highly recommend this series to add to your personal library.

Bottom Line: 8.5*/10*

*I received a free copy of Get to Know King David from BookLook Bloggers and Zonderkidz Publishing in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

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