by Glenys Nellist – Zonderkidz
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Through innovative storytelling and open-ended questions, I Wonder: Exploring God’s Grand Story an Illustrated Bible offers a remarkable approach to teaching young minds to wonder about the mysteries found in God’s Word.
I Wonder: Exploring God’s Grand Story, an Illustrated Bible:
- Encourages children ages 4 to 8 to ask important questions and consider the mystery of the Bible
- Is an inspirational storybook Bible that speaks to the hearts of children everywhere by asking thought-provoking questions at the end of each story that children and adults can read and discuss together as they consider God’s love.
- Is based on a simple but brilliant idea: all good teachers know that the best way to get the attention of their students is to inspire wonder, and God is no different
- Contains 30 stories—15 from the Old Testament and 15 from the New Testament
- Is written by Glenys Nellist, bestselling children’s author and creator of two popular series: Love Letters from God and Snuggle Time
Ever since imagining the world into being, God has placed wonder in the hearts of children. The Bible is full of ‘I Wonder’ moments for all who open their hearts to experience them, and The I Wonder: Exploring God’s Grand Story helps show little ones how to begin.
“Another children’s Bible? Yes! I Wonder bursts with color, creativity, and questions that invite children to think about the story they just read. Veteran children’s author Glenys Nellist, creator of two popular series, Love Letters from God and Snuggle Time, included 30 Bible stories equally divided between the Old and New Testaments. Children will meet the usual dominant characters such as Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, David–but also some less-often highlighted people such as Esau, Miriam, Rahab, Ruth, Jonah, and Nehemiah. In the New Testament, we meet Mary and Elizabeth, John the Baptist, Jesus interacting with several hurting people such as the woman at the well and the woman who bled, as well as some of Jesus’s parables, and more. Unique to this Bible are ‘I wonder?’ questions at the end of each vignette. They encourage children ages 4 to 8 to ask important questions and consider the mystery of the Bible. Readers can internalize the message of the story and think about how it could apply to their lives. Illustrated beautifully by Alexandra Fusi, I Wonder offers young readers and the adults in their lives a fresh window into the Bible’s familiar and unfamiliar narratives. Above all, Nellist hopes to instill a sense of wonder in children as they contemplate God’s grand story of love and redemption.” — “Quote review” – Kelley Matthews, Patheos.com