Monday, August 11, 2014
Get to Know Mary by Nancy I. Sanders
"Chosen by God, Mary was more than the mother of Jesus. She was a hero of the Bible. She said “Yes!” to God. Learn about Mary and her exciting place in history. Discover what it was like to grow up in Israel and be a part of Jesus’ life on earth. Mary - part of the Get to Know series - will teach you everything you need to know about this young woman whom God used to do great things!"
This is the third book I have reviewed in this series, and I have loved each one of them! These books are great, full color biographies and so much more! Through artwork, color photographs, maps we learn about what life was like in Nazareth during Mary's time. We learn about how people shopped, what types of homes they lived in, how they took care of the sick, how they bathed, got engaged, their faith, holy days, and much more. It also talks about Mary, how the angel came to her, her visit with Elizabeth, marriage to Joseph, birth of Jesus, and the other occasions Mary is mentioned in the Bible to her being near the cross and Jesus choosing John to take care of his mother. The book ends with Jesus' resurrection, ascension, and the day of Pentecost. In addition to all of the details in the text and the color photos, maps, and timelines, children will learn so much through the definitions, eyewitness accounts, Bible heroes, and Did You Know sections.
I think this is a great series and look forward to adding others to our book shelf!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.