About the Book
Book: I AM
Author: Diane Stortz
Genre: Juvenile nonfiction, Bible stories
Release Date: 2016
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Guest Review from Donna Cline
What I think you should know:
I AM: Bible Stories, Devotions and Prayers about the Names of God. is a book of Bible stories for children by Diane Stortz. The book contains Bible stories and illustrations for 40 Names of God. Each name contains scripture, a Bible story, prayers and illustrations.
What I think about this book:
I Love this book, it contains Names of God from the Old and New Testaments. Each Story is easy to understand and explains in part the meaning of the name in a way that is age appropriate for the reader. The Illustrations are beautiful and add to the stories. I wish that I had had a book like this when I was a child. I think that his book will help my son become more familiar with the names.
My sons loved this book, the preteen enjoyed reading it to his brothers and the younger two loved the way the stories were presented as well as the illustrations.
I would recommend this book to any Christian parents as a devotional for family to do together either nightly or weekly with their children. It would also be a great gift for young children who want to learn more about God.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Diane Stortz is a multipublished author who writes to make God’s wonders known to the next generation. Her children’s releases include the best-selling Say & Pray Bible and I AM: 40 Reasons to Trust God, both from Tommy Nelson. Diane’s books for women, A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year and Encountering God’s Heart for You, both from Bethany House, encourage women to get to know God through His Word, the Bible. Diane and her husband have two married daughters and five grandchildren—all boys! Visit her at www.DianeStortz.com.
More from Diane
You can often guess someone’s age by considering their name. Diane, for example, was popular in the 1950s, so . . . that tells you something about me.
But God’s personal name? Well, it’s ageless. Just like Him.
When Moses met God at the burning bush and received the task of leading the Israelites out of Egypt, he wasn’t exactly thrilled at first. He peppered God with questions, including, “When I tell the people that I met you here and you gave me this assignment, they’re going to want to know your name. What should I tell them?”
The Israelites had just about forgotten who the God of their fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was.
But God hadn’t forgotten them. Not at all. God told Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. . . . Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14).
I AM WHO I AM. I always have been. I will always be. I will never change.
Choosing a book title is rarely easy, and choosing a title for this book about the names of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit took a long time. I couldn’t be more grateful to the Tommy Nelson publishing team who developed and settled on the title I AM: 40 Reasons to Trust God.
My prayer for every child who reads this book and every family that goes through the book together, and for myself: May we all grow mightily in our understanding of who God is and our relationship with Him! As Psalm 9:10 says, “Those who know your name put their trust in you.”
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