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After a string of books for teens and adults, I am so happy to share one perfect for the younger kids.
About The Christian Alphabet
In 1999, the Lord inspired me at a church choir event. As I sat in the back pew, listening to the awesome Christian music, an incredible urge to draw came over me. Being an art teacher, I had experienced this feeling, but never with such intensity. I had a pen in my pocket, but the only paper available was the program I received at the door. In the empty space of that program, I sketched like crazy. I felt as though I would pop if I didn’t get the ideas out of my brain immediately.
I will never forget that experience. I felt peaceful yet energized. God was just getting started with me. Over the next nine months, God and I created this alphabet.
About the Author
Tracy Sands is from Peachtree City, Georgia, where she lives with her husband, Albert, and their three sons, Chase, Gabe, and Adam. Tracy taught art and “church school” to all ages for many years. She now spends her time caring for her active family and working on The Christian Alphabet™.
To find out more, please visit her at www.thechristianalphabet.com
I love the layout of the text, with a large illustration for each letter on one side and then a basic lesson related to Christianity on the other side with an activity for the child to do (e.g. sing Jesus Loves Me when reading C is for Christ.) I also love that Tracy has pulled from Christian history to feature nearly 100 ancient and modern images that express Christianity. More about the symbols is shared in a glossary for the parent to reference. Scripture is an integral part of the text with at least one verse features for each letter of the alphabet. Sometimes it is just a reference, while other times it is the actual verse. All of this pulled together fulfills the cover’s promise to teach children about Jesus, prayer and the Bible.
The illustrations have a hand drawn look compared to so many computer graphic images you might see online or in print. Personally, I think it lends a nice touch to the text. I am happy that the book is available in hardback binding to make it a title you can use over many years with proper care being given to the book.
The Christian Alphabet has a suggested retail price of $19.95.
You can see what other reviewers thought about this title by visiting the The Christian Alphabet Tour Page at Pump Up Your Book
Disclaimer ~ I was provided with a copy of this title to facilitate the review. No monetary compensation occurred and all opinions are my own.