The Frightening Philippi Jail by Gary Bower (children's book review)

Awhile back I wrote a review on "The Beautiful Garden of Eden." My older boys (7 and 9) really enjoy reading that book and I enjoy reading it to my daughter (almost 2) because of the lilting, poetical way it's written.
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I thought "The Frightening Philippi Jail" by Gary Bower would give my big boys a good visual for them for this Bible story. Honestly, we haven't talked a whole lot about the apostles in our home; we have mostly focused on Jesus. I think this is a good starting point.

I love the writing of this book. It's the same lyrical type of writing based on "The House That Jack Built." It just flies off the tongue so well, so don't miss reading this aloud! Even encourage your little readers to do so.

The pictures in this one are a little more drab - brown color palette with some orange and red. But they are in jail back in the day, so who says it was colorful? Just comparing it to "The Beautiful Garden of Eden," visually a person would be more drawn to the Eden book. It's just lovelier in color; although the artistry in "The Frightening Philippi Jail" is great, too.

I would highly encourage Sunday school classes or story time readers to consider these books. They are very captivating for young and older kids alike.

Disclaimer: I received this book in order to write an honest review. All opinions are my own although they may differ from others' opinions. Some links are affiliate links with Amazon Smile which will help support my choice of charitable organizations which is Emmaus Biblical Seminary in Haiti which trains Haitians to spread the word of God to their nation.


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