Book Review: 5 Minute Bible by Stephen Elkins

5 Minute Bible: 100 Stories and 100 Songs by Stephen Elkins

Published September 5th, 2017 by Thomas Nelson

Genres Children’s, Christian

Pages 208


From Moses’ encounter with the burning bush and Jonah’s trip to Nineveh to Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son and the last supper, 5 Minute Bible: 100 Stories and Songs will make an eternal difference by revealing God’s amazing love. With biblical truths and life-action applications, your child will take these biblical teachings to heart, and the adorable illustrations and song lyrics will help make these five minutes the best part of the day.


This is a great book, with over 100 stories and songs that go along with each story. Many of the songs I was familiar with and are popular Children in Worship and Sunday School songs. The book is marketed towards children between 4-8, which I think is a good are group because of the way the book is designed. Each page has a theme, such as Creation, which includes a passage from the Bible, a brief story about that Biblical passage, an illustration, a song and a short phrase about the topic. The illustrations are vibrant and colorful and I like the way each little themed chapter is set up. I think this book would be great for both personal use but also would work really well in a group setting such as Children in Worship or Sunday School.

Thank you to the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for sending me a review copy of this book.


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