I received four books from CBH Ministries to review for the TOS crew. I had never heard of this company but our family has come to really enjoy this Seasons of Faith Series.
These books were made to encourage children to learn about their faith in God. The books are based on the radio scripts that have been heard on the CBH Ministries for years. You can find Down Gilead Lane, Keys for Kids, Story Time, and other CBH programs that play on your local radio by visiting their website at CBHministries.org. There are also free devotions that you can use for your children available on the website. We printed off a few of these and the kids really enjoyed them also.
The company states that the books are geared toward helping children through all of the seasons of life. The following explanations of the seasons of life are taken from their website.
Spring: This is a time when people experience new life in Christ. Faith develops and Christians begin to share the Salvation message with others.
In Race with midnight, you will find Becky who is visiting her cousin Sarah, Uncle Carl and Aunt Millie. This story follows Becky as she helps her family learn about Jesus.
You Can’t Come in is the book that is used to describe the summer season of life. In this book, Adam and Zach become friends and have a great time playing together. It tells about two young boys who get into typical trouble but in the end Adam helps Zach and his family learn about God.
Autumn: Times of struggle and temptation, peer pressure, making mistakes, and scary transitions happen during this season. Even though it might seem like nothing good can come from this time, God has promised us He will be there. He will teach us how to forgive and then grow in grace.
Seventy Times Seven is the story of a boy named Brad who learns that forgiving is important. He gets frustrated with his friend, Doug. He hits a baseball through a sign and has to pay for the damage.
Winter: This season is the most difficult. Deep struggles, mourning, trying to make it through difficult times, or the death of a loved one can pull us away from God. He teaches us to lean on Him for comfort and peace.
Braving the Storm is about Thomas, who is going through a difficult time in his life. He learns that God is always there, even when you can’t see him. Thomas learns that he needs to grow in his faith and lean on Jesus.
Each of the books are available for $10 each and come with a CD included of an audio version of the book. This is great for allowing kids to listen to the story and looking at the pictures. It helps Mom get a much needed rest after reading all of the other books during the day.
At the end of each book is salvation message printed. This is also read on the audio version of each book. There are several scriptures also at the end. . I really like the discussion questions that are available and are a great way to start conversation about this very important topic. You can purchase each of these books from CBH Ministries for $10. Also, if you order between March 17-April 15, 2010, when you purchase the complete Seasons of Faith book set, you can get free standard shipping if you use the following code during checkout: FREESHIPAPR15.
After we read the books we went to the website and looked around for awhile. Griffin found a section titled Greatest Gift and wanted to see what it was. We found a beautiful explanation of how to ask Jesus into your heart. Griffin said he wanted to do this and after watching the video and talking about it, he repeated the amazing confirmation that he believes Jesus is his savior and wants him in his life. This was an extremely exciting time for me. Praise God!!
To read more reviews on these great books, please visit the TOS Homeschool Crew blog.
** Please note that I received copies of these four books for free in exchange for my honest opinion in this review. No other compensation was provided.
Thank you CBH Ministries and TOS for this opportunity.