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What makes a hero? An act of kindness? Unconditional love? Sacrifice?
I think it’s different for everyone and heroes aren’t always the people we expect. They don’t fly around in capes or wear their underwear outside of their pants. Heroes are the everyday people our Creator uses to do extraordinary things.
Moses was an illiterate murder…who was used to lead the Israelites out of captivity.
David was a polygamist and an adulterer…whose line was used to bring forth the Messiah.
Noah wasn’t sinless, but the Bible tells us he “walked with Elohim” and was thus used to help the world begin anew.
Daniel was a stubborn captive who wouldn’t bow to anyone but YHWH. He was used to set an example for others as well as to bring forth prophecies.
These Biblical heroes weren’t sinless. They messed up, failed, made mistakes, and needed to be forgiven. But the one thing they had in common was that they trusted YHWH. They walked with Him and obeyed Him, even when things got tough.
Noah looked like a fool for building that big boat…but he did it anyway.
Daniel knew his refusal to bow would mean death row…but he did it anyway.
David was laughed at for his willingness to face a giant alone…but he did it anyway.
Moses knew going back to Egypt after committing murder could have meant his own death…but he did it anyway.
Each of these men was a hero because they did what their Creator told them to do. They loved Elohim and it was that love that led them to obey.
“For this is the love of Elohim, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.” 1 John 5:3
My Story: Noah and Daniel
As heroes are the theme of the day, I have some great resources about heroes to share with you this month from Tommy Nelson!
My Story: Noah and My Story: Daniel are lively, interactive Bible stories that are retold by the main characters themselves. Each page is splashed with bright colors and large bold print, perfect for keeping young minds interested. The books also include a fun sticker journal so kids can retell the stories on their own. They will be having so much fun reenacting the tales, they won’t even realize they are engaging in reading comprehension!
My Story: Noah and My Story: Daniel are great for all kids ages 3 and up, but I personally feel they would be particularly great for boys. Don’t get me wrong, as soon as my daughter saw these books she was ready to dive in and start sticking the stickers all over the place! Girls will love these books too, but I think they would make great gifts for boys simply because they are about boys! That’s just one blogger’s opinion, of course. Just because I have a couple of boys in mind who I know will LOVE these books, doesn’t mean those of you with girls can’t get them too. Bottom line: these stories are special and unique, designed in a way that will get young minds excited about their favorite Bible heroes. I highly recommend them for the boys (and girls) in your life.
Also check out the other books on this series, My Story: Joseph and My Story: David.
Time for another Tommy Nelson Mommy giveaway! Enter for your chance to win both of these awesome Bible hero stories!
Enter via the Rafflecopter now through Monday, March 31st . One random winner will be chosen and announced in my April newsletter (so be sure to sign up in the sidebar widget if you haven’t already).
Who is your child’s favorite Bible hero and why ? I love hearing from you! Until then, happy reading!
Yours in Messiah Yeshua,
And the winners are…
Laura P., you won a copy of the Precious Moments Little Book of Bedtime!
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I received copies of My Story: Noah and My Story: Daniel through the Tommy Nelson Mommy Program. I was not asked to write a positive review. All views and opinions are solely and completely my own. I received no compensation other than print copies of the books featured in this post, which are mine to keep or gift as I so choose. This post also contains affiliate links. To learn more, please read my full policy.
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