A great "I Can Read" book! "Elijah, God's Mighty Prophet"

Bringing to life one of the most exciting stories from the Old Testament, "Elijah, God's Mighty Prophet" follows the story of Elijah as he confronts the prophets of Baal in a mighty showdown. The people of Israel have turned away from the one true God and, along with their king Ahab, have been following Baal. Elijah proposes a contest between God and Baal to prove who is the real God. Will the Jews return to the God they've forsaken?

My son, who is grade 1, greatly enjoyed reading through this story about Elijah. The pictures are colourful and filled with action, and do an excellent job at bringing the text to life. The story itself is written at level 2 of the "I Can Read" level, which has longer sentences than the prior level, and for the most part my son was able to read the text without assistance. The story flows well, and made for a number of discussion points with my son, who had many questions about how the woman's oil and flour never ran out or why Elijah had the people pour water on his alter to make it extra difficult to
burn. I personally have always loved Elijah and especially this story, and I am so glad to have an engaging book like this one to spark my children's interest in the story in a deeper way than simply reading it from our family Bible.

I, and my children, give this book a solid rating and award it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

A review copy was received from the publisher via the Booklook Bloggers program, for the purposes of this unbiased review.

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