The Newbies: Bible Alphabet A-Z written by Barbara Denise Hendricks
About the author:
Barbara Denise Hendricks is a writer and owner of Broader Horizons Childcare and Development, Inc. She resides in Chicago, Illinois. She is a mother of four, a grandmother of 14, and a godmother of one. Children inspired her book.
“Education doesn’t have to be one dimensional,” Hendricks said. “I love teaching children and know it’s possible to teach them multiple things at once, even spiritual information.”
Hendricks has more than 24 years of childcare experience. Now, she wants to reach more people in an increasingly globally minded world. Her bilingual and nondenominational book is a step towards doing that.
“I hope to reach as many children as possible. I want to reach all communities, religions, and all races,” Hendricks said. “Education and morality don’t have to always be separated. The two can be woven together.”
About the book:
The Newbies: Bible Alphabets A-Z, is a children’s book that creatively blends traditional education with spiritual growth, teaching children their Spanish and English alphabets while familiarizing them with Bible scripture.
Spark and Pook Review:
I enjoyed reading this alphabet book to my preschool age daughter. It provides lots of opportunity for discussion. This is not a traditional children’s book with a storyline that builds as you read each page. Instead, I see this book as more of a reference to scripture that families can come back to repeatedly as a jumping off point for further discussion on the listed topics (such as Jesus, commandments, praise).
My husband and I are trying to raise my daughter to be bilingual, so I was also excited about that aspect of this book. It’s laid out so that you first read the English word and scripture. Then on the facing page, you get the Spanish translation of that word and scripture.
The illustratons are a mix of photographs and colored sketches each attempting to convey some of the significance behind the word of scripture chosen for the alphabet letters.
Spark and Pook both give this a thumbs-up. We think you’ll enjoy it too as a resource for alphabet and biblical instruction. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a free copy and have this as a resource in your home or to give to someone you think would enjoy it.
Please note: I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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