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The Story of Water

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The Story of Water by Caroline Saunders is a book written for children that teaches them about important Bible Stories that involved water—from Creation on.  I had not thought of grouping the Bible Stories together the way the Author did to teach kids about God and water often played a part in some of the Bible Stories and thought that was creative.  I love the pictures in the book and the discussion questions that are at the end of the book.  It would be a good book to make a Sunday School series and to read to any child.  Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read this book.  My review is also on Goodreads.
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I have to admit I didn't pay much attention when I got this book as my first initial idea was the story of water, which was more an environmental type read. It wasn't until I opened the first page that I realised it was more of a Christian-based picture book when the first page stated that God created Water. As a Christian, I enjoyed reading this book as it takes us through the many miracles of the bible and events that take place in and around water. We have the story of Noah's Ark, Moses leading his people out of Egypt with the oceans parting to the wandering in the desert and the people getting thirsty and God making the water appear from the stone. At Jesus's baptism, then when he walked on water and then told his men to stay calm during the storms. Where there is water, there is life, and this book ended by reminding readers of the bible verse in Revelations 22v17 which reads "Let the one who is thirsty come. Let the one who desires take the water of life freely". Then it has references to the bible stories touched on in the book and where you can read more about them in the bible e.g. Noah and the Ark in Genesis 6-8 and finally some reflection questions and great ones to start family discussions about obeying God, doing God's will and praying to him.
This book is the perfect read for children aged 5-12 years old as can be looked at in different depths.
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Great Illustrations

This book will capture the attention of your little ones as they look at the illustrations while you read. They will learn more about how God created the earth, people and animals. They will learn about God’s promises and who Jesus is. I look forward to reading this book to my grandchildren someday. I will be looking for more books by this author as well as this illustrator.
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I received this ARC in exchange for my honest review. 

Wonderful illustrations and nice story. Doesn't exactly line up with my specific beliefs but good for Christians!
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I loved the idea being this book - the Story of Water is a children’s book about the different things that God created.

The book is only really an introduction but my five year old daughter, who attends a Catholic school, thought that it was excellent and she really enjoyed it.

The illustrations really suited the story too and she was engaged from start to finish.  The main focus being the water and the different biblical stories that centre around it.

The book was easy to read and follow – it is 5 stars from me for this one, very highly recommended and one my daughter really enjoyed
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A picture book that recounts the big picture of God’s story of salvation from Genesis to Jesus’ resurrection and the Holy Spirit’s coming by focusing on the water stories and metaphors.

I’ve seen big picture surveys of God’s story done with other themes, but never one that focused on the water stories and metaphors. It was an interesting approach that worked. The book does attempt to break down what Jesus meant when he talked about living water with the woman at the well, but adult readers may need to be prepared to talk that over more with kids. (There’s a discussion guide in the back for parents to help.) I liked that the Scripture references that went with the Bible stories were cleverly hidden in the illustrations, but easy enough to find if you want them. The illustration style is attractive, though some pages felt a little busy and may have been better a little bit more spread out. Still a useful picture book to talk with kids about God’s overarching plan. Recommended for Christian families and schools.

I received an ARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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I really appreciate the way this book reveals the gospel story through the angle of water.  Alongside the other gospel centered books we own, I think this is a great resource.  I love that it shows a child how to trace a theme throughout the whole of scripture.  If this was the only Christian book I had for my child, I think it may be a little bit harder for my child to understand that Jesus is the true hero here, but in a theologically robust library, it is a great fit.  the illustrations are lovely and the people pictured are diverse!  

Thank you to NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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The Story of Water by Caroline Saunders is such a treat! Take your children on a journey of how God uses water throughout the Bible with beautiful illustrations to illuminate these truths. From Genesis to Revelations, Caroline shows us how God uses water the rescue and redemption of His people. Each story (such as Noah’s Ark, the woman at the well, and Jesus’ baptism) is told in a way kids can understand and grasp. 

I loved how at the end of the book, there was a recap of each story and discussion questions to go over together. I would recommend this book for toddlers to about age 8. Be encouraged and refreshed as you are reminded of God’s amazing plan for rescue and refreshment through the Living Water. 

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I like that it's a different premise for a story! However, in places, there is Biblical inaccuracy, and a couple of parts are a bit confusing, especially for kids.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the advance e-copy. The opinions expressed are all my own.
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The illustrations are STUNNING and very well done. The writing itself was a bit of a let down.... The Story of Water very briefly covers the most well-known water-related stories kids learn in Sunday School but doesn't offer much more than that. (Noah and the flood, the disciples on the Sea of Galilee when the storm is stilled, Jesus offering Living Water at the well, etc.)
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The Story of Water traces God's story from creation, through the fall, through redemption, and all the way to the consummation of His promises. The story of the whole bible is told through water. 
Caroline Saunders has a beautiful gift of writing and making something big seem understandable and tangible. 
This book would be a wonderful gift for any family and a great addition to home libraries. 

I received a dARC of The Story of Water by Caroline Saunders from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my review.
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The Story of Water is a children’s book about the God created the Earth, humans, etc. Told through illustrations that will for sure engage young readers. The main focus being the water.

This was an easy read book and it was okay. I found the illustrations to be the best part about this book. A quick introduction to the bible and some of the events that are happening in it. Not a big fan, but not a waste of time either.
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Thank you, B&H Publishing Group, for the advance reading copy.

The book is a treat to the eyes!

One of those picture storybooks which you will feel like you are watching an amazing dreamlike clear and colourful short animation show!

The illustrations are amazing. Kudos to the artist and the author!

Parts of both the Old and the New Testaments, the book highlights some of the most known Bible stories related to water.

Go for it!
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An interesting concept. The illustrations that were available for me to view where captivating and pertinent. In children's books, I tend to like more more of a story vibe but the theme of water throughout scripture was a great idea to explore.
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