Monday, September 24, 2018

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible brings to life more than 40 Bible stories that help readers understand that God’s Spirit
has been with us since the beginning of time and continues to be with us today. From the glory of creation through the
powerful letters of Paul, God’s Spirit is living in his people. Old and New Testament stories such as Adam and Eve,
Abraham, Joseph, the Baptism of Jesus, and Pentecost come alive with dramatic illustrations by Fernando Juarez and
moving text by Doris Rikkers. With a cover that sparkles and shines with foil, this is a special storybook Bible that will
appeal to both children and parents alike.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
If I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
If I settle on the far side of the sea,
Even there your hand will guide me,
Your right hand will hold me fast.
~ Psalm 139: 7–10
About the author and illustrator:
Doris Wynbeek Rikkers is a freelance writer and editor who has written many bestselling children’s books and Bibles.
Although she loves the ocean, she lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, surrounded by her books, her flower gardens, and
her family and friends.
Spanish artist Fernando Juarez illustrates children’s books and also works as an art supervisor at the Madrid studio Ilion
Animation. The company produces 3D feature films for children. Fernando has three kids himself, and if he has any time
left after work and family, you might catch him playing guitar in a rock band.
First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Doris Wynbeek Rikkers and Fernando Juarez and their publisher for sending me a copy of "The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible is a beautiful book of Bible stories with lovely illustrations.  This book is a great gift for baby showers, birthdays, Christmas or any other occasion you can think of to share the gift of God’s love and power with a child and their parents.

This is a Bible storybook rather than an actual Bible.  So, not all Bible stories are found in these pages.  But the ones that are represented are fast, easy reads with beautiful illustrations.  This is a wonderful gift book.  Great for bedtime stories!