Book Review: A Father's Love by David Miles
Author: David Miles
Reading Level: Leisure
“He was filled with love for his boy and ran to meet him” (22)
ZonderKidz’s Adventure Bible reading series is one of my favorite sets of children’s books. Illustrated by David Miles, I have repeatedly been impressed with the full description of these Biblical stories. Though certainly toned down for children, the stories always are faithful to the Scriptures in their own subdued manner.
In A Father’s Love, Jesus Christ’s parable of the prodigal son is told. A unique story to the gospel of Luke, the prodigal son is a story of being lost and found. Consistent to the Adventure Bible series, the conflict of the prodigal and the proud son is laid out in completion including the jealousy of the older brother. Though toned down, the full depravity of the younger son is put on display. The complete scope of the Biblical account is provided. Once again, parents concerned with the Scriptural integrity will be impressed with the ups and downs depicted in a children’s book.
As a “reader’s book,” A Father’s Love is of the second level with complete sentences and a fairly deep storyline. Our schildren did have a difficult time following the entire story for the first and second reading. Our oldest (3 years old) is usually able to memorize entire books intended for her age but books at this level’s sentence structure is such memorization.
In conclusion, A Father’s Love is a full depiction of the prodigal son. The illustrations are excellent and the story is true. I really cannot be complimentary enough about this little series of children’s reading books.
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