“A” is for Adam {Moms of MasterBooks Review & Twitter Party)

“A is for Adam” is a neat new teaching resource by Ken & Mally Ham.  Using each letter of the alphabet, they teach from Genesis beginning with the Beginning and going through Adam and Eve, Cain & Able, the Great Flood and the Tower of Babel.

This 10×10 books is designed to be free-standing with color pictures and an alphabetical storyline on one side….

…and the teaching tools on the other side:

The teacher’s side has the text from the page that the kids see, as well as Biblical references, review questions  and conversation starters.  I’ve found that my kids and I had some pretty neat conversations while reading through this!

In the back of the book are pages for even more in-depth discussions for each of the letters of the alphabet.

Each part of the lesson emphasizes why man couldn’t have come from animals.

A few critical things I do need to mention – there were a few typos on the teacher’s side (typos bother me, sorry).  Also, the Mommy part of me cringed at the (very small amount) of blood on two of the pages – one where they talked about the sin offering, and the other, of course, being on the Cain and Abel page.  I know that it needs to be there, and we need to teach it….but it still bothers me.  (I’m teaching to a 6-yr-old and an almost-3-year-old and part of me wants to shelter them from that still).

Those things aside, I love how bright and colorful the pictures are, and I love that we’re given another way to teach Biblical truths.   There is a section on the teaching pages where you give the kids words to repeat back to you.  It made my heart smile to hear my littlest one saying “I am special.  People are special.  God made us special.”  That is something that I want them to know and remember always and forever, and this was a nice little reminder that I need to affirm this with them regularly.

This book is published by New Leaf Publishing Group and MasterBooks and can be purchased on their website for $16.99.  (It is also available on Amazon.com).

You can also be eligible to win a copy by participating in our Twitter party – here are the details:

Tuesday, December 13

3-3:30 Eastern (starts at 2PM CST/1 Pm MST/12 noon PST)

Use hashtag #teachthetruth (#tttrollcall to let us know you joined)

Up to 5 chances to win one copy of A is for Adam

And something NEW ~ each winner will be asked to choose a book from the NLPG library that NLPG will donate to the Maple Street Book Stores in New Orleans. {WOW!}

REMEMBER: For each question asked during the party, a link will be provided.  Follow that link, and you will find the answer in the post.

Please follow @MasterBooks4u and these Moms of MasterBooks Reviewers (if you check out their sites ahead of time you’ll have a jump start on the answers to the questions at the party).

Answers in Genesis is our featured vendor. They will offer A is for Adam at 25% off with this code: A4ADM. The code will be good from the start of the party through 12/16.

If you have never participated in a Twitter party before, or if you are looking for helpful hints, please check out my Twitter Party Tutorial

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from New Leaf Publishing Group as part of the Moms of MasterBooks team in exchange for an honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.