The Prisoners, the Earthquake, and the Midnight Song Storybook ebook

A true story about how God uses people to save people

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Bible storybook that teaches young children about Jesus’ ongoing power to save and how they can tell their friends about Jesus.

Part of the Tales that Tell the Truth series.

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Description

Based on Acts 16, this is a fun and compelling retelling of how a Philippian jailer and his family learned the wonderful truth about Jesus Christ.

Jesus’ ongoing power to save through the spreading of the gospel and through the presence of the Holy Spirit is imaginatively and powerfully brought to life by Bob Hartman.

Bob is a compelling storyteller and author of the Lion Storyteller Bible, which has sold over 130,000 copies in the UK and has been translated into 11 languages, and of YouVersion's Bible App for Kids.

Children will discover...
• Jesus’ ongoing power to save through the proclamation of the gospel and through the presence of the Holy Spirit.
• The powerful witness of Paul and Silas, who sung while they were held captive and refused to break free when an earthquake destroyed the prison they were trapped in.
• How they can tell others the good news of Jesus Christ.
• How to imagine the sights and sounds of a Bible story.

Ideal for children aged 3-6.

Accompanying coloring and activity book available.

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Contents

  • The prisoners, the earthquake and the midnight song

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Specification

Age range: 3 - 6
Contributors Bob Hartman, Catalina Echeverri
ISBN 9781784987381
Format eBook
Case quantity 50
Language English
Pages 32
Publisher The Good Book Company
Endorsements

Dan DeWitt

Associate Professor of Apologetics & Applied Theology, Cedarville University; author, The Friend Who Forgives; Life in the Wild; Sunny Side Up

The Good Book Company has done it again! They take memorable Bible stories and bring them to life for young and old readers alike. And they do it so well! Grab this book to teach your kids or grandkids about a song that has reverberated from a Philippi prison through the pages of history.

Barbara Reaoch

Author, A Jesus Christmas

Want to fill your young child’s heart with biblical truth? Enter into the sights and sounds on each page of Bob Hartman’s engaging book!

Paul Kerensa

Comedian, editor and writer

A brilliant book by a brilliant storyteller. This book is a must-have on your bookshelf, or better still, off it.

Independent reviews

The Prisoners, the Earthquake, and the Midnight Song demonstrates the beauty of the Gospel to reach dark places.

Josh Olds, Life Is Story, June 24th 2020

Teach children about Jesus’ ongoing power to save through the proclamation of the gospel and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Based on Acts 16, this is a fun and compelling retelling of how a Philippian jailer and his family learned the wonderful truth about Jesus Christ. The ascended Jesus’ ongoing power to save, and the unstoppable spread of the gospel, are imaginatively and powerfully brought to life by Bob Hartman.... continue reading

The nighttime illustrations and the exciting narrative are the perfect combination to keep your kids captivated.

Aaron Lee, Musicgoon, June 2nd 2020

The Prisoners, the Earthquake, and the Midnight Song tells the true story about how God uses people to save people. Written by Bob Hartman & illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, this children’s book is a beautiful way to teach children about Jesus’ ongoing power to save through the proclamation of the gospel and through the presence of the Holy Spirit.... continue reading

 

This story is striking and powerful

Théa Rosenburg, Little Book, Big Story, August 28th 2020

Bob Hartman draws readers into it through sound—the sound of singing, of an earthquake, of the jailer drawing his sword—which makes this book fun to read aloud but also invites young readers into the scene. Hartman doesn’t just tell the story but creates an experience around it, vivid and animate and accessible, and filled with memorable characters.... continue reading

Customer reviews


10/04/2022

“We love these books, but have to reword this one.”

(Review written for 'The Prisoners, the Earthquake, and the Midnight Song Storybook')

We own almost all of the tales that tell the truth books and our 4 year old loves them. I was surprised at the language of suicide in this one and thought it was unnecessary. I agree, the jailers fear for his life is important but it could have been conveyed just as truthfully without the line “so he takes his sword to take his own life”. In most shops this is marketed to 3-6 year olds which I think is far too young for that kind of content.


24/03/2022

“Great Resource”

(Review written for 'The Prisoners, the Earthquake, and the Midnight Song Storybook')

This is part of the Tales That Tell the Truth Series from The Good Book Company. It’s a beautiful story and speaks a wonderful message of sharing the Gospel in all circumstances. The original version of this book came out in picture book format in 2020. They have now revised it into a board book version.

The board book version has identical illustrations and wording as the original version but very shortened and simplified. I know the 2020 version had quite a few critics warning of the suicidal thoughts displayed from the jailer. This revised version does not go that far. It simply indicates he is crying and will be in big trouble if his prisoners escape.

The story is extremely short but is meant for toddler age kids whose attentions spans can only handle a couple minutes at a time. It’s also quite engaging with its questions throughout the story and encouraging singing from the reader.

The book is beautifully illustrated and teaches a great message of believing in Jesus.

I received a copy of this book from The Good Book Company in exchange for an honest review.

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The Prisoners, the Earthquake, and the Midnight Song Storybook (ebook) | Bob Hartman, Catalina Echeverri | $8.99