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Jesus Moments: Moses

Finding Jesus in the Story of Moses

By Alison Mitchell, illustrated by Noah Warnes
from 16 reviews

Help 4-7s learn how events in the life of Moses point to Jesus with this beautifully illustrated Old Testament Bible story

Part of the Jesus Moments series.

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Help 4-7s learn how Moses points to Jesus with this beautifully illustrated Old Testament storybook from Alison Mitchell, the award-winning author of Jesus and the Lions’ Den and The One O’Clock Miracle.

Moments in Moses’ story when something in the story is a little bit like Jesus are signposted with symbols that children need to spot, helping them to understand the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.

This fun, interactive resource will give children skills to read the Bible as they connect the stories and learn that the whole Bible is about Jesus. Great for parents or grandparents to give children aged 4-7. Can also be used as a homeschool resource, or for children’s ministry in church.

This is the second book in a series called Jesus Moments, which looks at how Old Testament characters point to Jesus.

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Contents

  • The Story of Moses

    Notes for Parents

Specification

Age range: 4+
Contributors Alison Mitchell, Noah Warnes
ISBN 9781784989828
Format Hardback
First published July 2024
Dimensions 8.5" x 10.6" x 0.4"
Weight 14.99 oz
Language English
Pages 32
Publisher The Good Book Company
Endorsements

Danika Cooley

Author of Bible Road Trip and Bible Investigators: Creation; blogger at ThinkingKidsPress.com

We want our kids to see that the Old Testament points to Christ. In her marvelous Jesus Moments series, Alison Mitchell helps children seek-and-find the Old Testament connection to Jesus in fun ways they'll be sure to remember!

Bob Hartman

Author, Rhyming Bible and The Lion Storytelling Bible

What a clever series! By using symbols that children must find and explore, these books draw out significant links between Old Testament characters and Jesus. Perfect for parents and teachers who want to help their children understand God’s Big Story.

Christopher Ash

Writer in Residence, Tyndale House, Cambridge.

Jesus showed his followers in all the Old Testament “the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27). The Old Testament comes into clear focus when we begin to see these wonderful things. Alison Mitchell draws children into this rich true way of reading the Old Testament. The books are fresh, lively, attractive, intriguing, and thought-provoking. Warmly recommended.

Customer reviews


July 15, 2024

“Really good "telling" of Moses' story”

This is a beautifully written (a great read-aloud book) storybook about Moses and the Israelites. It begins after they have crossed the Red Sea and the army of Pharaoh has been destroyed. The book covers with some emphasis and detail (though not gory) the 40-year period of wandering. Most young children's storybooks don't give this much information. Also, as a "Jesus Moments....Finding Jesus In the Story...." book, the deeper theological connections between Old Testament and New Testament (Moses and Jesus) are made in a very understandable methodology for young readers and listeners.

Given the increased detail in the story, very young listeners in the four to six year range may lose interest or miss the connections.

I absolutely love this book as well as the other Jesus Moments book, "David," that I previously reviewed. The concept of presenting where Jesus or the promises of Jesus are found in the Old Testament is fairly new for the age bracket audience of picture books.

In "Finding Jesus in the Story of Moses" we see several incidents that occurred during the 40-year wilderness journey. In each of these there is the opportunity to look for "bulrushes" which indicate that there is a "Jesus Moment" to look for on that page. This engages the child and produces involvement and opportunity to teach further details.

I love the illustrations and the readability of the story itself. The grumbling of the Israelites is really captured and God's disapproval and His patience shown.

I highly recommend this series for your age 5 to 10 year olds.

I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.


July 6, 2024

“A wonderful resource for helping children connect the OT to Jesus!”

So happy to see another addition to this series! Teaching children that the whole panoply of Scripture culminates in Jesus Christ is essential and yet sadly lacking in many resources. The fact that this book uses an engaging way to get this point across is that much more fun for kids.

This book looks at the life of Moses, particularly from after crossing the Red Sea. Then the last pages go back and explain the “Jesus moments” in more detail. I do wish the book would’ve been a tad longer and cover a few more details of Moses’ life, but given the scope of the book, I understand why it wasn’t. I also wish more Scripture references were included. They are included on the last page, but throughout the pages would be ideal. As with the book on David, I found a free downloadable bookmark on The Good Book’s website that includes this and I think this should be a page in the book. It’s exactly what I thought was missing. I’ll be printing a copy of this and adding it to our book, but I hope in any future books for this series that it’s included in the actual book as well.

The illustrations are bold and don’t shy away from the story while maintaining appropriateness for children. The text is bigger and easy to read for any independent reader. There’s also a matching worksheet on the website for children to complete while reading or after reading the book. You match the Moses moment to the Jesus moment and then use the space at the bottom to explain how Moses’ story looks a bit like Jesus’ in each scene. The homeschool mom in me loves this kind of stuff. What a great way to practice recall and writing competency.


July 2, 2024

“Love how it connects the OT and NT”

I love this concept because it shows how the Bible, both the Old Testament and New Testament all point to Jesus and His redemptive and complete work on the cross.

Bulrushes are hidden in the illustrations to note a "Jesus moment."

The beginning and the end of the book read more like a lesson vs a storybook. The book includes key points after the crossing of the Red Sea to the story of the bronze snake. At the end of the book, the author goes back and reviews how each story points back to Jesus. But The story of Moses seems rushed almost told in bullet points and only truly takes time to develop the golden calf story. The illustrations are not my favorite.


July 1, 2024

“Cleverly done!”

Our children have enjoyed this one. My eldest (age 7) regularly can be found reading it to himself and my middle child (age 4) enjoys spotting the Jesus moments!

I love the idea behind this series - helping our children see how the whole Bible points us to Christ, and this one is cleverly done.

Thank you TGBC for generously providing this copy in exchange for my honest review.


June 28, 2024

“Unique Bible Story Retelling”

This unique Old Testament storybook shares snapshots from Moses's life. At the beginning of the book, the author explains that if you look closely, you can see parallels to Jesus in different Old Testament stories. She encourages kids to look for hidden bulrushes in illustrations, because these each signal a "Jesus moment." This seek-and-find detail appears on four pages, and the target audience of elementary-aged kids will enjoy this added element.

Throughout this book, Allison Mitchell describes some of Moses's experiences leading the Israelites through the wilderness. Because so many books about Moses start with his birth and end with the Exodus, it's nice that this book takes a different approach, covering other elements from his life. This book also deals with some hard moments related to sin, with the creation of the golden calf and the story of the bronze snake. The book shares a clear message about how God forgives and rescues His people, and pages at the end make connections between aspects of Moses's story and the story of Jesus.

This is the second book in a new series that teaches kids about how Old Testament stories point to Jesus. In some ways, I thought that this was better than the first book in the series, and in other ways, I felt that it fell short. The seek-and-find element is less effective in this book, since the bulrushes blend in as part of the natural scenery, while the crowns in the book about David could appear in more creative ways throughout that book. This book has higher-contrast illustrations than the first, but there are still some more monochrome pages that won't show up as well in a group read-aloud context. Overall, I think that this is a good book, and I would recommend it to Christian families and churches who are looking for a dynamic, gospel-centered book that covers less acknowledged aspects of Moses's story.

I received a free copy from the publisher, and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.


June 28, 2024

“Great Addition!”

**Review**

This bright and engaging book is a wonderful addition to our collection. It always highlights God's plan through fun, interactive elements that keep children captivated. The hardcover format adds durability, making it perfect for young readers. We are thoroughly enjoying this series and highly recommend it for parents, grandparents, homeschoolers, and children's ministry.


June 25, 2024

“Solid truth made digestible for littles”

I love this book and how it shows kids how God has always had a plan and how he left us evidence us it all through His word. Plus the hidden symbols make the book feel like a treasure hunt for kids!


June 22, 2024

“Our Great Rescuer!”

If you look carefully, you can spot “Jesus moments,” throughout the Old Testament. “These are moments when someone or something in the story is a little bit like Jesus.” The beginning of the book instructs kids to keep an eye out for hidden bulrushes, because when you see one, then you know you’ve spotted a Jesus moment.

This is the second book in the Jesus Moments series, and there are some things I really enjoyed about this one, even more so than the first. The story starts after the Israelites have crossed the Red Sea, and deals with their 40 years in the wilderness. We hear their grumbling, see them worship a calf, experience their fear as Moses’ face shone brightly, and learn about the bronze snake on a pole. Children’s stories don’t usually deal with these parts of Moses’ story. Very often they end at the Red Sea, leaving children to believe the Israelites immediately entered the Promised Land. There are some hard parts in this story that deal with sin, and I appreciate that this book explored those moments, while showing that there were still Jesus moments amidst the grumbling. God was always protecting them; He was always rescuing them. Kids will learn about the character of God, revealing Him to be merciful and forgiving, as well as a promise keeper. Our Great Rescuer! We must love and obey God and turn away from sin and towards the cross.

*I was provided with a copy of this book by The Good Book Company in exchange for my honest review.*


June 21, 2024

“We Love the Jesus Moments Books!”

Our family is loving the Jesus Moments collection of books, and this new addition - Moses - is fantastic!

It’s a fun, interactive book that kept my daughter (age 6) engaged, by visually searching for special bulrushes images as we read to her. Each bulrush marked a “Jesus Moment” in the story. About two thirds of the way through the book, the book asks children if they spotted each of the Jesus Moments, explaining that certain things in the story of Moses and the Israelites time in the wilderness compared to a moment of Jesus’ life on Earth. Each of the moments are then explained in simple terminology and points readers to the salvation message, making this a valuable resource in our home. We loved that it seamlessly and simply tied both the Old and New Testaments together in an entertaining way that was easy for young children to grasp.

This book covers God’s provision of everything we need, how He rescues us and His deep, unfathomable love for us despite our sinning, time and again.

With vibrant, expressive illustrations, this book offers thick, durable pages and a solid hardcover. It comes highly recommended from our family to yours as an interactive book that would be great for any child’s library, but also for children’s ministry programs, in homeschool, or a private school.

* I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary advanced copy of this book from the publisher. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.


June 21, 2024

“Bible study trainer!”

This is a unique series and I’m glad to see more books are being added to it! What an important skill for kids to be able to have at a young age: to see how every page of Scripture points ahead to Jesus Christ. This series allows kids to be exposed to, understand, and exercise that Bible study skill within the pages of a beautifully illustrated and engaging picture book.

Kids will often hear of these “heroes” of the Bible, but how much better if they understand the True Hero of the Bible that all those stories are meant to point to! As our family has read this book, we have had the opportunity to discuss many questions about both the Israelites and Jesus. I highly recommend this book, especially for elementary aged boys!

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