Monday, June 3, 2013

Book Review - Sammy Experiences God



Do you want your children to Experience God? Not only is Sammy's adventure a fun book to read, but it is written specifically to help introduce children to the principles of Experiencing God at their own level.

Once you've read the story together, go back over it again and look for these fun bonus features:
    Bible Stories to Explore
    Conversation Starters
    Find the Frogs
    Decode the Secret Message
    Discover the Looking for God Feature

God doesn't want our kids to experience Him just in their heads, but in their hearts and lives as well.  It is our prayer that this book will help them understand God's ways and His will in their lives.


This is a precious children's book about helping our children understand what it is to have God in their life.

Little Sammy loves the stories of the Bible and how the people of the Bible have personal experiences with God. He decides he wants to have a personal experience of his own so, remembering the stories he's heard his dad read to him, he goes on several adventures to try and have a one-on-one with God. 

There are "Looking for God" boxes that highlight something important we should discuss with our child. Plus there are also different layers of learning throughout the book from putting together the different colored text to get a special message, to finding and counting all the frogs in the book (there are A LOT of frogs!)  I really liked this about the book because it wasn't just about reading the book.  

I'm really into illustrations and the illustrations in this book are wonderful! They are detailed and colorful and really will capture your child's attention.  Here are some pictures from inside the book:

A very touching part of the book to me was that the grandfather's name is Henry in the book. I thought this was wonderful since Henry Blackaby is the author of the wonderful Bible study called "Experiencing God" from which this book is based. The illustration even looks somewhat like Henry! 

This is a wonderful book! It will definitely become one of your child's favorite books. It will help them to understand what it is to have a personal relationship with God while enjoying an amazing story and beautiful illustrations! 

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Shelton Interactive

God bless you - Julie


  1. Thank you for reviewing this I was looking for something for my son and I am going to check this out.

  2. you were right that grandpa Henry is based on my father, but you might also like to know that the 10yr old Sammy is also based on a black-and-white photo of Henry Blackaby at 10yrs old and some of the interior pictures are based on his family cabin at a lake where he grew up. Thanks for your kind words and may God bless you as you continue to seek and serve Him. Tom Blackaby


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