Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Flood of Noah Edited & Compiled by Bodie Hodge and Laura Welch

The Flood of Noah Edited & Compiled by Bodie Hodge and Laura Welch is a new hardcover, fully illustrated mixed media- interactive  book.  From the first page, and throughout, the reader will be impressed by unique, visual features such as flip open pages, inserts, antique styled replicas of small scale books and maps, and a large sized pull out of the ark itself.  Full color illustrations by Bill Looney bring the story of the flood to life.  His detailed art also adds a multicultural element as well in depicting folk lore and world wide flood stories.

This book is presented as a picture book for elementary and middle school readers.  Nevertheless all ages will enjoy this fun fact filled book as well as the special unexpected surprises on each page.  This book is a mix of biblical faith, sociology and science all rolled into one fun volume!

Scientific support for the flood from geological evidence is presented in a simple, visual method.  Flood stories from around the world give a social and archeological perspective.  In fact there are a number of charts to depicts visually the similarities and differences of the flood narratives. The book is presented to allow the readers to investigate the evidence themselves.

Fold out pages open up to give the reader a concept of the scale of the ark. I have never seen a more complete or more enjoyable presentation of Noah's ark.  The quality of this book makes it a book to keep and treasure.  It is a book to read and reread multiple tomes, because once is not enough to absorb the wealth and varied presentation of this book's message.  And at the end, the gospel message is presented - a perfect end to complete the book.  On the last spread, the ark is once again depicted with a red card that instructs the reader to pull. The card slides down and contains the salvation message.  As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Master Books, an Imprint of New Leaf Press for the purpose of writing a review.

Available at NLP view the trailer, download a pdf except, purchase the book


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