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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Good News to Tell by Florence Taylor

Good News to Tell was written by Florence Taylor and illustrated by John Lear. It was printed by Westminster Press and was published in 1959. It is an easy reader and has 50 pages.

This story is about Mark, who wrote one of the books of the Bible. This is from his viewpoint of when he was a child to when he was a young adult. It also has a chapter about when he was starting to write his book about Jesus.

The important people in Mark’s life were Peter, John, Stephen, Paul and Barnabus. Learning about the important people in Mark’s life and the way he felt about them was a great way to experience his encounters with these people.

There are poems and verses on the inside covers. The verses to think and learn are John 13:35, 1 John 4:7 and 3:2, Philippians 2:13.

The illustrations have been realistically drawn. The pictures are done in dark and bright colors and also in black and white. The people that have been drawn are people that I would have enjoyed learning about God from.

This book is good for younger children if it is read in chapters and not all at once. The first time it is read it should be with an adult if there are any questions.

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