Wednesday, April 22, 2020

30 Prophecies: One Story

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

I love reading and learning about Biblical prophecy, especially because some of it is being fulfilled even today. That's why I was super excited to be given the opportunity to review 30 Prophecies: One Story, How God's Word Points to Jesus by Christian Focus.
30 Prophecies: One Story is a beautifully illustrated, 93 page, hard cover book that covers thirty Old Testament prophecies about Jesus and how and when they were fulfilled. The book includes ten key memory verses about Messianic prophecy and eleven character profiles on the prophets featured in the book.
I am very impressed by this book. It's a great tool to use with your children to introduce the concept of Biblical prophecy. The book is written in a very easy to understand narrative. Each prophecy is broken down into 7 sections. I'll describe each one below.

Prophet and Date: This section names the prophet giving the prophecy and the approximate date it was given.

Prophecy Made: This section includes the scripture from the Old Testament containing the prophecy.

Then and There: This section is a commentary on the scripture and the circumstances surrounding the prophecy. It explains what the prophecy originally meant to the prophet because the prophet didn't always realize he was giving a prophecy at the time.

Prophecy Fulfilled: This section has the New Testament scripture containing the prophecy fulfillment.

Scarlet Thread: This section weaves together the prophecy with God's story - the gospel. It explains the prophecy fulfillment further and brings it all together in an understandable way.

Application: This section has questions and commentary on what the prophecy means for us. It shows you that even prophecies from long ago can be applicable to our lives today.

Prayer: This a short prayer you can pray in response to what you've read.
We love this book. I read a prophecy aloud during our Bible Time in the morning. It's very interesting to learn about how the Old Testament really does point to Jesus. I have learned about most of these  prophecies before, but this book really helps to explain them and their fulfillment. Even though it's written for children, adults can glean so much from it, too! I've had several "aha" moments when  reading this to my children. My favorite section is the Scarlet Thread. It really ties everything together nicely, helping me to visualize the connections between the Old Testament prophecy and the New Testament fulfillment. I highly recommend this as a family devotion! It is a great way to get the whole family involved in learning about Biblical prophecy.
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