Deepak Reju is a pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He is also the author of a new children’s book titled Great Kings of the Bible: How Jesus is greater than Saul, David and Solomon. As the title indicates, the book is a condensed biography of the first three kings of Israel. The narrative highlights key events in each of these kings’s lives and includes illustrations of the stories. Two things I like most about this book:
1. It’s a great way to engage young readers in the biblical storyline. Anything with battles and swords and kings and armies is bound to capture the attention of a children—especially boys.
2. It is Christ-centered. The point of the book is not to tell stories for stories’s sake. Rather, the point of the book is to set the lives of these three kings within the larger story of scripture—a story whose apex is found in Israel’s final and greatest King, Jesus.
So if you have children or serve in a church with a children’s ministry, I recommend this book to you. It’s very well done.