Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Book Review: Rumble! Zap! Pow! Mighty Stories of God

I received the book Rumble! Zap! Pow! Mighty Stories of God and was anxious to begin reading it to my kids. My goal for this review was not to review it for myself, but from my kids perspective. That did not quit work out. The reason being is this: they really liked the book, but I felt it lacking in many areas.

For the reasons they liked it: it was filled with short, colorful stories with cool actions/games to do at the end. But that is where anything of value ends for me with this book. I found the watered down version of Bible stories to be more harmful than helpful. I am afraid we lose many of our children later in life because we make the Bible so kid friendly and cartoon like that once they get older it just seems like another fairy tale they grew up with. So, it is my opinion that this book, though tries and has the right intent, actually might hurts your children in the long run and cause them to doubt the truth and reliability of the Word of God later in life when the actual Bible does not line up completely with the stories they were taught as kids.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. An excellent reason for being careful about what children read -- and what we do teach them. It's easy to overlook the fact that they retain this forever and will be comparing what we've taught them with what they learn in the public arena. We need to build firm foundations on truth, not catch their eye with cartoons that do not depict truth.

  2. The name alone scares me to pieces... In fact, I would go as far as to say that a large percentage of VBS efforts at churches are WIZ, BANG, RUMBLE, ZAP, POW, and not a lot of preaching and teaching Christ...