A Light for My Path (a Review)

A Light for My Path: An ABC Book Based on Psalm 119 (a review) on Vicki-Arnold.comAbout A Light for My Path

A Light for My Path: An ABC Book Based on Psalm 119 was written by Davis Carman and illustrated by Alice Ratterree. It’s purpose is to help your child fall in love with the Word of God while learning their ABC’s. The book introduces the 26 letters of the English alphabet and 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

Each letter of the English alphabet has a plant or animal and an attribute of God’s word associated with it. The Hebrew letters are introduced with the text of Psalm 119. The New International Version is used for Psalm 119’s text.

This 80 page picture book is published by Apologia. The book is a soft-cover book and is filled with pictures. The book contains an introduction that explains the fourfold purpose of the book.

The book retails for $14 and you can purchase directly through Apologia. You can connect with Davis Carman and the Apologia team on their website, Facebook, and Pinterest. I received a copy of this book so I could provide you with my review.

My Review of A Light for My Path

I love this book. The end.

Oh, I guess that’s not really a review, is it?

I love the illustrations, they are so sweet. I appreciate the vision and heart behind the book.

I love the repetition of the phrase “God’s Word, Law, Statutes, Decrees, Commands, and Precepts are..” I love how it reinforces the beauty, grace, and truth of God’s Word. The attributes chosen for each plant or animal seem to match perfectly, blessings and butterflys, for example.

I appreciate that the book doesn’t solely focus on the uppercase letters. Both letter cases are presented on the same page for your child to learn and become familiar with. I love that each letter has it’s own two page spread.

I also love that Psalm 119 is included in the book, each part of the acrostic broken up with the Hebrew letter headings…just like the Word of God. The only thing I would change about the book is the Bible version used. We prefer the King James Version. However, this is doesn’t take away from the majority of the book, since the focus is mostly on the letters and relating it to God’s Word.

The cost may seem a little high, but when you consider this is more than a “simple” quick read, it’s worth the cost.

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