Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"Children's Atlas of God's World" by Craig Froman

ISBN: 9780890517062
Hardback, $18.99
Abut the book: The atlases that line the shelves of libraries and bookstores are filled with both evolutionary thought and secular worldviews. This atlas is packed with unique insights into Christian history makers and amazing landmarks. One will explore the design of ecosystems and biomes, great civilizations, and discoveries found around the world. The full-color, visually engaging book provides a valued reference tool.

A one-of-a-kind atlas that glorifies God, explores His creation, and honors His followers around the world!
  • Discover amazing wonders of God's creation, including longest rivers, tallest mountains, and more. 
  • Examine interesting factual details about Christian explorers, missionaries, and history makers.
  • Learn about geographic features and how these were formed by the Flood, plate tectonics, and volcanic activity - plus other details of God's amazing design.
Outline maps and facts regarding the seven continents are provided, as well as detailed maps and data of the featured countries. The comprehensive information provided for each focus country will bring to light their culture and traditions, holidays, exploration, legal system, and economic industries, as well as missionary accounts and other material to help children connect to people from regions around the globe.

My thoughts:  This Children’s Atlas of God’s World is precisely what its title indicates. It is written for children in the early grades, though older elementary children can also benefit from using it. It is not intended to be a comprehensive atlas of the entire World and all the countries and cultures therein. It is geared toward the young student. It should also be noted that the emphasis is on God’s World.  Those who do not wish to utilize an atlas with this emphasis should avoid it. Personally, I find it delightful and one I can recommend to parents and schools.

The plethora of information presented on each two-page spread is varied and comprehensive, especially for a book intended for young students. Information on an area’s Christian history and traditions, biomes, World Heritage sites, cultures, landmarks.  The countries that are  featured have pictures of  the people and their native costumes, animals of the locale, and information on population, monetary system, customs, holidays, and foods of the area.

I found the book to be inviting, bright, informative, engaging, interesting. And while it is definitely a children’s atlas, adults are sure to find it will capture their interest a provide information and insight that they missed somewhere along the way as they pursued their own education.

 My only concern is a prominent place is given in the book to the World Heritage Sites (UNESCO). While UNESCO has surely in some instances done good for mankind, there is a portion of its agenda and programming that most Christians are not comfortable with promoting. World Heritage Sites link

Disclaimer: I received a copy of Children's Atlas of God's World from Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group free of charge in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Vera, this is a great review and I really appreciate you sharing your concerns as well - always good to have info like that. :) We love Atlases in our home - also Almanacs and I think the only Christian based one we have is Veggie Tales. :)
    Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop. StanleyNKatrina will be tweeting your posts. Have a paw-riffic week - from the S&K Gang.

  2. Actually, I can see using this book in the Christian home because of the plethora wonderful information, focus on God's World, and beauty of the book. The small issue I have with the book can been overlooked and handled correctly by the parents as a teaching moment.

  3. That is an interesting mix of themes. I am very curious about it. Thank you for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

  4. This sounds like an interesting and educational book. Thanks for sharing on the Kit Lit Blog Hop. Cheryl, Hop Hostess


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