Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Giants: Legends & Lore of Goliaths {a Master Books Review}

I love the Legends & Lore series.

A year ago, I reviewed my favorite EVER book about the flood -- The Flood of Noah: Legends & Lore of Survival.  We all loved it, with all the little mini-books and flaps and doors and other such interactive fun.

Seeing the newest title in this series, Giants: Legends & Lore of Goliaths by Charles Martin, I knew I had to get my hands on it too.

What fun.

Here's how they describe the book:
The word “myth” has come to mean “fiction” in our minds, and so some people take Bible accounts, Aesop’s fables, and Greek myths and place them all in the same category. But what if some of the old legends are true? Rather than dismiss these narratives, perhaps we should investigate them. In this case, the world is filled with giant legends that speak of heroes and wars. In this highly engaging book of giants you will discover
  • Unique glimpses into the ancient accounts of giants from around the world
  • What does the Bible say about giants?
  • Full-color artistry developed in an interactive format with fold outs and flaps, booklets, and more!
  • A spectacular center spread stretching 4-feet across!
It is fascinating that the ancient world agreed on many aspects of the Bible, one of these being that early in the history of mankind, a race of violent, yet intelligent giants walked the earth, were destroyed by the Flood. Through historical records, the pre-Flood and post-Flood worlds are reconstructed, with giants re-emerging in and around Israel, and you’ll see one more reason that the Bible can be trusted.

Our thoughts:

This book is just as much fun as the others in the series.  The big fold-out page in the middle looks like this:

David and Goliath, in a huge and massive scene, gives a fun perspective on the shepherd boy vs. the giant.  It is just fun to pull that open and look at it.

The other pages have more information though.

The above page is right as you open the book, with basic info about local giants underneath each of the flags.  It is fun to run across some we've heard of, and many we haven't.

The basic idea of the book is to explore giants, stories and legends of giants, and biblical accounts of giants.  What is real?  Are the Bible stories really that far-fetched?

I enjoy reading through this with my kids, as we can read the main text at one point, and pull up little booklets or flaps at a different time.

Tales of giants are everywhere.  It was fun to explore them.

Disclaimer:   I received this book for free from Master Books.  No other compensation was received.  The fact that I received complimentary products does not guarantee a favorable review.

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