Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
The Big Pig Stampede: And a Bunch More Amazing Miracles
by: Bob Hartman
If you have children or grandchildren, and you are looking for a kid-approved, clean read to share with them, then I highly recommend The Big Pig Stampede by Bob Hartman. This book has great humor and hijinks, a sweet young character who lives in the time of Jesus who sees some really amazing things, and some very good lessons for kids of all ages. I loved reading this book with my daughter. We laughed and we talked and shared ideas. It was a great read — one I think we may re-read again soon!
About the Book
Goat Boy, a.k.a. Gideon, is the kid everyone loves to pick on. He’s like any typical Bible-time boy who spends his life traveling around Palestine milking goats, giving Roman soldiers a hard time, and getting into trouble on more than one occasion. Goat Boy is curious, enjoys a good adventure, and has a couple of mildly irritating friends. What’s not so typical is how he and his friends are in the right place at the right time to witness the amazing miracles and teachings of Jesus.
Witty, insightful, wacky. These are just a few words to describe Bob Hartman’s latest chapter-book series, Goat Boy Chronicles. In this unique collection of stories, Goat Boy and his friends experience the miracles of Jesus through their awkward adolescent eyes. The boys laugh, they make jokes, they observe, they puzzle over everything that Jesus does, and in their own quirky ways, they become the eyes and ears of the reader as they witness the unfolding of the gospel story.
Bob Hartman’s passion is to retell Bible stories accurately and in a way that will help kids want to read them time and time again. Not just because the stories are “good for them” but because they are so creative, so clever, and so enthralling that they just can’t help themselves!
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
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