One of the first words a child learns to recognize, and then to write, is his own name. He identifies not simply with its shape and sound, but often with its origin, especially if he shares it with someone he loves and respects.
Bible names were often derivatives of Greek or Hebrew words of very significant meaning. Some were chosen by the baby’s parents as an expression of their hopes for its future, while others were given, or changed, by God himself in order to describe a new identity that he wished the person to embody.
Bible Names, written for the primary age-group, presents simple biblical truths about God’s promises, repentance, faith, and obedience, using the lives and names of some well-known Bible characters, presented in chronological order. Some activities are provided to help children recap the main facts in each lesson.
About the Author
Alison Brown is a children’s author and illustrator who lives in Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland. She came to personal faith in Jesus Christ as a child of ten. A former primary school teacher, she is married to David and enjoys combining writing, illustration, and speaking at ladies’ meetings with being mum to five busy young adults and teenagers. Her books with the Trust include A Bible Alphabet, Bible Numbers, Bible Animals, The Work of His Fingers, two titles in the Word Wise series, and illustrations for books in the Heroes of the Faith series, written by Sinclair Ferguson.