**Disclosure** These books were sent to me free of charge for my honest review from my participation on the Z Blog Squad.

The Believe series by Randy Frazee is  a powerful new tool for parents to use in helping their children of all ages develop their own personal relationship with Jesus. Zondervan has given me one copy of the Believe Storybook, Believe Kids’ Edition and Believe Student Edition.

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About the book:

Written for kids 8-12, Believe: Kid’s Edition is part of the national church-wide campaign led by bestselling author Randy Frazee that takes kids on a journey to become more like Jesus in their beliefs, actions, and character. They know the story of the Bible, but do they know what it means? Adapted from the ground-breaking new Believe campaign from bestselling author and pastor Randy Frazee, the Believe: Kids’ Edition takes kids on a thematic tour through the Bible and shows them how to think, act, and be more like Jesus. As children ages 8-12 walk through the three big categories of Christian life—beliefs, practices, and virtues—they’ll begin a journey that will take them closer to the heart of Jesus and deeper into the words of Scripture. They’ll learn what the Bible has to say about everything from the nature of God and the identity of Jesus, to prayer, worship, and the fruit of the Spirit. Foundational and faith-building, this book can be used by individuals or in conjunction with the all-church campaign.

My Review:

This series can do just that! The introduction in the front of the book can help you greatly, it explains how the book is to be used. The parent is suppose to read each chapter to the child or an older child can do it independently. Then there are discussion added to the end for you and your child to discuss what was read. Each chapter is based on a key verse, key idea, and key question. There are also some simple illustrations that help bring each lesson to life. Geared for ages 8 and up.

The first ten chapters answer the question, “What do I believe?” The second ten chapters answer the question, “What should I do?” And finally the last ten chapters included is the question, “Who am I becoming?”

This book will inspire you to believe with your heart the word of God and help you to apply it to your daily living experiences. Also included, at the end of the book, are questions that can be used for a group discussion. And there are transitions, written in italic, that offer an explanation to the Scriptures.

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About the book:

Written for teens, Believe: Student Edition is part of the national church-wide campaign led by bestselling author Randy Frazee that takes teens on a journey to become more like Jesus in their beliefs, actions, and character. It’s one thing to know the story of the Bible. It’s another thing to live it. From bestselling author and pastor Randy Frazee comes an exciting new all-church discipleship program inspired by the success of The Story. Introducing students and teens to the big ideas of Christian life and theology in a way that is clear and accessible, Believe: Student Edition helps them understand how to live out God’s story in their own lives. As they walk through the three big categories of faith—beliefs, practices, and virtues—they’ll begin a journey that will take them closer to the heart of Jesus and deeper into the words of Scripture. Relevant, practical, and deeply fundamental, Believe: Student Edition is a must-read for any student serious about their faith.
My Review:
The book contains three sections: Thinks – Act – Be. These three sections can be found in all of the “Believe” books. I love how each chapter has key questions, idea, verse and bible verses from both Old and New Testaments. It ends with “What We Believe”. This book is great for students and can help them better understand the Bible.

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About the Book:

Presented by bestselling author and pastor Randy Frazee, the Believe Storybook shows children how they can think, act, and be more like Jesus. With 60 old and new testament stories from the Bible that showcase the themes, combined with captivating and dramatic illustrations by Steve Adams, children and adults alike will be inspired to become more like their savior and the person they were meant to be.

The Believe Storybook is part of the national church-wide program led by bestselling author Randy Frazee that shows children how they can think, act, and be more like Jesus.

My Review:
   I love how each chapter hits old and then relates it to the new testament and all of it leading to Jesus as a gospel approach!   The chapters are a bit longer compared to others kids Bibles but this Bible keeps the attention of my 4 and 7 year old nicely.   Each chapter includes a question to focus on, old testament, jump to Jesus, new testament, the Jesus answer, and a key idea and key verses to end the chapter. Ultimately to book encourages all to think, act, and be like Jesus!
The pictures are very unique with light colors with a peaceful or quietness about them.  This book retails for $19.99 on Zondervan.
FREE Resources

Parents and teachers can download resources from the Believe website- a key concept chart of the key 30 topics covered in the books, samples of the student programs, and videos of theological discussions of the key concepts in the books.
You can also download a FREE sample of the ADULT version of Believe, to see how it ties into the kids books as well. You can also get a 31 day FREE reading program to go along with the adult version.