Friday, October 5, 2018

Imagine...The Fall of Jericho by Matt Koceich from Barbour Publishing [Review and Giveaway]

ISBN: 9781683227144
Paperback 112 pages
Ages 8-12 - $5.99
My thoughts: Getting kids interested in what happened during ancient times and especially Biblical ancient times can sometimes be a daunting assignment for parents. But if you help them imagine themselves right-smack-dab in the center of the action, their minds take flight fleshing out the details they think might have happened.

In Jericho there surely were kids, but we don't really know what they did. Author Matt Koceich recounts the events leading up to the collapse of the walls of Jericho and how they might have been seen through the adventurous eyes of a young boy of perhaps 10 or 12 years.

A leap back in time from the environs of a summer camp straight to Jericho. Of course, Jake wasn't really in Jericho, we're just going to IMAGINE him there and he doesn't really stay there because he ends up right back at summer camp. Can you Imagine?!

When younger children are reading or having the story read to them, parents should caution them to differentiate between the imaginary and the real Biblical accounting. It's a fun read that immerses the reader into the action.

About the book: The Third Release in an Epic Bible Adventure Series for Kids

The last thing fifth-grader Jake Henry remembers (before the world as he knew it disappeared) is napping at summer camp. What happens next can't be explained as Jake finds himself surrounded by massive stone walls that rise up all around him—in ancient Jericho! Imagine. . .The Fall of Jericho is the third release in an exciting epic adventure series for kids ages 8 to 12 written by schoolteacher Matt Koceich. The Imagine series brings the Bible to life for today's kids as they ponder what it would be like to live through a monumental biblical event.
3 books to a winner:
Imagine…The Great Flood,
Imagine…The Ten Plagues, and
Imagine…The Fall of Jericho
Begins October 5
Ends October 27 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of "Jericho" to facilitate this review of my own opinions which are freely given. The 3-book giveaway is provided by Barbour Publishing and will be sent by them directly to the winner.


  1. My granddaughters would love this book. I would like to see more about the birth of Jesus with Christmas coming.

  2. I would give this to my daughter. Another Bible event: David & Goliath

  3. I would let my 2 grandsons read these books, and I would like to see a book based on when Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed


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