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A Shepherd and A King

David lived an adventurous life. He protected his family s sheep from lions and bears. He fought a giant with just a sling and stone. He even spent years hiding from men who were trying to kill him. And eventually, David became a great king. But David was also a man of God. Learn more about this hero from the Bible and his exciting place in history. Di
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by Zonderkidz (first published January 1st 2014)
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Leona
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing

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A shepherd and a king, David lived an adventurous life. He protected his family’s sheep from lions and bears. He fought a giant with just a sling and stone. He even spent years hiding from men who were trying to kill him. And eventually, David became a great king. But David was also a man of God. Learn more about this hero from the Bible and his exciting place in history. Discover what it was like to grow up in ancient Israel and then be a king of God’s
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Amanda
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
What I liked:
great visuals including charts, timelines and photographs of artifacts

What I didn't like:
-emotionalized (what emotion would be appropriate was weakened as sadness rather than David's mourning over his own sin)
-story was weakened (David cutting off Goliath's head was omitted as was David's sin with Bathsheba)
-failed attempt at a gospel presentation in the last chapter; sin was not mentioned until the end, nor was the consequences for breaking God's law. This would leave the question
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Jason
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nancy I. Sanders pens a series of books aimed at kids called “Get to Know…,” with this latest book focusing on the Biblical King David. It is recommended by the publisher primarily for ages 6-10, but older readers seeking a summary of David’s life will also find it useful.

Over the course of 100 pages, the book charts its course; tracking David from an unknown shepherd boy, his famous confrontation with a giant, rule over the kingdom, preparations for the temple, and a little bit of prophetic vi
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Jalynn Patterson
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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A Shepherd and A King

David lived an adventurous life. He protected his family's sheep from lions and bears. He fought a giant with just a sling and stone. He even spent years hiding from men who were trying to kill him. And eventually, David became a great king. But David was also a man of God. Learn more about this hero from the Bible and his exciting place in history. Discover what it was like to grow up in ancient Israel and then be a king of God's people. King David part of th
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Blessedmomfxs
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great kids book by Nancy I. Sanders, Getting to Know King David is packed full of information about the life and times of the shepherd-boy-turned-king, David. I love this biography series. Each book is a mini-curriculum in itself. There is a glossary/word bank for vocabulary and eyewitness accounts which can act as stepping-off points for further study. The book has several maps and numerous photographs of historical sites and relics. There is a section of “Student Resources” along with ...more
Laura
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Title: (GET TO KNOW) KING DAVID
Author: Nancy I. Sanders
Publisher: Zonderkidz
July 2014
ISBN: 978-0310744757
Genre: nonfiction / children’s biography

A Shepherd and A King

David lived an adventurous life. He protected his family’s sheep from lions and bears. He fought a giant with just a sling and stone. He even spent years hiding from men who were trying to kill him. And eventually, David became a great king. But David was also a man of God. Learn more about this hero from the Bible and his exciting
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Beyond the Pages
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Phone Tree Review: As soon as I got this book in hand, I knew that I would love it. It was so colorful and so visually appealing that it invited me into its pages right away. Because the subject matter addressed David – shepherd boy, psalmist, warrior, worshipper and king, I was certain that it would be interesting. The truth of the matter is that this book is not only interesting, but it is also very thoroughly captivating. With rich details and meaty content, Get to Know King David is a dream ...more
Amy
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Get to Know King David is a biography for kids by Nancy I. Sanders. What a great book! The book makes it easy for children to understand who King David was and brings to life the Biblical stories about him. I love the vibrant and beautiful pictures.
In addition to the colorful pictures, there are sections of the following:
Did You Know? - Which tells of small tidbits of information or facts
Eyewitness Account - Which is of historians of the time of eyewitness accounts that tell of the time about t
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Lindsay
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a great book for children. It easy for children to understand. It tell about David live back then. It also has information to help you out like "Did You Know?" - which tell you information or facts, Eye Witness- Give a historian view. It also gives other information. This book tell the bible stories about each person in the bible. It great for children. It also may be something for your young readers in to get to know the bible or stories that are in the bible. The pictures are great as ...more
Donna McDine
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nancy I. Sanders’ continues to set forth an astounding religious read with the Get to Know Series. Set in the same format as the other biographies it lays the roadmap of easy learning, while keeping one’s attention through bible hero information, eyewitness account, did you know facts and word bank. King David led an adventurous life often met with opposition. It was not an easy task staying on track as a man of God. Sanders’ brings you on the journey of the fascinating life of King David from s ...more
Hannah
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Read the full review on my blog!

This would be a great book for a Childrens Church teacher, or if you have kids that are about middle school age. It really goes the extra mile to educate kids not only about King David and the Bible, but also in reading and vocabulary skills.

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Tricia
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bought to give to my girls but wanted to read it first. Great photos,easy to read text and filled with great information. I enjoyed it.
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Nancy I. Sanders is the bestselling and award-winning children's author of over 100 books. Her children's books include D IS FOR DRINKING GOURD: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN ALPHABET, AMERICA'S BLACK FOUNDERS, and FREDERICK DOUGLASS FOR KIDS. She loves to teach writers at writing conferences and teleclasses so that they can take their writing career to the next level. Her workshops are based on her groundb ...more

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