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Facing the Blazing Furnace

Regular Price: $3.99

Special Price $2.39

Format: Paperback

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Quick Overview:

King, a Statue, and a Very Hot Fire is a level 2 I Can Read! based on the NIV Adventure Bible. In this story, young readers will learn what happened when three brave and God-loving men stand up to a powerful king.

When King Nebuchadnezzar orders everyone in his kingdom to worship a golden statue, three young men refuse to obey. They disobey the king and risk death in the fiery furnace.

 Find out what happens in this Level 2 I Can Read written and illustrated in the tradition of the bestselling NIV Adventure Bible.

Perfect for beginning readers ages 4-8, learning Bible stories on their own.

Contributor(s) David Miles
About the Contributor(s) David Miles

Born and raised in Michigan, David spent his childhood sloshing through creek beds, climbing trees, and creating numerous baked goods.  That spirit of adventure and curiosity often finds its way into his illustrations through quirky characters and hidden surprises.  After spending a decade in Philadelphia and New York pursuing his artistic dreams, David has moved back to the familiar surroundings of Michigan.  Now, when he's not drawing and painting he still enjoys a good romp through the woods.


UPC 025986750930
ISBN-10 0310750938
ISBN-13 9780310750932
Release Date Dec 29, 2015
Weight (lbs) 0.6500
Height 9.00
Width 6.00
Length 32
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $3.99
Series I Can Read! / Adventure Bible
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

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There are several books in the I Can Read! / Adventure Bible series, and Joseph the Dreamer and Facing the Blazing Furnace are two of the newest releases. Our family does not own the Adventure Bible, NIV or the Adventure Bible for Early Readers, so I cannot compare these books to those (to see if the content is duplicated). We do, however, own both the Adventure Bible for Toddlers and the Adventure Bible Storybook, and I can tell you that the wording and illustrations are not duplicated across these three editions. The books in the I Can Read! / Adventure Bible series are worded with simpler phrasing and shorter sentences than you will find in the Adventure Bible Storybook.

Facing the Blazing Furnace is a re-telling of the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and the fiery furnace which can be found in the Bible in the book of Daniel. Overall I think it is well done and is easy to understand. The story is accompanied by big, colorful illustrations.

At the end of Facing the Blazing Furnace is a page containing "People in Bible Times" (which has an illustration and description of King Nebuchadnezzar and quotes Daniel 3:28) and "Live It!: Trusting God for All Things" that gives a short explanation of how the three men trusted God and how we should, too.

The I Can Read! / Adventure Bible series are categorized as reading level 2 ("Reading with Help") and the stories do not feel "choppy" like you might find in some learn-to-read books. With a retail price under $4 per book, I find these books to be a great value.

FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 12/30/2015)
Review by PENNY
Overall Rating
Facing the Blazing Furnace is a good teaching tool for children to explain what it means to worship God. The story is exciting and intense and should be read together. With the characters walking into a fire, an adult will want to explain what the times were like for Daniel and his friends. As always David Miles illustrations add a great deal to the story.
I received this book in exchange for a fair review.
(Posted on 12/30/2015)
Review by The IE Mommy
Overall Rating
Facing the Blazing Furnace is another great story from Adventure Bible for my seven year old to read. It has the "I Can Read" level too so we knew what to expect and knew he could read it. My son needed help with the men's names naturally because you do not read Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego everyday. Although they can be sounded out fairly easily!

The pictures are very complementary and my favorite is the one with the men coming out of the fire unharmed! Another great biblical lesson on obeying God!

There are so many different book series for kids these days. I want to make sure my son gets to read all of these from Adventure Bible to supplement what we learn at church and talk and pray about at home. Now to see if I can order a few more of these books by Adventure Bible before Christmas! (Posted on 12/19/2015)
Review by Jalynn
Overall Rating
Standing up for God? Will you do it? Will you do it faced with a death that is imminent? Because that is what 3 men had to do very long ago. They had to because a king wanted them to submit to him and they refused because that only submitted to God. But what God does best is what He did that day, as well. He showed up and He showed out! He showed that king that His children submit to no one and that He will in fact deliver them.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were faithful servants that day even when faced with death. They were willing for their God to go above and beyond. Many people these days refuse to do that for God. We have a lot to learn from these young men and their story.

Specifically, created for ages 4-8 and is a level 2 reader which means a beginning reader can read it with some help.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. (Posted on 12/17/2015)

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