The Israelites were preparing to enter Canaan and take it for their own. After the great leader Moses died, the warrior Joshua led the Israelites into “the land of milk and honey” that the LORD promised to their ancestors. The people were to have faith in God and obey Him or they would not reap the bounty of their fertile land. Disobedience to God led to battles, wars, and slavery. The
The fictional, shape-shifting glops help the reader stay engaged by voicing the concerns and feelings that are invoked by the true Bible stories. They elaborate on important historical facts and traditions. Chief messages throughout the series are that our Father God wants us to know and love him, He always keeps His promises, He always answers our prayers, and His plans are infinitely better than our own.
The Story of Glops series strikes the perfect balance between reality and fantasy in the genre of children’s literature. The writing style and photos are appropriate for school-age children giving them opportunities to imagine how life was in Biblical times. There is depth to these stories, but the author presents them in a way that captures the imagination of anyone of any age who reads them.