Book Review

Book Review – A Dog Called Naaman and Sophie Pay Attention by Susan Braun

Sophie, Pay Attention (Rhoda, You Too)! (Kingdom Kids)A Dog Called Naaman (Kingdom Kids)

Sharing Bible stories with children is a wonderful way to teach kids the principles and truths found in God’s Word. It’s even better when we can make application to the children’s life. Susan Braun has written a wonderful pair of books that not only share Bible stories, but take us into the lives of children so we can see how these stories apply to daily life.

A Dog Named Naaman is a story about a young girl and her desire for a dog. While she is wishing and hoping for a dog, she learns how to help her teacher who has recently lost a dog. She hears the Bible story of the servant girl who helps Naaman and she figures out how she can help her teacher find comfort and a few other surprises along the way.

In Sophie Pay Attention, Susan Braun shares a story about young Sophie who has difficulty paying attention and as a result others don’t always believe her. Sophie hears the Bible story about Rhoda who heard Peter knocking outside after being released from prison. Sophie learns how important it is to stay focused and also to remember to tell the truth no matter whether people believe you or not.

Both of these books are beautifully written and are perfect for kids in 1st through 6th grades. I love how they share the Bible stories in each one and how each child in the story thinks about and applies the story to the situations they are facing in their life.

Thanks Susan for allowing me to read through your beautiful books, they are an excellent resource to share with children.

For more information about Susan, check out her Amazon Author page or click on the book cover above.


  • Susan

    Thanks, Kristi – I’m so glad you enjoyed the books. I loved writing them. When my girls were learning to read, they loved the Junie B. Jones books. Many times, I wished there was a Christian Junie B. Jones-type of book. That’s why I wrote these. I appreciate your review!

  • Tracie

    I enjoyed both of these books very much; they remind me of the stories I used to read in the paper they gave us after Sunday School. I like Susan’s other books, too, esp. I Love To Tell The Story.

  • Kristi Burchfiel

    You’re so welcome Susan, thanks for being willing to share your work! I agree with you that we need to have more Christian books for this age group. Thanks for being obedient to write them!

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