The 53 tracks on this CD feature meaningful Scriptures read by
young children and set to music in short, easy-to-learn choruses. God's
Words from A to Z provides a solid foundation for Bible memorization
in a variety of musical styles. This CD includes 26 songs and 26
read Scriptures as well as a bonus music-only track. Young children
will hear God's word expressed through jazz, classical, bluegrass,
reggae, country, pop, rock, Indian, Celtic and folk tunes, proving
that God's Word is indeed for everyone.
The songs are repetitive, and the lyrics are 100% scriptural.
This makes them a bit short, but these tiny doses of song can pack
a powerful punch as they equip children to hide God's Word in their
hearts. I was amazed by the talent of Abe and Liza and their expansive
musical range. They truly function well in each of the styles they
tackle, which speaks very highly to their musical gifting. I also
enjoyed the sweet little voices of Zach and Zoe as they introduced
each song by reciting the Scripture.
Most of the songs are under a minute long, and some of them sound
a little similar, which can make it easy to mix up some of the
songs. However, if children heard the songs played on a regular
basis, I think they would still be able to memorize each Scripture
very quickly. Though scriptures are listed alphabetically, the
point is not to teach the alphabet. Rather, it is to provide a
Bible memorization tool for children. The songs accomplish that
goal with flare and musical pizzazz.
God's Words from A to Z is best suited for very young
children with short attention spans, and it effectively utilizes
the art of repetition to build a child's memorization success.
I don't think it would hold the interest of older children, as
the songs end very abruptly and may be too short for the older
crew. I believe that parents of young children and church nurseries
will especially enjoy this CD.
My favorite tracks are #30 (1 Chronicles 16:34) and #36 (Exodus
20:8). Both Abe and Liza have very appealing voices. God's
Words A to Z sells for $12.97. It's a pretty good price for
teaching your children 26 wonderful Scriptures. I would recommend
this CD to other parents and also suggest that they visit the website
for additional scripturally based CDs by Abe and Liza. These two
are truly talented musicians with a passion for hiding God's Word
in the hearts and minds of believers.