Book 13


Book 16

The Boys Bible (NIV)

by Rick Osborne

Published 16 August 2002

Book 29


"Strong" often means physical strength and a powerful presence ... but according to the Bible, being a mighty man means learning to listen, speak up, and do the right thing even when it's hard. In Devotions to Make You Stronger, ninety days of quick, short, easy-to-read and boy-friendly devotions help young guys 8 and up discover the strong person God made them to be inside and out, and how they can grow up to be powerful in the ways that count no matter their physical appearance.

David was part of a group of mighty men. Samson could lift heavy doors and defeat entire armies with a jawbone. Joshua led an entire nation in battles against the giants and warriors of Canaan and won. But those impressive feats aren't what actually made them "strong." In fact, those things aren't even what made them heroes. What really made them strong and able to take on anything was the stuff happening inside their hearts. The good news? You can be just as strong and amazing by following their good habits-and avoiding their mistakes. Each of the ninety devotions in this book take a few minutes to read (some are even funny!) and explore the entire Bible to show you the secrets to building your brain muscles and making your body healthier so you are ready for any challenge. Plus, every devotion shows exactly how the Bible applies to you, so you can confidently go out and do powerful things no matter what you face.

Devotions to Make Your Stronger:

has devotions that can be read in under five minutes, making time with God and exploring the Bible easy to docontains age-appropriate, biblically sound information in words meant to appeal to boys 8 to 12 and their interestscontains large text and an open page design, making it perfect for reluctant readersis part of a series of 90-day devotionals for boys that includes Devotions to Make You Smarter and Devotions to Make You Deeper

Devotions to Make You Smarter

by Ed Strauss

Published 25 September 2007
Written in the humorous, gross style of the 2:52 line, designed to ignite the interest of boys.Devotions to Make You Smarter focuses on the mental side of boys' natures, helping them to grow wiser, the way Jesus did as described in Luke 2:52. In thehumorous, cheeky, and sometimes gross style that makes the 2:52 series so engaging and fun, this ninetyday devotional guides boys ages eight to twelve in developing their minds. It explores many facets of the mental process, such as learning, making decisions, and thinking before acting and speaking. It also warns of the dangers of zoning out, being impulsive, and harboring a critical attitude. Combining important principles with practical messages, the book teaches lessons boys need to learn and helps them put this valuable knowledge into practice. Each devotion presents a Bible verse, explains it, and shows how it relates to boys' lives, then offers tools to help boys cope with growing up, inspiring them to make choices that will ensure they grow up smart.ED STRAUSS By his early teen years, Ed Strauss was writing several novels at once. He had a dresser for his clothing, but Ed had different priorities. The bottom drawer held his comic books-mostly Spider-Man, Tarzan, and Turok. The middle drawer overflowed with his story notes, research, and maps.The top drawer was stuffed with clothing. On a nearby shelf was Ed's favorite reading material, an encyclopedia set he had won on a nationwide kiddie show. Ed lives in Chilliwack, BC.

Perfect for kids 8 and up who love unique animals and weird wildlife, or simply like reading about strange things, Creepy Creatures and Bizarre Beasts from the Bible presents all the unbelievable-yet-real sea monsters, multiheaded mammals, flying women, evil lizards, and more that appear throughout the Old and New Testaments, as well as the odd occurrences and miracles where animals were involved. With biblically accurate information and kid-friendly language—as well as large black-and-white illustrations throughout—kids will see the Bible in a new and engaging way.

Flying lions, crocodile-like cows, fire-breathing horses, and … unicorns and dragons? Surprisingly, these things are mentioned in the Bible (well, at least unicorns might be), and they are possibly even stranger than you’ve imagined. This booktakes you up close and personal as you explore the stories behind each incredible creature, as well as explores the real-life facts behind stories such as Noah’s Ark and Jonah’s big fish encounter—like what it might have really smelled like in there. From what each beast may have actually looked like in visions to what the Leviathan and, yes, the unicorn might actually be in real life, each page explores the Bible like never before, with illustrations that make it come alive.

Creepy Creatures and Bizarre Beasts of the Bible:

  • contains biblically sound information in language kids can relate to
  • looks at what the mysterious creatures mentioned in the Bible might actually be and look like, based on theological research
  • works as an age-appropriate introduction to biblical facts for any child 8 to 12
  • contains large text and an open page design, along with lots of detailed illustrations, making it perfect for reluctant readers
  • is part of the 2:52 series of books, which focuses on becoming more like Jesus as described in Luke 2:52

Perfect for kids who love odd facts and disgusting things, Weird and Gross Bible Stuff contains all the strange, sometimes funny, downright bizarre, and yes, gross things throughout the Bible in one handy book. From facts about the crazy animals (unicorn goat, anyone?) to the cringe-worthy cleanup of the ten plagues and information on the unusual lives and deaths of many biblical characters, readers will not only find tons of interesting, factual knowledge, they'll learn more about what the Bible contains ... and what it has to offer.

Cannibal cows, swamp dragons, demonic pigs ... kids might be shocked to learn these things are actually in the Bible. And in Weird and Gross Bible Stuff, they can explore these and other peculiar and shocking facts and stories. Each chapter is organized by a theme-like "Amazing and Weird" or "Bizarre Healings"-and is packed full of snippets and information that appeals to kids who love odd facts and "gross" things while also providing biblically accurate facts that help readers better understand and appreciate the Bible. And also helps them become smarter as they apply that knowledge to their own overall reading of God's Word.

Weird and Gross Bible Stuff:

contains biblically sound information in language kids can relate toworks as an age-appropriate introduction to biblical facts for any child 8 to 12contains large text and an open page design, along with lots of detailed illustrations, making it perfect for reluctant readersis part of the 2:52 series of books, which focuses on becoming more like Jesus as described in Luke 2:52

It may be hard to imagine, but Jesus was once a guy growing up in Nazareth, going through many of the same things young boys face today: friendships, school, family issues, figuring out how to deal with girls, and many other struggles. The Ultimate Boys’ Book of Devotions is a 365-day devotional to help boys become the guy God created them to be.

This daily devotional provides boys ages 9–12 with:

  • A Bible verse and explanation of its relevance
  • A devotion with practical, age-appropriate messaging that applies to boys’ lives
  • Tools to help boys put this valuable knowledge into practice and live in a godly way
  • Material from Devotions to Make You Smarter, Devotions to Make You Stronger, and Devotions to Take You Deeper, and almost 100 new devotions

The Ultimate Boys’ Book of Devotions shows preteen boys how to grow stronger, smarter, cooler, and deeper, using wisdom from the Bible and a healthy dose of humor.


The 2:52 Ultimate Devo for Boys

by Ed Strauss

Published 18 September 2009

Bible Angels and Demons

by Rick Osborne and Ed Strauss

Published 9 September 2004

Real angels are far from fluffy, winged babies or golden-haired people strumming harps. In Bible Angels and Demons, everything from warrior archangels to multiheaded cherubim are not only explained, they come alive for readers 8 and up in the large black-and-white, biblically accurate illustrations throughout the book. Learn the truth about these far-from-wimpy beings, what they did in the Bible, how they take on their real demonic enemies, and what they’re doing in heaven and on earth today.

Glowing men with the faces of four creatures, eyes that burn like fire, and flaming swords and battle armor … not what most kids think of when they hear the word angel. In Bible Angels and Demons, the real facts behind these mysterious beings are explored, using the evidence and clues found throughout the Bible to explain in kid-friendly language what cherubim and seraphim and guardian angels really are … as well as just how much power their enemies, demons, have in comparison. (Spoiler: the demons don’t stand a chance.) Also included alongside the engaging facts and illustrations are backgrounds on many Bible stories, famous and lesser-known, where angels appear, as well as profiles on specific angels we know by name, so children can vividly engage with the Bible in a new way.

Bible Angels and Demons:

  • contains biblically sound information in language kids can relate to
  • works as an age-appropriate reference guide for any child 8 to 12 learning more about the Bible
  • contains large text and an open page design, along with lots of detailed illustrations, making it perfect for reluctant readers
  • is part of the 2:52 series of books, which focuses on becoming more like Jesus as described in Luke 2:52

Big Bad Bible Giants

by Ed Strauss

Published 10 February 2005

Goliath might get all the press, but there are many other fearsome giants and towering men throughout the Old Testament and thrilling stories behind each one. In Big Bad Bible Giants, readers 8 and up encounter each powerful and massive man through large black-and-white illustrations and kid-friendly language that explores the background of each hulking giant and why they’re important, as well as interesting facts like what their massive weapons looked like and how many sheep it may have taken to satisfy their gigantic appetites—as well as the feats it took to bring these men to their knees.

Bulging muscles, towering height, and earth-rattling footsteps … while it might sound like a description for the big green guy in the movies and comics, these words actually apply to the many giants found throughout the Bible who were at times just as angry, almost as strong, and prone to wanting to smash things when it came to battles against the Israelites. In Big Bad Bible Giants, the amazing facts (and myths) behind the giants of the Bible are explored in kid-friendly language, alongside large illustrations that show what these towering antiheroes may have looked like. From surprising-yet-accurate information on their diets, where they came from, and just how immense their weapons and appetites really were, the gigantic battles and wars against these men will have kids looking at the Old Testament in a completely new way.

Big Bad Bible Giants:

  • contains biblically sound information in language kids can relate to
  • works as an age-appropriate reference guide for any child 8 to 12 learning more about the Bible
  • contains large text and an open page design, along with lots of detailed illustrations, making it perfect for reluctant readers
  • is part of the 2:52 series of books, which focuses on becoming more like Jesus as described in Luke 2:52

Bible Freaks and Geeks

by Ed Strauss

Published 25 September 2007
Written in the humorous, gross style of the 2:52 line, designed to ignite the interest of boys.Bible Freaks & Geeks-This book helps boys to grow smarter, stronger, deeper, and cooler by showing them how hurtful name-calling can be. In a fun, engaging format, the book highlights biblical examples of machos, jocks, goons, wonks, slackers, airheads, and more. Through the biblical examples of characters who some would likely classify in these terms today, we learn what kind of people God has used throughout history to accomplish his plans. In Bible Freaks & Geeks we also discover that not only are people wrongfullylabeled today by such general and unkind terms, but that even in ancient times, humans exhibited the same traits that we see today. Readers will learnmore about the characters in the Bible, and also how to discern between descriptive labels and harmful stereotypes.Seriously Sick Bible Stuff-This book gives boys the lowdown on what living in ancient Israel was really like. In fun and engaging 2:52 style, it offers humorous, gross facts about day-to-day life in Bible times, shattering any illusions boys may have about how much easier things would have been if they had lived during Jesus' day. This book exposes boys to the truth:sleeping next to goats (and cleaning up after them in the morning!), eating food that was spiced because it was spoiled, drinking water that was probably unsafe, and using bathroom accommodations that made outhouseslook good. Not to mention the tough, boring work kids had to do! Seriously Sick Bible Stuff helps boys understand the people of Jesus' time-making them grateful for the life God has given them today. ED STRAUSS By his early teen years, Ed Strauss was writing several novels at once. He had a dresser for his clothing, but Ed had different priorities. The bottom drawer held his comic books-mostly Spider-Man, Tarzan, and Turok. The middle drawer overflowed with his story notes, research, and maps. The top drawer was stuffed with clothing. On a nearby shelf was Ed's favorite reading material, an encyclopedia set he had won on a nationwide kiddie show. Ed lives in Chilliwack, BC.

Seriously Sick Bible Stuff

by Ed Strauss

Published 27 September 2007
Written in the humorous, gross style of the 2:52 line, designed to ignite the interest of boys.Bible Freaks & Geeks—This book helps boys to grow smarter, stronger, deeper, and cooler by showing them how hurtful name-calling can be. In a fun, engaging format, the book highlights biblical examples of machos, jocks, goons, wonks, slackers, airheads, and more. Through the biblical examples of characters who some would likely classify in these terms today, we learn what kind of people God has used throughout history to accomplish his plans. In Bible Freaks & Geeks we also discover that not only are people wrongfullylabeled today by such general and unkind terms, but that even in ancient times, humans exhibited the same traits that we see today. Readers will learnmore about the characters in the Bible, and also how to discern between descriptive labels and harmful stereotypes.Seriously Sick Bible Stuff—This book gives boys the lowdown on what living in ancient Israel was really like. In fun and engaging 2:52 style, it offers humorous, gross facts about day-to-day life in Bible times, shattering any illusions boys may have about how much easier things would have been if they had lived during Jesus’ day. This book exposes boys to the truth:sleeping next to goats (and cleaning up after them in the morning!), eating food that was spiced because it was spoiled, drinking water that was probably unsafe, and using bathroom accommodations that made outhouseslook good. Not to mention the tough, boring work kids had to do! Seriously Sick Bible Stuff helps boys understand the people of Jesus’ time—making them grateful for the life God has given them today. ED STRAUSS By his early teen years, Ed Strauss was writing several novels at once. He had a dresser for his clothing, but Ed had different priorities. The bottom drawer held his comic books—mostly Spider-Man, Tarzan, and Turok. The middle drawer overflowed with his story notes, research, and maps. The top drawer was stuffed with clothing. On a nearby shelf was Ed’s favorite reading material, an encyclopedia set he had won on a nationwide kiddie show. Ed lives in Chilliwack, BC.

Heroes and villains aren’t only found on the movie screen and in comic books. In this easy-to-read book with bite-sized chapters and large black-and-white illustrations on almost every page, kids 8 and up can explore over thirty real-life good guys and terrible villains of the Bible who discovered truth and justice always win. With a focus on action and adventure—and solid biblical facts—the good, bad, and ugly men of the Bible come alive.

Big battles, epic journeys, superhuman strength … and evil plans to take down the world. While this may sound like the plot to the latest movie blockbuster, the fact is powerful heroes and evil villains were fighting it out long before the first caped crusader appeared. Bible Heroes and Bad Guys presents the most impressive good guys of biblical times who used their faith and heart to take on vile enemies and evil itself. From David and Samson to Elijah, Paul, and more—as well as baddies they faced, like Ahab and Herod—each short chapter gives young readers quick facts about the man, what he did, and what we can learn to become stronger and smarter in our own daily battles.

Bible Heroes and Bad Guys:

  • contains biblically sound information in language kids can relate to
  • works as an age-appropriate reference guide for any child 8 to 12 learning more about the Bible
  • contains large text and an open page design, along with lots of detailed illustrations, making it perfect for reluctant readers
  • is part of the 2:52 series of books, which focuses on becoming more like Jesus as described in Luke 2:52 

The real-life exploits of the Bible come alive in Bible Wars and Weapons. Kids 8 and up have a passport to the front lines of battles in the Bible—from the famous takedown of Jericho and wars against Israel’s enemies to Abraham’s daring rescue of Lot and other lesser-known yet exciting clashes. Each encounter comes to life with lots of large black-and-white illustrations and kid-friendly explanations that break down the battle, the heroes involved, the weapons used, and what it really might have been like for the people involved.

Exciting battles, courageous leaders, and surprising heroes … we read about them all the time in adventure books and see them in thrilling movies. But some of the most interesting clashes and stories can actually be found in the Bible if you know what to look for. In Bible Wars and Weapons, fifteen battles are presented in exciting detail, in language that makes the real emotions and stakes come alive for kids. With detailed illustrations, battle maps, and information on the people involved, readers will see the battles in the Bible in a new light—and become smarter when it comes time to face the battles in their own lives.

Bible Wars and Weapons:

  • contains biblically sound information in language kids can relate to
  • works as an age-appropriate reference guide for any child 8 to 12 learning more about the Bible
  • contains large text and an open page design, along with lots of detailed illustrations, making it perfect for reluctant readers
  • is part of the 2:52 series of books, which focuses on becoming more like Jesus as described in Luke 2:52