BRIAN H EDWARDS & CLIVE ANDERSON
Gladiators fighting to the death, cruel emperors who control the lives of millions and marbles you cannot roll—all waiting for you to discover. Step into the exciting world of the first century, see how people lived, worked, played and died. Into this world a new religion was born. See what marks the Christian faith left on the lives of people, and wonder at the change it made to history. Colour in a centurion, find out the size of Diana, discover the lights that people used in the evenings and many more fascinating activities.
Clive Anderson and Brian H Edwards are authors with widely ranging interests in history, theology and contemporary events. They have written other books also published by Day One. In particular, they are the authors of Through the British Museum—with the Bible.
This is a really interesting book. It is a guide book and also an activity book for children, which covers aspects of life in Ancient Rome, from gladiatorial battles to games the children played. It is a companion book to the adult version travel guide through the British Museum. It takes children around the various rooms at the museum showing specific items of interest that children may like such as masks, swords etc. It also explains how some of our words came into being. It is especially good at including lots of activities for children such as how to make a copy of a mask that is in the museum. But above all, it does this showing where in the Bible these things are mentioned and how the people of Jesus’ time would have understand the use of the illustrations for example lamps or swords. I think most children would learn a lot from the book yet most importantly enjoy while learning. GoodBookStall Review – Barbara Stoneham – 17/06/09