Book Review ~ Abraham’s Journey


Inspiring the American Dream has a book titled Abraham’s Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream.  This book was written by Robert and Kathleen Basmadjian.  You can purchase this book for $14.99. This book is recommended for children ages 7-12.


From the website:
ABRAHAM’S JOURNEY: A Celebration of the American Dream tells the story of a young boy, who through his faith, imagination and entrepreneurial spirit, sets out to achieve the American dream. Colorfully and meticulously illustrated, young and old alike will be captivated as they follow Abraham on his magical journey.

My thoughts:
When I first received the book, I was surprised by the cover. The cover shows the boy with a smart phone.  I actually thought this was going to be a book that took place a long time ago.  I started reading and was very surprised that this story takes place in today’s world. This story takes place during the Great Recession. Abraham finds out his family is struggling and wants to find a way to help them. I enjoyed the story as Abraham was taken back in time (through his phone) and was able to meet several famous people, both old and new. Abraham is on a journey to help his family through a difficult time and the people he meets have all been in a tough place. They persevered and were able to overcome the obstacles and therefore find the “American dream.”  Is Abraham able to overcome his obstacles and help his family? Will he find the “American dream?” I won’t spoil the ending, but Abraham and his family are able to have a great Christmas.

I did find that the authors pushed the “American dream” too much, but overall it was a good book. We teach our children that in order to achieve their goals, they need to pray and read God's Word. What I gathered from the book, the "American dream" teaches that if you and only you work hard enough, you may achieve your goals and have a good life.
I liked that the authors did include a definition of terms and character biographies at the end of the book.

Disclaimer: I received  a free copy of this product through the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations.


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