Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Around the World with Matt & Lizzy- England by Julie Beemer

"Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure around the world?  The Bible tells us to go into the world and preach the gospel to all people.  Here is your opportunity: let's go explore the world with Matt, Lizzy, and their trusty dog, Bentley."
-excerpt from Around the World with Matt & Lizzy-England

Around the World with Matt & Lizzy- England is the first in a series of books by for children about missions by Club 1040.  In it you will find the story of brother and sister, Matt & Lizzy, as they travel on Lizzy’s first mission trip to London, England. The purpose of their journey is to help their friend Rosie with a citywide festival organized by local churches.  When they arrive, they have many adventures, as well as a mishap, along the way.

The book is great for so many reasons.  It is a tool for parents to use to teach their children about Jesus.  It also helps parents teach their children how to tell others about Jesus too.  Sometimes parents struggle with how to teach their children, and how to help them know how to talk to others, so this is a wonderful asset for parents, grandparents, and caregivers.

Another wonderful thing about this book is that it is a travel guide for young children. There are many mentions and illustrations of famous landmarks in England.  Young readers will learn about food that is common to England.  They will also learn about modes of travel and words that, although they are English, they have different meanings than English spoken in America.

The illustrations are beautiful. The drawings of Matt & Lizzy, and their dog Bentley, are very colorful and engaging for little eyes. The famous landmarks are very recognizable and will leave a memorable impression on your children.

This book would make a great tool for homeschool families.The story would be great for a reading lesson. Other subject areas to incorporate would be geography, and Bible.

Besides the story, you will also find:

  • scriptures and a prayer to tell your friends about Jesus.

  • a recipe for mushy peas, a food common to England.

  • Bentley’s top travel tips.

  • ways to say "thank you" in different languages.

  • ideas for ways your children can get involved in missions.

  • the flag of England for your young reader to color.

  • questions about the story to reinforce what you learned.

I recommend this book to parents, grandparents, and caregivers who would like to share truths of God’s Word with the children in their lives. It's a great book to sew seeds of discovery into little hearts. God has plans and purposes for each one of us, including your little ones.

Many blessings to you as you and your children explore new places and discover God’s great plan!


*Congrats to Candacerjn! You are the winner of Around the World with Matt & Lizzy! Please send your mailing address to me at bethlisteningtohim@gmail.com.

With my purchase the publisher sent me a copy to give away to one of my readers.  To enter to win, simply leave a comment about one thing that seems interesting to you about this book! A winner will be selected using a random number generator from random.org. Winner will be announced on Friday, March 4th.

To order a copy of Around the World with Matt & Lizzy-England, or to learn more about the mission of Club 1040, please visit http://club1040.com/mattandlizzy/.


  1. Oh that sounds just perfect for our son.. We have been discussing over seas travel and it would help him understanding of missions.

  2. I am considering getting this book for my grandchildren. We are missionaries and I think it may help them understand what we do when we travel to tell people about Jesus.

    1. That's a great idea. I think there are more in the series for you to share too.