Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hands-On Bible

One of my first clues about anything geared towards kids is if my daughter claims it as her own. When I opened the envelope from Tyndale Publishers with my review copy of the Hands-On Bible, Hannah immediately took the book and ran to her room with it. She was drawn in by the colorful cover and the promise of fun that it proclaims.




I must say that I was quite surprised with the cleverness of the activities included within the text of the scripture. It is almost like having several object lessons interwoven throughout the Bible. Every experiment that we tried astounded me and really brought home the point that was being made. Each book has an introductory page that sends the reader on a treasure hunt in the book, pointing out stories that may easily be overlooked. The extra material at the end of the Biblical text includes Big Questions, Concordance/Dictionary, and maps among other useful information.



Hannah and I have started using this Bible with our home school work and have enjoyed the added depth and whimsy that this Bible has added to our lessons. The New Living Translation is a well written translation of the original Greek and Hebrew texts. I enjoy reading large portions of text, because of the ease of the language.



The Hands-On Bible is an excellent first Bible, but it is also a great Bible for anyone that wants to help bring a new understanding to the scripture through activities, experiments, and study.



If you are interested in seeing some of the activities in the Bible, you can go here and you can enter to win a prize pack that includes not only a copy of the Hands-On Bible but also a curriculum for your church and copies of What's in the Bible? which I be reviewing here on July 28th. But that’s not all; I am even more pleased to be able to offer one of my readers a copy of the Hands-On Bible. If you are interested in receiving a free copy, leave a comment here on my blog. You can enter once a day until Midnight July 30, 2010.
The winner of the contest is Lisa S. Thanks to everyone for entering to win!

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the excellent review of the new NLT Hands On Bible. I'm going to pick up a couple copies of it for my two sons (8 and 5) because it'll be great for us all to use the same translation during our devotionals.

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  2. We have been wanting to get a new Bible for Sam, and this one looks great! Jeff and I have also been put in charge of the children's ministries.. so this may be something we want to use across the board. Going to go take a peek!

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  3. That bible looks like a lot of fun! I'd love to try some of the experiments in it with the kids.

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