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.
The winner of the contest is Lisa S. Thanks to everyone for entering to win!