Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Book Review: My Keepsake Bible


My Keepsake Bible by Sally Ann Wright compiles Bible stories and prayers along with room to record milestones in your child's life.  

This is a sturdy padded hardcover book.  It measures about 8x6 inches which is an ideal size to read together cuddled up at bedtime.

The illustrations are vivid and attention grabbing.  The familiar stories like Jonah and the Great Fish,  Daniel and the Lions Den are included.  As well as stories that do not often appear in children's Bible story books such as the story of Gideon and the Lord providing for the Prophet Elijah.  I enjoyed reading the prayers that are based on actual Bible verses.  I found that detail to be particularly edifying as I consider it to be necessary to pray according to the Truth in the Word of God.

What makes this Bible storybook a keepsake is that there is room to record your child's milestones as well as document your family tree.  Doesn't that make it extra special?  There is a dedicatory page and a table of contents which I thought was really helpful

My 5 year old daughter loves Bible story books.  She enjoyed the stories of Samuel and David and Goliath as well as the prayers.  I would recommend My Keepsake Bible, as it would be a great addition to  any library and a great gift for a loved one.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. - See more at: http://www.tyndaleblognetwork.com/5_nav/guidelines.php#sthash.y47bxsU3.dpuf



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Book Review: I Can Learn the Bible

I Can Learn the Bible by Holly Hawkins Shivers is a weekly Scripture memorization devotional.  She adapts, O.S. Hawkins' (her father) The Joshua Code, to serve as a guide in assisting parents in helping their children develop a passion for the word of God.

It is so very important for children to be equipped with the Word of God in which they can stand firm against the attacks of Satan and the offers of this world. I believe this is an important tool to assist and equip young minds with the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.

This is a sturdy hardcover book measuring approximately 8x6.  It fits very comfortably in my 5 year old hands.  The writing and the language used is appropriate for the targeted readers in the age range of 4 through 8 year old.  The illustrations, while not overly cartoonish, are delightful and engaging.

I did not deem it necessary to write about superheroes as the author did in week 18.  Although, I do understand how she might want to relate to children and their parents on a broader level….it should be kept biblical and leave the fantasy out of Christian literature.  

In spite of the aforementioned, I would recommend this book to parents looking for supplemental material for Bible memorization for their children.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Book Review: KJV Note-Taker's Bible


My daughter has a note-taking Bible and I was interested in having my own copy.  I was delighted when this Bible was made available for review.

The King James Version Note-Taker's Bible features include words of Christ in red and a double-column format.  It also stated that it provided "generous, wide margins for note takers". However, I would have to disagree with that statement.  The margin is just a little over an inch wide on the left/right side and bottom of the page.  Hardly adequate space to record notes especially if you are prone to write big.

What I did find to my liking was that the typeface was a bit larger than what you would normally find in a two column Bible.  It was comfortable and easy to read.

Included is a concordance for reference which I always find helpful for a Bible to contain.

The King James Version which is the most accurate translation of God's Word was as always a blessing to read.  

Although I don't think I will be taking any notes in this particular Bible (for lack of adequate journaling space) it is a lovely hardcover edition of God's Word that will be a blessing to read and own.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Friday, October 31, 2014

Book Review: NKJV Adventure Bible

The New King James Version Adventure Bible is an amazing Children's Bible that is presented with beautiful color illustrations in a hard bound cover. It has a jungle theme which is appealing to both boys and girls. This Bible is geared towards 8-12 year olds. It has an abundance of features which include:

  • Life in Bible Times—Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days 
  • People in Bible Times—Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible 
  • Let’s Live It!—Hands-on activities help kids apply biblical truths to their life 
  • Did You Know?—Interesting facts help kids understand God's Word 
  • Words to Treasure—Great verses to memorize 
  • Book introductions, a concordance, and 8 pages of full-color maps 

Before each book of the Bible, questions are presented to give the reader an idea of what they will encounter as they read the text such as: 

                      Who wrote this book?
                      Why was this book written?
                      What happens in this book?
                      What do we learn about God in this book? 

Answers to the questions are provided and serve as a great platform for further discussion and explanation by the parent. 

My daughter enjoyed flipping through the Bible and seeing the full color maps. We enjoyed reading the Book of Esther, and the NKJV translation is clear enough for her to understand and comprehend the Biblical principals of the story. 

This Bible provides many great extras such as information of "famous" children of the Bible, songs and even activities that can be shared with the whole family. I highly recommend this Bible for any child for the clarity of the NKJV translation and the many in depth and comprehensive features this Bible has to offer. 

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