Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book Review: 101 Bible Adventures

101 Bible Adventures: The Ultimate Quest for Truth is a fantastic addition to my home library.

With my youngest two -- ages 5 & 7 -- we've outgrown most of the "story Bible" types of books we own.  I've been donating them to a mission in town, where they hand out free Bibles and Bible resources along with so many other things.

Anyway, this sounded interesting, so I went for it.

From the publisher:
101 Bible Adventures offers kids a high-energy, adventure-filled approach to reading, interacting with, and learning life lessons from the Scriptures. It takes 101 favorite adventure-filled stories from the New Living Translation and puts them into one amazing book. Each Bible story has a brief overview so kids can get a bird's-eye view of the story, a key verse that sums up its meaning, and a Read and Learn application section that challenges kids to make their faith active. 101 Bible Adventures gives kids a great way to explore the Scriptures while highlighting concepts such as building good character; the importance of having good role models; and themes such as forgiveness, love, and God's wonderful plan for our lives.
What I love is that each story is pretty short - two pages long.  It mostly covers the "big" stories of the Bible, but some are not frequently seen in story Bibles of this size.  Like on page 102, you have the story from 2 Samuel 9, where David takes Mephibosheth into his home.  The two-page spread includes:
  • What's up -- a brief 3 sentence summary of the story.  My kids love this.
  • Action Adventure -- this is the full story, from the NLT
  • Key Verse - in this case, Proverbs 3:3.
  • A little one-panel cartoon
  • Now What? complete with an Indiana Jones-style hat -- this has a challenge to the kids, in this case, relating to keeping promises.
This is something I can sit down and read with the kids daily in a fairly short period of time, with a direction of how to discuss the passage... and it engages them.  I love that it is a fabulous step between the picture-filled story Bible and the big thick with lots of words real Bible. 

Disclaimer:   I received this book for free from Tyndale House Publishers.  No other compensation was received.  The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.   

1 comment:

momto8 said...

this sounds fabulous to me! anything that helps my kids grow in their faith I like!!
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