I must admit…this is the type of Bible I’ve been looking for. Not for myself so much but for the children and families in my ministry. You see, we love the Preschool Bible and we love the Action Bible but we lacked a transitional Bible between the two age groups. Thus, we now have the “Treasury of Bible Stories: Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times” to fill the gap. Here is a short video explaining this new resource, a review & a chance to win a free copy for you or your ministry.
- Visually- I love the illustrations! The visual telling of the story- in my humble opinion- is very important in a children’s Bible. Most kids that “read” children’s Bibles usually won’t be reading words as much as looking at the illustrations. These illustrations in “Treasury of Bible Stories” are detailed, visually capturing and effectively balance telling the story & the emotion of the story being illustrated.
- The “rhythmical rhymes”- When I read that this Bible was written “rhythmical rhymes” I was very suspicious. However, I loved it! Makes me feel like a Biblical rapper…ok, too far. But in reality, while testing it at home with my kids, I found that the rhymes created a fun interaction and catchy phraseology that can help internalization of the God Story- for kids & adults.
- Age- As mentioned in the beginning, the “Treasury of Bible Stories” is a wonderful bridge between the toddler/preschool Bibles to the elementary aged Bibles. A difficult transition because the these two age groups can be quite a gap.
- Um, Early Church?- “Treasury of Bible Stories” noticeably ends at the accession of Jesus; leaving out the work of the Holy Spirit, the building of the early church and the saga of the Apostles. Not sure the reason, but I would of loved to see the “Treasury of Bible Stories” illustrate & share the stories of the early church because the Holy Spirit is an important character for the children to get introduced to.
Giveaway David C. Cook has graciously offered to giveaway a free copy of “Treasury of Bible Stories” to one lucky reader on my blog. There are two ways to enter this giveaway (choose one our do both for double the chances): -Way #1-
Comment below on how you inspire families to read the Bible together during the other 6 days of the week.
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Giveaway ends on Sunday, Sept. 21.