Wednesday, January 18, 2012

101 bible adventures {review}

101 bible adventures

Overview

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.

Review

I really love how this book is organized.  It's pretty easy to find the different "adventures" in the index if you know where they are in the Bible as they go in order of where they appear.  It would have been nice if they would have also included the adventures arranged alphabetically for young readers who are unfamiliar of the Bible reference to find easier.

reading a book

I also love that it has an application at the end.  I always love applications. :)  After Joshua read the story of Joshua in the book, I asked him what he thought about it.  He liked the layout.  He especially liked the overview at the beginning.

Each "adventure" is only two pages long.  I really think it helps the Bible not seem so overwhelming to read for kids.  Don't think for a minute, though, that two pages isn't enough.  Between the overview, the story (taken straight from Scripture), the application, the key verse (which would make a great memory verse), and the cute little comic at the top (great for our visual learners), those two pages really pack a punch!

Look for 101 Bible Adventures in stores now!

Disclosure: I received 101 Bible Adventures for free from Tyndale House in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own. 

8 comments :

Elisa | blissfulE said...

Nikki has memorized the key stories of the Bible using The Picture Bible. It makes for some funny moments, such as yesterday when she asked Michael if he was Hosea.
Michael: "Yes"
Nikki: "Wow, then you're a prophet!"
Michael [a little uncertain]: "Uh-huh."
Nikki: "And I'm your wife, Gomer!"
Obviously some of the Bible story was lost on my innocent little girl... but I'm OK with that at this age. :)

jamiejoy said...

I love reviews on Bible resources! My kids just got the Action Bible for Christmas and have been absolutely loving it.

amy b.s. said...

what an interesting and fun way for them to be involved.

MaryAnne said...

I bet this presentation really helps them remember the stories!

{amy} said...

It sounds good! For what age(s) of children is it recommended?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I can see this one on the Little Men's future reading list! Thank you, Jen. blessings ~ tanna

koralee said...

Perfect...I am a teacher at a Christian school...and would love to have this...thank you soooo much ...Happy Thursday to you. xoxoxxo

Val said...

Looks like a great book. Do you think a kindergartener would enjoy it, or is it for older kids?

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