Wednesday, December 19, 2012
LOVE!!! #Giveaway too!
So I told you a few days ago about my love for Bibles. Apple & Speedy love them as much as I do (Hubby too!) and we all have several different versions. Specifically Apple has 4 and Speedy has 4 as well. They've received them from church, for Easter, etc. About a year ago, I began looking for a Bible reading plan for Apple. She loves to read, she devours books, and she often reads her Bible but I have felt like she needed more direction. In all my research I still haven't found a reading plan specifically for children. I'd love a plan that directs her to read the Bible while avoiding some of the.....ahem.....touchier places such as Lot and his daughters. Know what I mean? So my search has been futile. I'd sort of given up and taken to randomly giving her passages to read in addition to her daily devos.
When I heard about the Deep Blue Kids Bible, I was excited! I wanted to know more about this Bible. Would it possibly be what I had been looking for? YES YES YES!!!!! Now I don't want to mislead you, there is not a specific reading plan in this Bible BUT this Bible is laid out more like a story book. It is in the Common English version which is a "denomination-neutral Bible." What I can tell you is it is a version that is totally appropriate for 7-12 year olds. It doesn't take anything out of the Bible text (that I can see) and it doesn't add anything to the Bible text itself. What it does add is 3 characters- Asia, Edgar, and Kat- that will help guide your kids through the Bible. This is exactly what I had been imagining for Apple. A Bible with little facts sprinkled throughout the books of the Bible, tons of resources at the front and the back of the Bible, and in-text notes and features to engage your child into the reading. Want more? It includes engaging artwork from the front to the back. My child is going to read this Bible, learn the word of God, learn the books of the Bible, learn the background of the books, and understand how to relate those words to her own life. And someday soon, Speedy will receive a copy of this same Bible. It's great for girls and boys!
So the resources are what I want to leave you with. I think it's important to know just how much is included. A glossary with age appropriate definitions is in the back. A table of contents in actual order and alphabetical order is in the front. Beautiful colored maps in the back from National Geographic. My favorite....a section titled "I Wonder What to do When I Feel......" with verses to point our children in the right direction. Y'all it's beautiful. It's an answer to prayer for my family. I'm SO excited that the publisher has also given me a copy for a giveaway. Excited?!?!?! Just leave me a comment with your email address. That's it. I want this to be easy for you! I won't be able to end the giveaway in time to mail it to you in time for Christmas but I want this into one of you hands SOON so I will end this on Sunday at midnight CST. Comment until then (1 per person), share with your friends, and look into more information about the Deep Blue Kids Bible. Now I'm off to wrap this beauty for Apple to open Christmas morning. She's going to be SO excited!
I received a copy of this Bible from the publisher for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.