We found several ways to "try" this Bible. Speedy used it during our family Bible study time. He also pulled it out many times during homeschool studies that required a Bible. Apple spent some time with it as well. Truth be told, she's the one in our house that enjoys building with blocks the most.
This is a Bible that presents the Word in a straightforward manner. The regular pages are scripture with the exceptions of the Table of Contents in the front and the Dictionary and Great Bible Stories pages in the back. There are no notes or devotions on the regular pages. The glossy pages contain pictures to inspire building and a verse with a shortened version of a scripture story. Those pages give this Bible a hands on aspect that I haven't seen with other children's Bibles.
It's no fun building if all the pieces aren't on the floor, right? Speedy took some time to build a cross. Then Apple and Speedy found the Fruits of the Spirit page. They both made an attempt at a banana. My little monkey pretended to eat his! After looking through the suggested scenes, Apple was inspired to build a small scale version of Pharaoh's temple. Of course I didn't get a picture before the temple became something else!
Even kids that are in church on a regular basis can struggle to get in a regular routine of reading the Bible. A Bible that can pique their interest might be just the key. It may also highlight a verse or story that they haven't focused on before. I count anytime spent on God's word as a success. This Bible would be easy to carry to church or keep in the bedroom for nightly Bible reading. I think this Bible could also be useful for Sunday School and co-op teachers. It could inspire a class building project to go along with a lesson. Zonderkidz could even base a whole Vacation Bible School around a block building theme! Just throwing that out there as a VBS coordinator...
This is a Bible that Speedy will treasure for a long time. I'm hoping to keep it in the schoolroom for use with special studies or stories, but I'm sure it will end up in his room. Well as long as he can keep it away from his sister! I want to file it in my memory bank under rainy day activities. Who am I kidding? My memory bank has been gone. I need to write a physical list!
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