Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hands-On Bible, NLT

The revised Hands-On Bible, NLT takes young readers on an adventure through the Bible with games, activities, recipes, interesting fun facts and more. These hands-on activities help engage kids in learning about the Bible and in doing so helps them understand and remember more. Each book of the Bible begins similar to a study Bible with a section about the book. Much like a study Bible it shares what the book is about, highlights what you will be reading about like key Bible stories of that book and a timeline of events including additional historical events. But the information is geared to a younger audience and reading level. The hands-on activities pop up throughout the text as you read through the Bible relating to the various passages your child is reading. It really makes a great family Bible to read through with your child.

I am impressed by the quality, quantity and creativity of the activities in this book. When reading about hospitality there is a recipe for your children to serve as they host their friends, so they can practice what it means to be hospitable or in Genesis for the creation story a suggested activity is to make your own modeling clay (recipe included) and then come up with your own 'creation' of an animal, plant or rock. I love practicable applications for learning. This is our first Bible for the kids that is not a picture Bible. I like that it’s an actual copy of the Bible just packed with lots of engaging and educational extras to keep young kids' attention and enhance their understanding of the Bible.

I received a free copy of this copy from Tyndale Publishing's review program. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not required to provide a positive review.


  1. Very cool! I'm going to enter! I'm also now following your blog! Very cute! I LOVE books!

  2. You are welcome!! Thank you for linking up to MGM!! :o)

  3. I love the concept of a hands-on Bible! It fits with Montessori concepts of hands-on learning and just seems like a fun way for young children to enjoy studying the Bible.

  4. I'm going to go enter your giveaway, thanks so much for hosting this!
    I am a new follower from Meet&Greet Monday, so glad to have found your blog and look forward to reading more. Hope you have a wonderful evening!


  5. Interesting review. I'll have to look that one up. Thanks! :-)

  6. I will have to check this Bible out for my kids. Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Mingle Monday!

  7. Great review and I've heard someone else recently talking about this as well. I'm going to have to check into one for my son!

    Thanks for joining in on Mingle Monday! I hope you have a great week!


  8. Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. Your blog is very sweet! I am following you too...

  9. Love hearing about this Bible--I know what a couple of my grandchildren are getting for Christmas or birthdays!

    Michelle, thanks so much for asking about a blog button. As of today, I do not have one--tried to design one yesterday and will let you know as soon as I get that done. Thank you so much wanting to include me.

    Love, D.

  10. I have got to get "my" hands on this book! lol! Thanks for the review...this is great!
    I am following you back! Look foward to reading you blog! have a great day!

  11. Hi...I found you on Allied Moms! Great blog. Love the idea of this book and I am definatly entering! Now following you! Thanks for some great reviews.
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    Katrina Cole

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