Monday, February 7, 2011

The Beginning Reader's Bible

The Beginning Reader's Bible compiled by Tama Fortner and illustrated by Marijke ten Cate is impressive. First I must say I simply love the artwork in this Bible. Marijke ten Cate has done an incredible job illustrating this collection of scriptures from the Bible. The pictures are very engaging, vibrant, colorful, detailed and visually beautiful. Anyone would enjoy simply looking through this illustrated version of the Bible. This is a collection of various scripture passages from the Old and New Testaments, 13 from each and is not the Bible in its entirety as the title seems to suggest. The translation used is the International Children's Bible, which isn't one of my favorites but I see how it is understandable for children. There is also a resource guide in the back including items like Bible facts, songs about Jesus, and charts for tracking progress. It is a good Bible for family devotions with young children as well as a great first devotion Bible for older children. Included along with each scripture passage is a scripture verse for memorization, an applicable activity to do along with the reading and another scripture passage selected as a prayer verse. I appreciate this relation of read, memorize, apply and pray. It sets up a good practice of how to read through the Bible. We will use and enjoy this book for many years.

I received a free copy of this book from Book Sneeze blogger review program for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not required to provide a positive review.

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