Saturday, October 1, 2011
My First Hands On Bible
My First Hands On Bible Featuring the New Living Translation is a new children's bible published by Tyndale publishers. There are so many new children's bibles on the market, but the unique aspect of this bible is that is actually features the word for word text of the bible- the NLT. In contrast to other children's bibles which are simply paraphrases or summaries based on the author's interpretation- this is actual biblical text! Side by side with actual bible text (the easy to understand NLT) are simple cartoon styled illustrations. Dispersed within the text and illustrations are simple prayers, interactive ideas and "Jesus Connection" statements to add clarity and to sum up important biblical ideas. This is a hands on bible for young children- preschoolers. It would not be directed to older children. With the guidance of an adult to read the text, preschool aged children are sure to understand and enjoy this bible. One thing to keep in mind is that it obviously is intended that this bible be read to a child as the text is clearly beyond a preschooler's ability to read and the thin pages could easily be torn. One main thing about this bible that I would change are the overly simple cartoon styled drawings- which artistically, I feel are basically one step above stick figure drawings. Nevertheless this style of illustration is obviously geared towards very young children. As a blogger for Tyndale bloggers I recieved this book for the purpose of writing this review and my opinions are my own.