The Big Picture Interactive Bible
The bold full color graphics and extensive full color illustrations and photographs make this bible inviting to pick up and read. There is color everywhere. It is clear that the publishers produced a bible with children in mind. Highlighted verses and a magazine styled interior will draw the readers attention to the bible text as well as highlighted side bars of useful information to apply. Full color maps and additional bible resources add extra value as a study bible. These resources are often overlooked in many kids bibles. Every page has either an illustration, photograph or graphic. The modern cartoon styled illustrations are faithful and artistic. They are reminiscent of computer styled graphics and will appeal to young readers as well as older children. Within the text and illustrations are special icons that lead the reader to additional multimedia online resources. These online resources are optional and do not detract from the bible reading experience. This unique feature is the B&H Kids Augmented Reality App (free and available for Android and iPhone). When the links are accessed it is like a digital book. Overall, This is a good choice for first time bible readers and it is a good bible that young readers will not quickly outgrow. If you are going to own one single children's bible, I would recommend this bible. Parents will be impressed with the quality and quantity of content. The varied style of the pages of this bible will keep children engaged.
In sum, some notable study and entertainment features included are....
- Big Words - like having a Dictionary with photos, maps, illustrations and descriptions of key concepts right in the Bible text.
- Big Questions/Big Answers - Q and A feature that answers many of the common "big questions" children will ask throughout the Bible.
- Book Introductions
- Special icons are placed throughout the Bible to connect to the interactive multimedia Gospel Project for Kids curriculum.
- Memory Verses
- Seeing the Big Picture - This feature is an idepth look into key Bible stories to help kids to grasp the meaning and also provide parents and educators with extra information
As a blogger I received a copy of this book for the purpose of writing this review.
.The Big Picture Interactive Bible is published by (B&H Kids)