Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids

61AuxDR47XL__SS500_Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids
Published at B&H Publishers

About the Book

The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids helps children ages 5 to 10 better understand more than 750 Bible terms through vivid design and clear, concise definitions. More than 500 of the featured words are paired with full-color photographs, illustrations, maps, or reconstructions to enhance comprehension.

This unique reference tool is perfect for church classrooms, families, home-schooling environments, Christian school classrooms and libraries, church libraries, and public libraries.

See it for yourself! Download the PDF sampler here. (45MB)

My Thoughts

This book is an absolute must for any Christian families and for homeschoolers who are teaching their kids about God and the Bible.   It is jammed packed with definitions, pictures, maps, charts, pronunciations, illustrations and much more.  It is very organized and bright in color.    I also like the fact that is is not packed with too much information in one page.   It is easy to read for the kids when they would have to search for a specific word.

My oldest son immediately jumped on it when we received the book and flipped through the pages.   It is organized by alphabetical order and will define any words found the Bible that need some explanation.   For example, the term salvation is define is clear and concise words that a child would understand.  My son, age 9 1/2, particularly like the special charts found here and there throughout the Bible Dictionary.   He immediately stopped on the FOODS IN BIBLE TIMES pages and proceed to determine which of these food he had eaten so far…  Let me tell you that I thought it was interesting coming from a pre-teen boy!   I better watch my cupboards and fridge in the future as I heard that teenage boys can eat a lot…   Having gone through the pages, he discovered that he never had figs or lamb.  I guess we will have to expand our taste buds in 2011 to include these two products.    Anyone have any idea on how to eat figs?   I can figure the lamb but honestly I have no idea on how a fig should be eaten…

As I mentioned earlier, this book is beautifully organized and very colourful which will grab the attention of any children I find.   It even spark my own interest in reading it and discover more about the Bible through it.

This Bible dictionary is an important book to have in every Christian household as well as for homeschoolers.   I find that my kids always have specific questions on certain words, places, people mentioned in the Bible.  Now they have a beautiful book to refer too when needed.

The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids is available at your favourite bookstore, even at amazon.ca.

Disclaimer: Thanks to LifeWay Christian Stores for sending me to above mentioned book for review purpose through the TOS Homeschool Crew. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.  All opinions expressed here are only my own.

1 comment:

  1. We got this book for our ministry and have been loving it! Check out my full review here: http://www.growingkidsministry.com/ages-and-stages/spiritual-milestones/bible-study/bible-dictionary-for-kids/