Thursday, October 03, 2013

Wow! I'm Blessed.

I have more reviews of my new book- The One Year Book of Bible Trivia--before it's even been released than I have of any other one book. Some of my books have no reviews! Of course I know that this is because Tyndale sent copies to people to be reviewed, but those people did not have a write a positive reviw. They were asked to write an honest review. And not everyone likes the same thing in books.

This is a really cute book. It's actually more of a devotional than just trivia. It is set up to where each page is for a different day of the year. Then it asked a question and gives you multiple choices or true/false options. Then it discusses the scripture the question was taken from with a little devotion towards the end followed by the answer and the verse where you get the answer. My oldest daughter and I went through the entire book looking at the different questions and answers and of course there were things we all remembered from growing up reading the Bible. You know the familiar stories we heard in Sunday School. But then there were things asked that I hadn't thought of or remembered.

We thought it was a really interesting way to start out the day. Gives you something to think about and chew on while putting scripture into your hands every day. I think it's a great book for ages 10-14 and its available in both paperback and e-Book formats.

I feel this is a book that is well put together, gives great application to the lives of kids and will inspire the kids to delve more into scripture. This is a great asset to any home.

The One Year Book of Bible Trivia for Kids

I found this book to be very informative and it does appeal to kids at least 5 years old and up in my very personal recent experience. I'm simply saying this because I tried doing the devotions in this book with a younger crowd and it wasn't that they didn't understand exactly, it was mostly that there are better books geared towards toddler, some similar in this line. Also most toddlers I have encountered don't yet know the stories as well as their older siblings so they aren't as interested in answering the trivia. I even went so far as to poll some willing adults in the use of this book and they also found it enjoyable and were impressed that it had come from a book geared for children.

The devotions are indeed very manageable and I would suggest using them before heading out the door in the morning or right before bed, sometime when you can actually focus. These are not "on the run" type devotions.

My only complaint with this book is that the Bible verses listed in the book are either from the New International Version or International Children's Bible, but they don't' appear to be marked at the bottom of the page and often I had to look through a few versions of online Bible software to figure out exactly where the quote was coming from, and it is confusing for children at times if their Bible doesn't match. I try to keep to using the same Bible translation as what they children use in their classrooms. Because this was a review copy this might have just simply been overlooked and remedied later, it is hard to say.

Overall I enjoyed the book and would recommend it. I plan on putting our copy up and trying it again when my children are school age. Their older brother who is in 3rd grade this year does enjoy using this book when he is with us for visits.

     In regards to her comment about the devotions, they all use the New Living Translation, which is Tyndale's translation, unless I need to exact words of another version in which case it should be noted on the devo.

The One Year of Bible Trivia for Kids contains answers that many have about the Bible and answers it in an easy-to-understand way. Each devotion includes a question and answer along with Scripture to go along with the question and a short story or thought to get you thinking. It also includes something for you to apply to your own life in regard to that day's topic.
I have enjoyed going through this book and we have been using it in our homeschool routine each day. The book says that it is for children up to age 14, but I would say that it is for anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible. If you have questions and are wanting answers that are easy to understand, this is the book for you. This is the perfect homeschool resource and would also be helpful in family devotions or nighttime family Bible time. I can highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to dig deeper into God's Word!

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