Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition
"The Adventure Bible Storybook" Review
One thing that I think makes this storybook Bible so good is the illustrations. They just seem to jump off the page. I am not a fan of cartoon-y Bible storybook illustrations, and this book is definitely illustrated very well.
The stories are written well, too. The stories selected are mostly the ones that are more 'adventurous' (hence, the name of the book), but it has a solid selection that paints the complete picture of the Bible. Two things I look for in every Bible storybook that I review is whether each story has a corresponding Bible reference (each story in this one does) and how the storybook portrays Christ's life, death, and resurrection. There are many stories included in this storybook about Christ's life, and the stories about his death and resurrection were written biblically. This Bible storybook even includes some stories about Paul (my husband loved the map of the journeys of Paul!), and about Jesus coming back again someday.
That being said, this is a storybook. Some of the stories are a bit fictionalized in their telling, but I find this to be true of most Bible storybooks. Obviously, Bible storybooks do not replace the real thing, but they can be good to give kids more of a picture of what is happening in the Bible.
Each story in this book has a follow-up adventure-type fact and Bible verse to go along with it. There are also two CDs included that have various people narrating the stories and acting them out.
Overall, this is a nice Bible storybook.
January 14, 2014
Wonderful Gift Idea
Seeing as I am always on the lookout for new ways to teach my preschooler about the bible and the stories within I was so excited to get the Adventure Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition, from Zondervan, to review. ItÃ¢ÂÂs the perfect set for any preschooler and even elementary age kids to learn about all the wonderful stories the bible has inside.
The Adventure Bible Storybook has amazing full color graphics, spilling over every page of this hardcover book, illustrating some of the greatest stories ever recorded. You start at the beginning of the book with the story of creation and follow along, through all the stories you were taught as a kid in Sunday school, until you get to the end where the promise of JesusÃ¢ÂÂ return is fortold.
Through the book, as you read the stories, there are little tidbits of information and verses to remember in the Adventure Discovery and Words to Treasure parts of this book. Every story has these sections to help reinforce the teachings of the story that was just read.
Now, the best part about the Deluxe Edition is the 2 CD (1 for the old testament and 1 for the new) set that comes with it. It reads the ENTIRE book, from beginning to end, for your children. This way, if your child is still a to little to read or they are working on their reading skills, the Cds can help them along the way. There is even realistic background noises so your child will feel like they are right in the middle of the story.
This would make a wonderful gift for children during Christmas time. What better gift to give than the stories of the bible in a beautifully illustrated book along with Cds to make them feel like they are a part of history.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.*
November 5, 2013
The Adventure Bible Story Book: Deluxe Edition, written by Catherine DeVries, illustrated by Jim Madsen, is a wonderful children's introduction Bible.
This Adventure Bible Story Book is perfect for those who are just being introduced to the Word of God. It carries children through 23 stories found in the Old Testament and 28 from the New Testament. The stories are written in an easily understood format, so easy that even those beginning to embrace the joys of reading will have few, if any, problems understanding the narrative of each story.
The illustrations in this publication are simply amazing. They bring to life the specific aspects of each Bible story. Not only do they enhance the story, they transform the entire reading experience. The illustrations for each story comprise of four to six pages, each illustration running across two pages.
Another wonderful aspect of this Deluxe Set are the two listening CDs. For those too young to read, there is the opportunity to listen to the story as they examine the illustrations upon the pages while sitting at home or riding in the car. Either way, the listening CDs will provide a great beginning to what will hopefully be a lifetime of Biblical reception.
The Adventure Bible Storybook would be a wonderful addition to any family. Thus it is a recommended purchase.
Dr. Jeff Krupinski
October 29, 2013
The Adventure Bible Storybook, Deluxe Edition, by Catherine DeVries, is incredible. Beautifully illustrated by Jim Madsen, it includes fifty Bible stories written in a simple, yet exciting, manner for young children. Each story begins with the Bible reference, so one could read the actual story from the Bible if desired. Each one ends with an Adventure Discovery, a bit of more detailed information pertaining to the story, as well as Words to Treasure, a Bible verse that could be easily used as a memory verse.
The Deluxe Edition enriches the Bible reading with two audio CDs. Each story in the book is presented on the CDs with character voices, music, and sound effects. In addition, the website listed, www.AdventureBible.com, is a wealth of extra Bible games and activities for children to extend their Christian education.
I highly recommend this childrenÃ¢ÂÂs Bible. It would be a welcome addition to any home library or church program. It would definitely enhance a Sunday School or ChildrenÃ¢ÂÂs Church service. I especially liked the incredible illustrations and the audio CDs, both sure to draw the attention of young children.
I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.
October 17, 2013