I was disappointed with the content of the book/study.
Although the "adventure theme" is a great idea; the written material is NOT "child-friendly". I am a certified Elementary/Middle school teacher; and the level of reading and involvement for children is much too high for their minds to comprehend.
I would recommend using this material for high school to college students; but not for younger children.
I like the book, but I wish they would have used a version of the Bible more suitable for kids because I have found the one they use is hard for children to understand. I ordered the books for my Bible School class (age 8-10) and they are having a difficult time with the scripture used for the lessons. I tried using a childrens NIV version, but a lot of the questions do not work with the translation I'm trying to use.
My 8 year old and I LOVE How To Study Your Bible For Kids! The puzzles and cool activities are so fun and quite challenging.
Challenging might be a key word to describe this book and the process it teaches. I will admit my son would probably not learn as much if I were not sitting with him while he goes through the book, but I enjoy being there with him to give those explanations needed. For example, right off the bat, we learn the Bible does not contradict itself. An 8 year old can easily understand that statement, but I added a real-life situation to help: If some angels walked into our kitchen and I later told Daddy, "I saw an angel with red hair!" but you told Daddy, "Three angels came into our kitchen!" did we contradict each other?
We made just two changes to the process:
1) We use his New International Reader's Version (NIrV) Bible instead of the NASB because he can easily understand everything he reads in it. We often compare verses in several different translations, but he does his main study and marking in his NIrV.
2) We take more than one day to complete each "day" in the book. Maybe we're slower than the average folks, but I don't ever want studying the Bible to become a chore for him, so we take it slow and easy and have a great time. He later teaches Daddy and Grammy what he's learned each day, so I know he's "getting" it.
I also want to say that learning to be an "Inductive Detective" is beneficial for more than just Bible study - the skills he's learning will also pay off big in general reading comprehension, research and other academic skills.
In summary, buy and use this book! Then pass it along to another kid. Then to another & another...