Monday, May 12, 2014

Book Review: Candle Bible Handbook



This is almost like a study Bible for children and teens.  The content reminds me of the chapter introductions in my favorite adult study Bibles, but it's written in a language that children can understand.

Each book of the Bible has an overview, an outline, frequently asked questions, key words, and study questions.  It also has a "Look out for" section that lists the major themes in the book.  It's full of brightly colored pictures and maps for visual learners.  It has 2-page spreads on other major topics, such as the Tabernacle Tent, Jerusalem, life in Jesus' time, Paul's missionary travels...

The appendix includes more collections:
Big ideas in the Bible (key words and their definitions)
Promises in the Bible
Fifty very important passages
Who's who in the Bible (key characters and a paragraph about them)
Index

It has a durable soft cover, so it will survive hefty use.

I would recommend this book to any young person that wants to learn more about the Bible.  I think it's especially suited for children ages 9-14.

I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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