Monday, February 29, 2016

TOS Review: Faith Builders Bible


Faith Builders Bible
Disclosure: I was given a complimentary copy from Zonderkidz through Schoolhouse ReviewCrew, in exchange for an honest review. 

Zonderkidz Faith Builders Bible  is an amazing way of combining the love of scripture with the love of brick-building.  This Bible comes in the New International Reader's Version (NIrV), with over 20 pages of colorful illustrations.  Each of the illustrations comes with a short summary of what the event is pictured, and a Biblical verse to reference.  The back of this Bible also comes with a short dictionary and a suggested list of wonderful Biblical stories, and what pages they can be found on.

This was our first New International Reader's Version (NIrV) Bible, and I am glad that there was a few pages to describe what this version is.  It is actually based on the New International Version (NIV), but has been made easier for children and those learning to read to understand.  Some of the words are shorter, and some of the names and places have been inserted into the scripture to make it clearer for children.  There are also sections labeled in a chapter or a title given to a set of paragraphs to help the child know what the significance of that section is about.  It is still accurate, as it was checked using the Greek New Testament and Hebrew Old Testament.

Faith Builders Bible
My sons and I have been studying the Old Testament so far this year in our homeschool studies.  It was an exceptional time for us to receive the Faith Builders Bible  because some of the pictures cover the stories we have studied, such as the animals of Noah's Ark, and the Ten Commandments.  We also had an amazing time building the wall of Jericho out of building bricks, and trying to crash all of them down.   

This Bible is also versatile as it can be used with younger and older children.  As a homeschool Mom, I loved that it has a dictionary in the back because you could use that for vocabulary lessons.  I also enjoyed the quick reference guide for suggested stories.  My sons thought being able to do a Bible lesson and make things with building bricks was pretty cool.   The illustrations don't come with directions on how to build them.  I was upset about that at first, but then I realized that the illustrations are there for visual aid.  It gave my sons a chance to be creative, and build the scene or event the way they imagined it would be.

There was much effort and time that went into making this edition of the Bible.  It really does seem that the publisher, Zonderkidz did a wonderful job in picking this Bible to be a NIrV because it was meant to be viewed by children.  It is ingenious that they combined this edition with  illustrations of Biblical events, built with building bricks.

Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}

I would definitely recommend this Bible to anyone who has a child that loves to build things with building bricks.  How awesome would it be for a child to get to know the words of scripture because of this amazing concept of a Faith Builders Bible!  Building bricks is not even just a boy thing anymore either! My niece asked for building bricks (in girl colors of course!) for both Christmas and her birthday last year.  My sons love reading about Biblical stories and making things with building bricks, so this Bible has found a very special spot in our home.

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Blessings,

Kelly

Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}

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22 comments:

  1. I had no idea this was out there! My son loves Legos, so I'm sure this would be a big hit in our house. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi, Beth! My sons have a very special spot next to their Lego bin for this Bible. I hope that if you are able to get this for your son, he enjoys it as well! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  2. My kids would love this! They love Lego's!

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    1. Hi, Rebekah! My sons thought this was so cool! It is such a brilliant concept to include brick building with an age appropriate version of the Bible for children. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  3. My son is OBSESSED with Legos, and I think this would be perfect for him! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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    1. Hi, Trena! I hope your son enjoys this Bible. It is so much fun, and is a great way to have kids learn scripture. Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  4. These look like so much fun. Thanks for linking this post up to Family Joy Blog Link Up this week. Have a wonderful rest of your week.

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    1. Thanks, Charlene! It was a lot of fun. My sons are enjoying this Faith Builders Bible very much! Thanks for hosting Family Joy Blog and for commenting! Hope your week is wonderful as well :)

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  5. Love the Lego connection! I've never reviewed a Bible, and have been reluctant to do so, but you've done such a nice job of sharing this one!
    Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Michele! What a wonderful compliment! We had a ton of fun getting to review this amazing children's Bible. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a fantastic week :)

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  6. My boys would love this. Combining two things we love to do. I am so glad that I saw this. I am going to have to check into it. Thank you for sharing this with us at Sitting Among Friends on Wednesdays. I look forward to seeing you next week.

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    1. Hi, Jaime! Whoever thought of this idea is a genius! My boys love being able to look in the Bible for Lego ideas, then ask me to read what scripture is there. Pretty awesome! Thanks for hosting Sitting Among Friends and hope you have an amazing weekend :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing your review at The Book Nook at Create With Joy, Kelly! Zonderkidz publishes AMAZING Bibles for youth of ages - this one sounds like a wonderful resource for younger children! :-)

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    1. Hi, Create With Joy and thanks for hosting The Book Nook! They really do a fabulous job of making resources children (and adults!) love and can understand. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  8. Thanks for this recommendation! My son just got into Legos (he's 5) so this sounds like the perfect book for him :)

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    1. Hi, Victoria! Too cool, my boys are 4 and 6 and they thought this Bible was awesome! Hope your son will enjoy this wonderful Bible as well. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  9. I just recently saw this on Amazon. Looks great! I know my boys would love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Faith Filled Parenting.

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    1. Hi, tialea2 and thanks for stopping by from Faith Filled Parenting! It is such a great idea to combine Legos and scripture. Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

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  10. My boys still love their's - it's a fun bonus to use the building blocks with Bible stories. Thanks for sharing with the #CozyReadingSpot

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    1. Hi, Marissa and thanks for stopping by from the #CozyReadingSpot! It was such a great combination! I am glad to hear your boys still enjoy theirs as well. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  11. This looks like so much fun! Seems like it would pair really well with the Lego challenges that Proverbial Homeschooler often makes. Thanks for being a part of the Booknificent Thursday reading community this week!
    Tina

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    1. Hi, Tina and thanks for hosting Booknificent Thursdays! That is a wonderful idea! I love all of the Lego challenges she does! Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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