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My Favorite Bible: The Best-Loved Stories of the Bible – Review

Photobucket My Favorite Bible is a 376 page Bible storybook designed for ages 4-8, covering both the Old and New Testaments.  It was written by Rondi DeBoer (a homeschooler) and Christine Tanvald, and is illustrated by Ariel Pang.  The illustrations are adorable and appealing.  The “Note to Adults” at the beginning of the book points out the 77 butterflies children can have fun finding throughout the book, and notes some ideas for the use of the book, including making a Bible Story Binder with your child.  At the end of each story is a Family Talk page and a Family Fun page.

The Family Talk pages include:

  • Faith Foundation – a statement corresponding to the story
  • Key Verse – from the Bible which can be used as a memory verse
  • Statements and questions for family discussion

The Family Fun pages include:

  • Activities and/or crafts corresponding to the story
  • Two or three options are included on each page, so choose one or do them all

My 7 year old daughter particularly loved the activities.  She read this Bible every night before bed, independently, and would then share the Talk and Fun pages with me.  I love the way the words are arranged on the page, and the fonts that are used to illustrate the story.  For instance, whenever God speaks, the words are set in large font, “I am God Almighty.”  And when Jesus ascends, he goes into the sky with the words “Up Up Up” increasing in size.  At the very back of the book is a wonderful “The Gospel Explained” section, complete with Bible verses and a prayer for your child to invite Jesus into his/her life.

My Favorite Bible would be fantastic for any parent to read to their child, use in their homeschool, or in Children’s Church.  It retails for $16.99 US (and is currently $14.50 CDN on Amazon.ca).

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Author:

Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.