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Tyndale Hands-On Bible NLT {review and giveaway}

337692: NLT Hands-On Bible, Softcover NLT Hands-On Bible, Softcover

By Tyndale House

Jesus taught with hands-on lessons and illustrations. The Hands-On Bible uses the same experience-based learning to communicate God’s Word in an active, understandable way. This new edition features updated tip-ins, a more portable size for kids, an attractive cover, and online parenting helps. With hundreds of fun, memorable activities and the full New Living Translation text, the Hands-On Bible is packed with activities and experiences that invite kids to crawl inside the Scriptures and “do” God’s Word!

My Thoughts

The Hands-On Bible will bring joy and delight from both boys and girls. This is one cool Bible that I wish was around when I was growing up! This Bible is more than just a Bible as it includes a huge variety of activities, crafts, fun facts, science projects,  and many more great things that are sure to get your child to engage! I love all the extra content added as I know it’ll impact kids to learn even more about the Word of God as they take each of the extra activities pertaining to the lesson to heart.  Also, this Bible would be fantastic for family Bible time, as it can get the whole family to come together in learning about our God and savior!

To this date, I have found that the New Living Translation of the Word one of the easiest to read so I praise this Bible for sticking with this version for kids.  This Bible is packed full of so much information from how to use the Bible, to understanding and living the truths told, key verses to apply and take to heart, Biblical character bios, dictionary/concordance,  full color maps, and so much more! I can’t say enough about this Bible!

The Hands-On Bible is a a wonderful gift idea for any family that has children and it’s a perfect gift all around that I’m sure will greatly be appreciated by kids of all ages.   With MYHANDSONBIBLE.COM the whole family can be involved with the Hands-On Bible. You can download free music, get family devotions, and much more.

View a free sample of the Hands-On Bible. You can find Hands-On Bible at many wonderful stores.

Win a copy: One of my readers will have a chance to win a certificate to use toward the purchase of a free Hands-On Bible (Hard Cover).


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Disclosure: I was sent the Hands on Bible for review purposes because of my membership with the Tyndale Blog network all thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.

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Indestructibles {review & giveaway}

It’s not often that I’ll be so excited to go off and purchase a whole set of books but Kaaren Pixton has redefined the world of books for babies and parents alike with her fantastic variety of titles in the Indestructibles series!

I wish I had known about the books when my first child was much younger, she would have loved them and I wouldn’t have had to worry about her destroying any books. We all know that little babies love to gnaw and are a bit rough trying to master those fine motor skills. Books get left destroyed and not all at usable for your next child or grand kids! So it’s fantastic news that there are books now out that can take the wear and tear of young babies!

Indestructibles is honestly every parents answer for books even if they don’t know it yet!  Their line of books are completely baby safe!  They are water-proof, tear-resistant, and baby-durable! These books don’t have any words but do feature very stimulating illustrations of birds, bugs, and more. My two year old daughter actually loves when we look through them together and we make up our own little stories. So honestly people, these books are great for all ages, just let your imagination take you.

We plan on purchasing the rest in the series because we know without a doubt that baby number two is going to love them! These books are wonderful keepsakes and would make wonderfully unique baby shower gifts! I consider them a real steal for only around four to five dollars each!

Win It: Indestructibles is generously offering  a set of three books to one of my readers! (USA and Canada only)

To Enter: Visit Indestructibles and let me know which title interest you!

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Disclaimer: I was sent a book from Indestructibles to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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Bible Jumble for kids by: Christopher Hudson with Megan Chrans {book review}

Bible Jumble for Kids

by Christopher Hudson with Megan Chrans
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Games/Word & Word Search
ISBN 978-1-4143-2696-2
Ages: 8 and up
SRP $9.99

The Bible Jumble for Kids is a fun puzzle book that features a total of two hundred Bible based and themed puzzles! There are six categories which include: traditional jumbles, mystery person jumbles, jumble detective, jumble criss-cross, find the jumbles and Bible passage jumbles.

If kids are a little lost or just can’t figure out one of the puzzles,there is a themed Bible verse reference at the top of the page. Also, all the answers are in the back of the book.

An example of jumble in the Mystery Person category is as follows: Mystery Person #20 “One Who Washed His Hands” verses Matthew 27:11-26. Clues include Jewish Religious Leader, Not Guilty, Something Unexpected, and To Let Go to name a few.  And if you haven’t figured it out, the jumble is referring to Pilate.

I think this a great book for kids! You can easily bring it along on vacation for those long flights or the seemingly never ending times on the road! Though not limited to vacation times, your child can enjoy this Jumble book any day of the week and it could even be incorporated into a daily or weekly personal Bible study lesson.

You can take a peek of Bible Jumble for Kids by Christopher Hudson.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Bible Jumble for Kids for kids 8 and older by Christopher Hudson from Tyndale House Publishers.

I Review For The Tyndale Blog Network

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FIRST: Let’s Have a Daddy Day by King Kingsbury

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Let’s Have a Daddy Day

Zonderkidz (April 13, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of ZonderKidz for sending me a review copy.***

My daughter is a big fan of this book! The illustrations are quite eye catching and the book is a very easy read as it has a fun rhyming style.  My daughter enjoyed me reading this book and asks for it every night before bed. This book as simple as it may be illustrates a big lesson that whether plans don’t go as you wish that being together is what really matters in making wonderful memories together.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury has written more than forty of her Life-Changing Fiction titles and has nearly sixteen million in print. Dubbed by Time magazine as the Queen of Christian Fiction, Karen receives hundreds of letters each week and considers her readers friends. Her fiction has made her one of the country’s favorite storytellers, and one of her novels, Like Dandelion Dust, is under production for an upcoming major motion picture release. Her emotionally gripping titles include the popular Baxter family novels, the 9/11 Series, Even Now, Ever After, and Between Sundays. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest with their six children, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. You can find out more about Karen, her books, and her appearance schedule at her website.

Dan Andreasen lives in Medina, Ohio, with his wife and three children. He has illustrated more than thirty picture books. When his daughter was asked by her first grade teacher, “What kind of work does your daddy do?” she replied, “He colors.”

Product Details:

List Price: $15.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 13, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310712157
ISBN-13: 978-0310712152

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Let’s Have a Daddy Day

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If I Could Ask God Anything by: Kathryn Slattery {children’s book review}

I was given the opportunity to review ‘If I Could Ask God Anything-Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids’ by Kathryn Slattery as part of the Thomas Nelson Book Sneeze book club. This is a wonderful book that answers all sorts of questions that children have or may have when it comes to learning about God and the Bible.

This book is set up wonderfully! All the questions are broken into eleven groups; God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, The Bible, Christianity, Prayer, The Church, Christian Seasons and Holidays, Being a Christian Here and Now, Being a Christian Forever and Ever, and Big Questions.

Each of the questions asked are explained and always backed with scripture taken directly from the Bible in which is sometime listed or you can look it up yourself as a reference.

This book can be used for more than when those certain questions come up, but you can take this book and use it as a Bible Study to sit and do along with your own child or perhaps in a Sunday school children’s church class!

I know in the years to come, I’ll be using this book in my own home with my children. This book is recommended for children of all ages. I would say whenever your child starts asking the questions, it’s time to start looking to this book as I know each child matures in their own time.

Thank you to the Thomas Nelson Book Sneeze Club for providing me a copy of this book for review. I was not paid for my review and the opinions expressed are my own.

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The Adventures of Pookster & Bubs by Rhonda Funk {children’s book review}

In The Adventures of Pookster and Bubs, you’ll be introduced to sister Pookster and brother Bubs. Both in their everyday lives learn some pretty important lessons and principles to take to heart directly from the word of God.

In the story Pookster & the Unloose Tooth by Rhonda Funk, Pookster learns a valuable lesson about patience when it comes to loosing her two front teeth after forcefully causing one of her teeth to come out when it just wasn’t ready!

And in the story Pookster and the Practically Perfect Pickle, Pookster learns the importance of loving and unloving attitudes through her words which could be sour to those that are sweet much like pickles.

I’ve found each book to be illustrated perfectly by Eric Kieninger in a fun comic style. And with each of the books in this series a read along cd is included that is narrated by the author and her own children whom were the inspiration for these fun stories! I personally appreciated the sounds effects that were added to the reading of this story in which making it more visual to it’s readers and listeners.

I love that at the end of  each of these books, there is a section called What I’ve Learned and on the final page a Bible verses that relates to the lesson taught that your children can memorize if they so choose! And the fact that these books are perfect for both boys and girls alike is just another great feature.

I really enjoyed reading these books and I have no doubt that when my daughter is a little older that she’ll enjoy listening and reading these books as well. I look forward to more additions to the Pookster and Bubs series.

Pookster and the Unloose Tooth & Pookster and the Practically Perfect Pickle can be purchased from Amazon for $9.59 for paperback and 2.99 on the Kindle.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of these books for the purpose of reviewing them. Books were published by VMI Publishers. Copyright 2010. ISBN: 1935265407

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