From the publisher:

The Bible Explorer’s Guide lets children come up close and personal with everyday life during Bible times through photos, maps, and illustrations illuminating, people, places, objects, and buildings of the Bible. What did Noah’s Ark really look like? Who was David and whom did he fight? How did 1st century citizens of Jerusalem live? Each two-page spread is filled with images that bring history alive and drawings that help bring life to people and places that we can only read about. With fascinating, brief text and full-color captivating images, this is a reference that kids will come back to again and again. A great addition to any home or school library.”

My thoughts:

I cannot give enough praise to this Bible reference book for kids!  When I saw this book initially, I didn’t expect much from it, to be honest.  But the topics included are relevant and contain illustrations that help bring some of the abstract notions to life without being too childish or fanciful.  Let’s be real—imagining things like life 2000+ years ago is difficult for everyone, not just kids!

It was originally intended  for children ages eight and up, but it would be an excellent resource for all ages.

This book could easily be broken into daily or weekly lessons, whether for homeschooling, Sunday school, or simply family discussion.   With 1000+ facts and photos, there is no shortage of information to be learned (or re-explored, in case you have forgotten some of the important details!).  One of my favorite aspects is the biblical timeline included along with a “who’s who” section of mini-biographies.

The Bottom Line:  I’m not sure there is a better $10 investment to make in helping create a firm understanding of the Bible and the history of the world.

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