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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Review of Faith Builders Bible

Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}

Zonderkidz has published a fabulously fun Bible that appeals to children especially those who love Legos or any brick building blocks. They sent us the Faith Builders Bible to review and we have been enjoying trying to recreate some of the illustrations included inside.

You may be familiar with Zondervan, who is a world leading Bible publisher. Their Zonderkidz line also offers many other products including children's devotionals, children's nonfiction, I Can Read books, and more. They are also the publishers of the the New International Reader's Version Bibles(NIRV). This version takes the New International Version (NIV) and makes it a translation for a 3rd grade reading level.

Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}
In case you are a new reader here, I feel like I need to remind you of the ages of my children.  I have an almost 18 year old, a 15 year old, and a 12 year old - all way above a 3rd grade reading level.  However, all three of my children still love playing with Legos.  We have a saying in our house that you are never too old for Legos.  We will pull out blankets, sit in the living room together, and have at it.  It had been awhile since we had done this so I think we all had forgotten just how fun it is to build together.  The hardcover NIRV Faith Builders Bible is a wonderful edition to our family devotion time.  It is a complete Bible taking you through all 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. It also includes a dictionary and index of 92 great Bible stories in the back.  It sells for $24.99.

I have noticed that the simple reading text has helped to boost the confidence in several of my children, who think they struggle to read.  I think they are fine and just shy of getting a word wrong while reading out loud but with this version, the shyness melts away!  It was such a great way to end our day.  

The 24 full color illustrations really help bring the Bible to life. We have enjoyed reading the stories and trying to recreate what we saw.  We've also had fun trying to make our own scenes.  The illustrations really help to get those engineer juices flowing.  A word of warning if you do choose to do this at night like we did, it may be hard for smaller children to stop!  It was hard for us to stop!

This is our creation of the Nativity scene.  Everyone pitched in and I think it turned out pretty good.  We simply used what pieces we already had available.

Here you can see our creation of Jesus And The Cross from the one of the illustrations.
As Easter approaches, I will also be sharing some of our creations with my preschool Sunday School class as we read the story of Jesus and His love for us from the Faith Builders Bible. I can't wait to see what they come up with.  I have the larger block sets for them to try.

This was one we created on our own thinking about what we could do as Easter draws near.  They do include a cross illustration.

Looking for a great visual way to learn the books of the Bible? Try this! This is just a sampling of the fun projects available for you inside the Faith Builders Bible.

As you can see, this Bible helps bring the stories to life as you try to recreate what you have learned!  Our entire family enjoyed not only taking turns reading but spending time together creating as well.

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Faith Builders Bible {Zonderkidz Review}
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