Has anyone noticed that tomorrow is the 31st of October and I am only on Day 20 of my 31 Days series? Good! So glad you were unaware of my
laziness business! Now forget I said anything!
Seriously, this month has been cray-cray and I feel terrible that I haven’t posted about all the books yet! I really am going to get to them, I promise. But I might intersperse a few non-book posts in between because only writing about books for 31 days makes my other to-write list very long!
Now, let’s get to the book.
I was asked to review Adventure Bible Handbook: A Wild Ride Through The Bible right in the middle of this series so I couldn’t pass it up! It’s basically a comic book that sends a group of modern kids back-in-time to all the main stories of the Bible. It also includes all these classic paintings of Biblical events and has sidebars filled with information akin to the internet. Lydia loved looking through it (except the Valley of Dry Bones chapter…).
The story is of three kids that hook up with some super smart time-traveling tour guides in Israel. They go on this tour to find their lost archeologist dad and end up having the adventure of a lifetime–including giving their hearts to Jesus and foiling a world-wide-time-wide plot to steal Biblical artifacts. You basically learn along with the fictional characters.
This one is less Adventure Bible and more of an introduction to the Bible stories and Story as whole. Although, they hit a ton of stories. We’re talking Ehud, Song of Solomon, Peter and Cornelius and even 1, 2, 3 John! They also give actual references for each story so you can read it in the Bible. The more I read it, the more I dig it! (That was an archeological pun, in case you missed it.)
I think this one is perfect for tween boys–the comic book format, the website-ness of it and the additional story on top of the Biblical accounts. I also think it would be cool for an older kid because they could easily read the whole book on their own–then asking them to read the actual Bible in it’s entirety might not seem so far-fetched.
So, are you adding these books to your Christmas list yet? Because y’all? It’s almost November which, as you know is just PRE-CHRISTMAS. *frantically running around to make to-do lists* Anywhoo. I hope some of these Bibles make it under your tree this year!
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