Sunday, January 30, 2011
The Beginning Reader's Bible Illustrated by Marijke ten Cate Published by Thomas Nelson
I love this book! It is beautiful and the illustrations are captivating. The text is from the International Children's Bible so it is easier for a young reader to read and understand. Each new story has a title and lists the book, chapter and verses it contains. Each chapter and verse is marked as it would be in a full Bible and you can easily reference your Bible for further information.
Throughout the Beginning Reader's Bible you will find memory verses, activities, and prayers to make the story more personal to your child. The back of the book contains resources to help your child study her Bible. There is an old and new testament chart so the child can track his reading, lists of the twelve apostles, twelve tribes of Israel, songs, and a memory verse chart. This 192 page, hardbound book is large(9x9) which allows for many details in each illustration. Even if your child is too young to read he would enjoy studying the pictures as you read aloud to him.
I was so surprised when I received this book. It was large, beautiful and not what I expected for a beginning reader's Bible. I thought it was going to be full of large print with the Bible stories told in easy to read words. This Bible is for a reader who is reading well on her own. My seven year old daughter picked it up and read for an hour before taking a break. In two days she has read half of the book!
This will be a popular book in my house for read aloud time and for my younger readers to read on their own. If you are looking for a beautiful Bible storybook I highly recommend that you take a look at this one!
I received a free copy of this book and have shared my honest opinion.