Hands-On Bible Giveaway

23 Jul

When I saw that Tyndale Publishing was putting out a newer edition of the Hands-On Bible, I was excited.  It has been time for us to get my daughter her own “real” bible.  My son owns the previous version and has read and re-read that bible until the spine completely broke apart.  He has outgrown (in his opinion) the Hands-On Bible but my girl, who is seven and going into second grade, is just the right age.  She has been looking forward to having her very own copy and my son was more than happy to show her his favorite parts and stories.

This book did not disappoint.  It’s filled with extras that make your children want to dig deeper into the stories of the bible.  My prayer is that my children will desire to know more than just the “basics” and I think that the Hands-On Bible is great tool for that.

My kids love:

  • the experiments (crafts or projects that relate to the bible story you are reading)
  • full color pages of “extras”
  • the “Did you know?” questions in the back that pertain to anything from “Who wrote the bible?” to “Does Jesus really want us to poke our eye out if we sin?”

I love:

  • the Jesus connection – At the beginning of every chapter there is a Jesus Connection.  It takes all of the books in the bible and pulls them together for kids (and parents) to discover who the bible points to.
  • the experiments – I guess I’m a hands-on learner too because I had as much fun as the kids making the “extras”.
  • the readability – Normally, I like a word-for word as opposed to a thought-for thought translation, but my children are actually understanding a little more with this translation and I keep my word-for-word translation close by for reference.

I would recommend this bible to anyone for personal use with your children or for children’s ministry workers who are looking for a fun reference to have in their classroom.

Tyndale Publishing has graciously provided me with a gift certificate good for one free Hands-On Bible to give away.

To enter, simply leave a comment in the section below telling me your favorite bible translation, along with your email address by Wednesday, July 28th.  I’ll choose a winner using a random number generator.

Thanks for stopping by!

*I was provided a free copy of the Hands-On Bible for review.  I do not get paid by Tyndale Publishing for liking (or disliking) any product.  All opinions are my own, I just enjoy reading books.

8 Responses to “Hands-On Bible Giveaway”

  1. Reagan July 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    I love the Hands On Bible! Our boys have the Adventure Bible, but we were seriously considering the Hands on Bible. We also have a seven year old daughter who is ready for a “real” Bible. As for translations, my favorite is NKJV, but I really like the New English Standard and the children’s reader Bible.


  2. Sara July 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    My favorite translation is the English Standard Version. I hope I win!!

  3. Heather July 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    My daughter is almost five and I’ve been searching for a Bible for her since she outgrew her Beginner’s Bible 3 years ago. None has been a good fit. I’ve not heard of this one, but it sounds like a good fit. Thanks for the recommendation.

    BTW, I enjoy reading your blog.

  4. lisa July 24, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    I like the Beginner’s Bible, but I think my son has just about outgrown it.

  5. Candace Chaney July 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    You know, I really like the new living translation, but my go-to bible is the good ol’ NIV.

    I’m always looking for a good children’s bible. We have tried several and I really haven’t settled on one. Enter me!!!

  6. whimzie July 27, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    The kids have the Adventure Bibles. I think they’d love this one! I’ve never seen it before.

    Favorite translation? I tend to use the NIV most often but I don’t know that I’ve ever thought of it as my favorite.

  7. carpoolqueen July 27, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    Sign me up! Always looking for ways to get the kids with their nose in the Word.

  8. carpoolqueen July 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Oh, and my favorite translation is NIV.

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