This advice is coming from a guy who typically does not like storybook Bibles. And I've already recommended this one here and here. If you don't have one, or if you know a child who needs one, buy a copy.
Boys will be enamored with the graphic novel format and (as the title implies) the fast-paced action. And most girls will enjoy it as well, for the sake of the stories themselves.
I love it because of it's maturity, compared to most storybook Bibles. Editor Doug Mauss included a breadth of topics (over 200 accounts from God's word) and illustrator Sergio Cariello should be praised for his life-like drawings (I detest when mid-Eastern characters look more like Anglo-Saxons).
More ResourcesPublisher David C. Cook has now released three new books as companions to The Action Bible. I was sent a copy of each to review. (And one to give away, but more on that below.)
The Action Bible New Testament contains 67 stories from the New Testament. However, these are not new stories; the same ones are found in the original. It's like the "Gideon's Bible" of The Action Bible. For the little bit extra of a cost, just by The Action Bible, not this NT-only version.
If there is anything I'm more leery of than a Bible storybook it is a devotional Bible. I've used devotionals, and have enjoyed them to an extent, but I find that most of them to lean on the side of "moralism" -- leading the reader to think that Christianity is about doing some good deeds. The Action Bible Devotional is no exception. It's not a bad tool, as long as you are diligent to teach your child that following Jesus and knowing Him is not about good deeds and spiritual disciplines.
One for You. And you?I bought our family's copy of The Action Bible over two years ago, and the only thing I regret is not purchasing one earlier. But there is good new for you.
The publishing company will give away a copy of The Action Bible to one of the readers of this blog. And I have double good news. Since I already have one, I will also give away the copy they just sent me. We will have 2 winners!
Here's the deal:
- I will give away one copy of The Action Bible to someone in the Allendale (SC) area, and another copy will be mailed to a winner who lives somewhere else.
- To have a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog. Be sure that I have your name / contact info. (You can let me know through any method on my Contact page.) And if you are having trouble leaving a comment (oh, Blogger), contact me.
- You can earn a bonus chance to win if you share this post on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc). After you shared it, just leave another comment telling me how you shared it.
The contest ends at noon (EST) on Wednesday, March 27.