If you or your kiddos are LEGO lovers, I have the neatest Bible to tell you about today! The BlogAbout Blogger Network generously sent me two copies of BRICK BUILDERS ILLUSTRATED BIBLE ; one to review and one to give away to a reader! Read on for more about this charming illustrated story Bible for kids…and keep an eye out for the chance to enter to win a copy.
What is the BRICK BUILDERS ILLUSTRATED BIBLE?
It’s a wonderful story Bible from ZonderKidz illustrated with cartoon pictures of LEGO-like brick-built characters, perfect for kids (and their families!). Written by Emily Danner and illustrated by Antony Evans, BRICK BUILDERS contains 36 short stories retold for children, with colorful shapes and brick-built figures that will appeal to any child who loves brick building toys. This Bible’s stories include 15 Old Testament and 21 New Testament ones, beginning with Creation and concluding with Revelation. Each story begins with the “address” of the actual Bible chapter, then tells the story in words and vivid, bright brick-built illustrations. Then, each story concludes with a “Building Block” take-away from the story; ideas and lessons that children can grab onto and understand for their own lives. This makes it perfect for both reading aloud to smaller children, and even for early or older readers to read on their own. Clever mentions of the word “built” are woven in in various stories…reminding us that God built and made us and the whole world, and is still creating in us and in our own lives.
In the BRICK BUILDERS ILLUSTRATED BIBLE, you’ll find some familiar and favorite stories and characters from the Old Testament:
- Abram (Genesis 15)
- Moses (Exodus 2-14)
- Naomi and Ruth (Ruth 1-4)
- Elijah (I Kings 18)
- Daniel and the lions (Daniel 6)
- and more
The New Testament stories focus mostly on Jesus and many of His interactions with others, as well as some accounts of others closely connected to Jesus (like Mary, John the Baptist, and the disciples). Readers will encounter:
- Jesus, the Loaves, and the Fish (Matthew 14)
- Jesus and Lazarus (John 11)
- Jesus and the Lepers (Luke 17)
- Jesus and the Last Supper (Luke 22)
- Jesus and the Tomb (John 20)
- The Disciples are Filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2)
- and more!
The stories included in this children’s Bible do an excellent job of laying out the redemptive story of God’s involvement with and love for people. Starting with creation and then the fall, the Old Testament stories continue with men and women and their relationships with God, and the way God calls them, works with them, and enables them to follow Him.
The New Testament stories begin with the Annunciation, and continue with Jesus’ birth and the events surrounding it. Then, we meet Jesus as an adult, and see His ministry, leading of His disciples, and see His healings and callings.
The BRICK BUILDERS ILLUSTRATED BIBLE tells the story of Jesus’ betrayal, death on the cross, and resurrection in short, compassionate stories that children will be able to understand; as well as the reasons He died for us all.
And, it doesn’t end there…we get to see the disciples at Pentecost…and the promise of Jesus’ return!
All of these stories are vividly and beautifully illustrated with what I imagine are computer-drawn images of brick-built characters and landscapes. They look so real that you’ll imagine you’re looking at actual brick creations!
THE BRICK BUILDERS ILLUSTRATED BIBLE would be a lovely and wonderful gift for the little ones in your life this Christmas. And…keep reading for your chance to win!
Enter to Win!
The BlogAbout Blogger Network kindly provided one copy of BRICK BUILDERS ILLUSTRATED BIBLE for one FINCHNWREN reader to win! (No LEGOs, just the Bible! :)) Just click on the pink “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you can enter to win in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes on 12/18/18. Best wishes!
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