About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Monday, December 5, 2022

CSB Explorer Bible for Kids by CSB Bibles by Holman


 The CSB Explorer Bible for Kids helps kids place God’s Word in the middle of God’s World.

• Engaging features, easy-to-read 8.5 pt text, and full-color design connect with kids’ natural curiosity and help them experience the wonder and truth of the Bible.

• From the two tables of content — one in order and one sorted alphabetically — to the topical concordance and index of Bible stories, each detail is designed to give kids the tools to find their way around God’s Word.

• The CSB Explorer Bible for Kids invites young readers to investigate both the world and words of Scripture, including the history of real people and their cultures.

Engaging full-color designs and clear language will welcome kids of all ages into exploring and understanding the Bible for themselves. With fun facts, timelines, photography, and more, they’ll see the Bible as real, exciting, and life-changing truth.


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Children using this Bible can truly become explorers! As they read this Christian Standard Bible version of God's Word, they're invited to learn about the history and culture of the time and place mentioned. There are color illustrations, timelines, maps, and actual photographs to encourage them to dig deeper. Children of this generation love technology so they will be drawn to the special QR codes that take them to videos, discussion questions, and activity pages. I especially liked that the introduction to each book of the Bible offers children the answers to the important "Who, What, When, and Why” questions and that the words spoken by Jesus are printed in red text.

The title implies that it's for kids but this CSB Explorer Bible for Kids is perfect for the whole family to use. It's a wonderful resource for both personal and church libraries and it would also be a perfect Christmas gift!

Many thanks to Lifeway Christian Resources for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


205 EXCAVATING THE PAST photographs and illustrations connect the dots between the reality of the Bible and important archeological discoveries.

115 EXPLORING CREATION sections help kids wrap their minds around Bible stories and images by explaining them in comparison with modern-day experiences.

237 DISCOVERING THE TRUTH call-outs put a spotlight on the big truths of the Bible — including QR codes linked to engaging videos along with discussion questions that help foster home or group conversations.

79 CHARACTER FIELD GUIDES explain important people in the Bible with fun facts and helpful background like what their name means and who they are connected with.

15 CHARTING HISTORY timelines and maps to show kids when and where specific events connect to the rest of the Bible and the surrounding world.


One (1) copy of the Lifeway Explorer Kids Bible will be given away to a randomly chosen person who answers this question by Saturday, December 10, 2022.  To whom would you give this Bible, if you should win?  This giveaway is limited to US winners only and you must leave your email address (in non-spam format) with your comment.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Egermeier's Interactive Story Bible by Elsie Egermeier

I'm always looking for faith-based books for my eight-year-old granddaughter, so having a chance to preview this very special Bible was a blessing indeed! Please read my thoughts about the Egermeier's Interactive Story Bible and then, enter the giveaway that's listed at the bottom of this post. There is also information about a special discount code!


Bringing the Stories of the Bible to Life

We think Bible literacy is important, which is why we are committed to teaching the story of Scripture. We want to help people of all ages put the pieces together, so the Bible is more approachable for everyone. Egermeier's Interactive Story Bible is a great tool for just that! The captivating illustrations, engaging videos, and the chronological order of the stories make it easy for anyone to follow along. Soon readers will begin to see how the pieces of the Bible fit together and start improving their Bible literacy.

Over Six Million Copies Sold

With over six million copies sold, the Egermeier's series has been helping millions of people better understand the Bible all around the world. This new edition to the Egermeier's series adds a fun, new twist - videos! Throughout the book, you'll find QR codes that can easily be scanned by a smartphone. Once scanned, you'll find an engaging video that accompanies the story you just read about. Older generations will still find the same elements that made Egermeier's great, while the younger generation will love the videos.


Captivating Artwork

The Egermeier's Interactive Story Bible features kids' contemporary, animation-style artwork with vivid colors. The 400+ illustrations throughout the book are sure to grab your child's attention and get them excited about learning more about the stories of the Bible.

Stimulating Questions

For each story in the Egermeier's Interactive Story Bible, you'll find a series of questions about the respective story. These questions help recap the story and make sure that your child truly understands the story. Stuck on a question? There's an accompanying answer key that makes getting the correct answer easy!

Engaging Videos

Stories in the Egermeier's Interactive Story Bible are accompanied by a video.  Inside your book, you'll find QR codes that you can easily scan with your smartphone. You will then be directed to the video that accompanies that story. Kids will be able to hear and see the story told via video with extra Bible facts bringing the stories to life. This will enhance the children’s experience and make Bible learning fun and interactive!

Fascinating Stories

The 312 stories in the Egermeier's Interactive Story Bible are written in a simple style that is great for children 8+. In this book, the stories are told in a chronological order that makes it easy for kids to see how the stories of the Bible are connected. With the help of this book, your kids will learn how the pieces of the Bible fit together from Genesis to Revelation. Help this new generation fall in love with reading the Bible with the Egermeier's Interactive Story Bible!


We all know that today's generation of children is caught up in technology so what better way is there to acquaint them with God's Word than with an interactive Bible? Egermeier's Interactive Story Bible is a wonderful way to introduce young people to God's Word and to keep them wanting to learn more. Many of the stories have QR codes that allow them to hear the stories read aloud and video links that allow them to see the stories being drawn before their very eyes, but I'm very glad that there are also traditional stories that require them to read the words for themselves. Technology is great but reading the written word should never be discouraged! Scriptures references are provided and I also love that there are questions at the end of each story to encourage further thinking and discussion. There's also a wealth of information in the added bonus material, including extra Bible facts, parables, prayers, and full-color maps.

I've always believed that books make wonderful presents and the gift of a Bible is special in its own right. Egermeier's Interactive Story Bible targets children ages 8 and older and it would be a great first Bible!

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via FrontGate Media. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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