Friday, October 7, 2011

The Family Illustrated Bible by Sally Tagholm

Genre- Children/Nonfictionimage

The Family Illustrated Bible retold by Sally Tagholm and Reference spreads by Peter Chrisp

Published by- New Leaf Press, A Division of New Leaf Publishing Group

Copyrighted- 2011

Number of pages- 356

Age Group- Elementary School Children

Description of book- hardback picture book, list price $24.99, ISBN-13:978-0-89221-704-5

Do your children enjoy reading and learning stories from the Bible?  This book will give your family hours of enjoyment and years of  learning.

Formerly known as The Children’s Bible, The Family Illustrated Bible has stories retold by Sally Tagholm with many beautiful illustrations and photographs.  Peter Chrisp did the reference spreads, which give valuable historical information on topics such as Mesopotamia, the Assyrians, and King Herod.

About the Author- Sally Tagholm has written numerous children's books on history and animals.

What C (girl, age 5, Kindergarten) thought- I liked this Bible. I liked the stories of “Moses in the Bulrushes” and “The Golden Calf.”  I liked the illustrations, especially of Samson and the lion.

Kids my age would like this book. 

What B (boy, age 7, second grade) thought- I like the front cover with Noah and the ark.  Flowers and an elephant are in the background.  My two favorite stories are, “The Good Samaritan” and “The Unmerciful Servant.”  I like the reference section called, “Exile and Return,” in 597 BC when King Nebuchadnezzar II captured Jerusalem.

I thought the whole book was very great.  It would be good for kids my age to read to themselves.  

My thoughts- I thought this story Bible was great!  The stories were well written and as a family we learned a lot of historical information from the reference spreads.  The map at the beginning of the Bible was nice too.  It is always nice to be able to find the cities that are discussed in the Bible.

I would highly recommend this story Bible to all families who have young children and want teach them Bible stories.

Dad’s Thoughts- I like the illustrations.  The information was detailed, but not enough to overwhelm you. The maps and pictures help to show that these are real places, instead of just reading about it, you can see where the events occurred.  Overall it is a good buy.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Family Illustrated Bible, retold by Sally Tagholm, for free from New Leaf Press, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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