Book Review: 101 Bible Adventures

101 Bible Adventures: The Ultimate Quest for Truth
By
Carolyn Larsen

I love when I get the opportunity to review kid’s books. My kids and I always have a great time checking out new books and it gives me the chance to review based on how my kids react. I’m always looking out for new ways to really help my kids connect with the truth of God’s Word, so I was excited to see this book listed as one of my choices on the Tyndale Blog Network.

Here’s what mediacenter.tyndale.com has to say about 101 Bible Adventures:

101 Bible Adventures offers kids a high-energy, adventure-filled approach to reading, interacting with, and learning life lessons from the Scriptures. It takes 101 favorite adventure-filled stories from the New Living Translation and puts them into one amazing book. Each Bible story has a brief overview so kids can get a bird’s-eye view of the story, a key verse that sums up its meaning, and a Read and Learn application section that challenges kids to make their faith active. 101 Bible Adventures gives kids a great way to explore the Scriptures while highlighting concepts such as building good character; the importance of having good role models; and themes such as forgiveness, love, and God’s wonderful plan for our lives.

My Thoughts

My favorite thing about this book is that it doesn’t just dummy things down; it contains text straight out of the New Living Translation of the Bible. I really like the way they take the time to explain a little bit about the story before going into the biblical text; this is in a section called “What’s Up.” I know that it can be hard to understand what’s really going on while reading the Bible, so this little bit of background included with each story really helps kids grasp the truths in God’s Word. After each reading, there is a short section called “Now What?” that gives kids a chance to think about how they can apply what they’ve read in their own lives. Another thing I really like about this book is that the author has picked out a key verse for each story that really sums up what it’s about; it’s really awesome to be able to take such huge stories and bring them down to one super important key verse to really help kids understand.

Our family really enjoys reading this book together; we’ve been using it as a short family devotion before bedtime. The kids, ages 5 and 6, are really engaged in the stories and are filled with answers when it comes to the “Now What?” section. I look forward to reading more of this book with the kids and getting the chance to really see them understand and gain knowledge of God’s Word. According to Amazon, this book is best suited for ages 7 and up, but my kids really enjoy it.  I would suggest this book to anyone looking for a way to share God’s truths with their families.

Buy the Book

If you’re interested in checking out this book you can find it on Amazon and ChristianBook.com, as well as many other retailers.
Disclaimer:

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this review. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.

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