As a matter of fact, in the last year and a half our chosen Bible curriculum has not been working out so well with us. She reads her own personal Bible (a HCBS Princess leatherbound edition) but with our previous curriculum the stories and their details just were not sticking to memory for her like it did with history. I decided to still use the recommended storybook Bible with her, but to also have her read the specific story from The Action Bible. At the time we started it was a bit beyond her reading but she started getting all the appropriate answers and details down to memory. I wish we had a way to have introduced her to The Action Bible series when she was younger... and now with her siblings I do because of the fabulous creation of their latest in the series The Action Storybook Bible.
Interactive features include:
Fifteen key episodes from God’s Word—each one loaded with several stories along with over 350 brand-new illustrations throughout. Short and easy readings—for children ages eight and under with rich, colorful images.
Life, Faith, Action! features—conclude every episode and invite families to talk about how God moves in the stories, how to see God in life today, how to put faith into action, and how to easily talk to God with a suggested prayer.
Hall of Fame visual index—the place to look up favorite Bible characters by discovering their icon connections and finding them in the stories.
Available as Hardcover or Kindle (assumedly other eBook editions as well), for the purposes of this review I have had the opportunity to preview an advanced readers digital copy through Adobe Digital Editions on a two-page spread. When my super hero loving, comic book and graphic novel enthusiast, daughter entered the room while I was previewing the sample copy squeals ensued. While my oldest to some on most levels is beyond the necessity of a Storybook Bible, she is just the oldest. I have three other younger children to follow and know at least one of them is already a comic book and super hero fan as well. I know that the format of this presentation of Biblical stories will reach him, and reach him well.
Love it! What I love about this series is that it is an interactive interest-grabbing starter to bring kids into something "cool" that will develop a curiosity and passion for learning further Bible stories. Finding the right medium to introduce your children to reading is of vast importance. Over my years of being a nanny, teacher, and in general observer with each child that doesn't have a passion for reading had not yet found that book which grabbed them and brought them into the amazing power of reading. With reading the Bible it is even more important!
In The Action Storybook Bible does not have comment and thought bubbles, but large boxes of text. It is perfect for the young confident reader or for reading aloud. While only I, and my oldest daughter, have experienced it via the computer I cannot wait to get a copy in hand as I know this is going to be read aloud and enjoyed by all of my children! At the end of each section is a Life, Faith, Action! page pulling out important messages. Lastly, at the very end, there is a Hall of Fame Visual Index which is a picture glossary of characters. This is a great building knowledge tool and I know it is about to become one of the favorites for my kiddos. Will it be yours also?