Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Family Illustrated BIBLE

Book Description:  An inspiring, insightful, and exquisitely rendered retelling of the Bible for the whole family!

Filled with vivid, full-color photos and illustrations 
Easy-to-read text that describes biblical history clearly for all ages 
Discover exciting facts about the people of the Old and New Testaments.

See the people, culture, and events of the Bible come to vibrant life through images and detailed biblical accounts. Examine a comprehensive map of the lands of the Bible, clear timelines, and other fascinating information found within the pages of Scripture, along with a thorough index. The Family Illustrated Bible is a treasure, beautifully inspiring generations to come.
My Review:  We're one of those families who enjoys reading together, especially the Word of God.  Every evening my husband reads a portion of Scripture out loud to our family as we prepare for evening prayer time.  So, I was excited to review The Family Illustrated Bible.
Our son loves pictures to go with a story or lesson....actually I think we never out grow the pictures....for pictures enhance the story!  This illustrated Bible has beautiful pictures.  Sometimes the pictures are in vivid color and then there are the more black and white pictures that are more muted but tell a story all their own.  
On page 222, "When Jesus Calls his Disciples" there is a black and white illustration at the bottom of the page that depicts Jesus with all twelve of his disciples.  Under the top heading it reads, "Jesus returned to Galilee and went to live in Capernaum, a little town on the shore of the big freshwater lake known as the Sea of Galilee."  This lesson is taken from Matthew 4,9, 10; Mark 1, 2, 3; Luke 5, 6.  The lessons are not like Scripture after Scripture in a "regular" Bible but instead are the true lessons taken from the Bible and put into everyday language.  Even so no truth or words are detracted from the Word of God.
One of my favorite lessons from this incredible Bible is on pages 242-243 in "The Feeding of the Five Thousand."  The picture is depicts how I would imagine the Feeding to have taken place. Under the lesson is a short "summary" that reads, "There was more than enough for everyone."
There is SO much in this incredible Bible!  My family absolutely loves to read it! And that makes it worth it's weight in gold!  
I, also, plan to use this Bible when I teach Sunday School or Children's Church.  This is one of those great assets for any home!
*This book was provided for review by New Leaf Press/MasterBooks*
Can buy HERE!

About the Author:
Sally Tagholm is an award-winning author who has written numerous children's books on history and animals.

1 comment:

  1. I would love a book like this in my house! Great review Tammy!