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Travel through Bible history with this comprehensible exploration of the Bible, following the key narratives from Genesis to Revelation. Perfect as a child's first Bible reference, he will travel through Bible lands and times and discover how the people lived: the foods they... Read More

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Item # 1504465


Item # 1504465

Travel through Bible history with this comprehensible exploration of the Bible, following the key narratives from Genesis to Revelation. Perfect as a child's first Bible reference, he will travel through Bible lands and times and discover how the people lived: the foods they ate, the homes they occupied, the clothes they wore, and the work they performed. There are sections of study questions throughout to further learning, as well as glossaries and FAQs to help understanding.
  • Store Only: Yes
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Apr 1, 2014
  • UPC: 9781859855867
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 239
  • Publish Date: Mar 14, 2014
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 12
  • Audience Age Minimum: 8
  • BISAC: "JNF049170"
  • ISBN: 1859855865

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This is an outstanding Bible resource for children ages 8 -12. Children rarely have a natural interest in studying the Bible. In fact it can be quite intimidating to them. It is our responsibility as parents, grandparents, and Sunday school teachers to not only teach them about God’s word, but also to encourage an interest to study it. The Candle Bible Handbook is just the resource to aid in this.
It gives them their very own Bible study book they can use on their own.
I loved the flexible cover. It wasn’t a paperback or a hard back, but sturdy and easily handled. The pages are quality paper than will hold up to lots of use.
The maps, illustrations, and pictures were outstanding! They were very colorful and gave excellent visuals of places and people being studied.
There is a chapter for all Old Testament and New Testament books. Each book of the Bible begins with a brief, concise, easy to read synopsis of what it is about. Also included are “Frequently Asked Questions”, things that a child would naturally wonder about. Next is an outline of that book, divided into the main parts that are covered and contains the chapters and verses where they are found. A simple explanation of what occurs in those sections is included.
A part called, “Look Out For”, alerts the child to important truths and lessons that occur. There are also “Study Questions” with scripture references for the child to look further into what he has studied. Scattered throughout the book are words that a child might not understand. The word is thoroughly explained and many times scripture references are given. In the back of the Bible Handbook these words are listed with the definition so they can be referred to without having to go back through the chapters.
Also in the back are more excellent resources. “Promises of the Bible” and “Fifty Very Important Passages” Are listed. I liked the use of bold print for the subject and italics for the scripture reference in these two sections. It made it easy to read. Last of all is “Who’s Who in the Bible”, where the most prominent Bible characters are listed with a small paragraph telling about each one.
This is a lot of information but each page is arranged where it is easily accessed. The title, Candle Bible Handbook is very appropriate. Psalm 119:105 tells us God’s word, “ . . . is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” This is a perfect resource for young, beginning, Bible scholars to find that “light”.
I received this book free from Kregel Publications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

A gem to guide in learning about the Bible by Vera on 5/13/2014

Perfect for a child's first Bible reference book and appropriate or ages 7 and up.

Bible handbooks are great tools to have on hand to enrich and/or enable study of the Bible. It greatly facilitates locating key information and can be used to generate interest in specific topics. The Candle Bible Handbook is just such a tool and it is geared for the young or new-to-Bible-study individual.

Beautifully illustrated with drawings, maps, diagrams, and photographs and coupled with concise text, this book will prove to be an invaluable tool for home, church library, or school.

It begins with how the Bible is organized and then follows sections on each book in the Bible which include Frequently Asked Questions, Study Questions, Outline, and appropriate illustrations and maps. I found it interesting that it covers “Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus,” “Life in Jesus’ Time,” The Parables of Jesus,” “Paul’s Missionary Travels,” etc.

Following the books of the Bible, the back of the Candle Bible Handbook includes “Big Ideas in the Bible” such as Atonement, Covenant, Grace, Forgive, Salvation. A Who’s Who in the Bible in the Old and New Testaments provides a brief biographies of key people.

As with all good reference books, Candle Bible Handbook includes an Index in the back. The organization and information in Candle Bible Handbook will also aid in learning how to study using reference books. Truly this is a gem to place in the hands of caring parents who wish to guide their children in learning about the Bible. I just wish I had one available when I was raising my children.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Kregel Publishing on behalf of Candle Books an imprint of Lion Hudson in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.

Great resource for families and homeschoolers by Sarah on 5/12/2014

The Candle Bible Handbook is a very colorful and sturdy reference book that goes all the way through the Bible - book by book. It’s filled with interesting facts, information, “frequently asked questions”, and even study questions for each book. The maps, timecharts, pictures, and photos are of excellent quality and great additions to this resource. This book also has topics in the appendix that cover more on the “big” ideas, promises, and people of the Bible.

As I went through this book, God used it to inspire an increasing desire to go through His Word more regularly and deeper with my kids. This is not a devotional-type book, but would be an excellent resource to add to our learning. I would recommend The Candle Bible Handbook for families and homeschoolers, but also for an easy go to reference book for Christians to add to their Bible studies.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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