Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bible Detective by Peter Martin Illustrated by Peter Kent - Reviewed

About the Book: (from Lion Hudson publishing)
Young detectives will never tire of this picture-search puzzle book. Readers can pore over 17 cleverly illustrated scenes of Bible events to find the answers to the questions posed on each page. Some puzzles involve looking for details of everyday life, others highlight things that happened in the Bible stories – offering hours of fun to readers as they search for the answers. With lots to find, this kind of picture book is particularly great for reluctant readers and visual learners, helping all children get an overview of the Bible’s history and content as they super-sleuth their way through the book. Warning: may be addictive!

My Thoughts:

Bible Detective is a treasure chest of Bible information!  This is not scripture from the Bible, but rather historical information that allows you to learn everything about the culture of the people recorded in scripture! To a child, this book is an endless hunt for fascinating images.  To a parent, it is an opportunity to teach and spend precious, priceless hours with the children in your life! I spent many hours engaged with my own children over the pages of similar books, and I can’t imagine and more enjoyable way to teach Bible history or learn about ancient civilization that brings Bible stories to life!

Be warned parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and older siblings: time evaporates when you sit down with this book!  I’m serious!  You intend to spend just a few moments, find just a couple of images, and all of the sudden a half hour has disappeared and you’re still looking for things!  I love it!! So the Christmas Season is just ahead, and I’ve just solved several gift dilemmas for you! This will be the perfect gift for young Bible scholars – and those who teach them!  Have a blast!! I did!

I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:
Peter Martin has developed a wide knowledge of Biblical history during his many years working in religious education. His years as a parent as well as a teacher make him able to bring his expertise in this field within reach of young readers. He acted as an advisor on The Bible in Its Time, also from Lion Publishing.

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