Topic: Homeschool Product Review
You have heard the saying "honesty is the best policy" haven't you? Well, I am about to make a few very honest statements in this review of the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids and I want you to pay close attention. Here goes.
Honest statement number 1. This is one of those review items that almost as soon as I received the package from Lifeway Christian Stores, it was confiscated by one of my three children. In this case it was my middle child Joshua. The day that I got this very colorful hardback covered book he was off with it and I barely ever saw it again. Oh I would see it occasionally. Like when he would be curled up in a chair looking through the fantastically illustrated pages or when it was placed carefully, like a prized possession, on the end table by his favorite chair. Other than that, he nor the book was to be seen.
Which leads me to honest statement number 2. I was never really able to look through the book until today. I had to physically hunt the book down which I finally found on said end table beside said favorite chair. Before I tell you what I found, though, let me quickly insert:
Honest statement number 3. This could also be one of those "I've got a secret" moments when I reveal a hidden truth about myself. Anyway, when I was young, I loved looking through Bible dictionaries. I don't know what it was, but they just appealed to me. Since my dad was a minister, I didn't have to go far to find one. I recall a rather large one that I would often take off of the shelf and peruse. Unfortunately it was way over my head in many ways. Try as I would to read the descriptions, I would usually have to settle for the black and white pictures and illustrations. Still they fascinated me.
Now for honest statement number 4. My first thought after opening and looking through this book was "how I wish I would have had the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids when I was a kid". I would have soaked it up. The pictures are colorful and the explanations are written on a child's level. I learned some things just in that short time that I never knew before. And I have a degree in Bible from a Bible college! This book has everything that you could think of and is written in a way that is interesting to adults but understandable to a child. And as I mentioned before, the pictures and illustrations are colorful and plentiful. Almost every entry has a photo or chart to go along with it.
I really do love this book and can't wait to use it in the Bible Clubs and Day Camps that we conduct in our ministry. My wife works with ladies that have very little knowledge of the Bible and this would be great for her to use as well.
Now for honest statement number 5. I do a lot of reviews on my blog, and I always try to say something good about every item. After all, the company has generously provided items for me to use free of charge. The least I can do is try to say something positive about every product even though that product might not have worked well with our family.
The way that you can tell if I really like an item or not is to look for expressive words like "love". They are always sure signs especially if they are underlined. Also, look for lots of exclamation marks. We are trained to let our words do the talking and not use a lot of exclamation marks, so if you see one in a review that I have written, pay attention to it.
So, honest statement number 6 is - I really love the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids!!! Can I make it any clearer than that?
As I mentioned before, the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids was sent to me by Lifeway Christian Stores. If you click here or on any one of the hi-lighted links above you will get to the page on their website for this great book. I think it is well worth the price of $14.99! (notice the exclamation point) Many other folks on the TOS Homeschool Crew received this same item and you can find what they had to say by clicking here.
Now, finally, honest statement number 7. I always close each of my reviews the same way, but I really do mean it when I say - Happy Home Educating!
As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew I was sent a free copy of the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids from Lifeway Christian Stores in order to use and review on my blog.
Updated: Wednesday, 26 January 2011 11:29 PM CST
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