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About the product/service: As part of the TOS Homeschool Crew I received a free copy of The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids from Lifeway Christian Stores so that I could check it out and let you know what we think!
While I'm at it, I thought I'd let you also know I checked out the website and Lifeway Christian Stores look like a great place to buy Christian resources. You can shop online, or if you're lucky enough to have one in your area, you can shop in one of their stores. They sell just about everything you can think of from books and DVDs, to church supplies and furniture!
Anyway, getting back to the book, it's a beautiful hardcover book with over 200 pages which explain over 700 Bible terms. There are lots of photos, illustrations, and maps which make everything easier to understand. The book is geared towards ages five to ten, but is valuable for anyone wanting to learn more about the Bible!
What are the pros of this product? This book has lots of color and is layed out so that it is very visually appealing. Even though it is a dictionary, it has a bit of an encyclopedia feel to it. With all the tables and illustrations and such, it's much more than a book with words and definitions.
What's not to like? I think the only thing not to like is the fact that it's marketed to young kids. I think it should be marketed to families! It's great for adults too!
The Crazy Mom take: This is a fabulous resource. It was kinda funny, because Sane Man usually don't get too involved in the products I review, but he happened to be home when the book came and he opened it up. He must have spent an at least a half hour looking through the book! He kept finding things and showing them to me! Of course the kids enjoy thumbing through it too, and so do I! A fabulous resource. :)
Happy Bible Studying!!!
What's the bottom line? $14.99
I am going to give Alphabet Beats 5 out of 5 smileys!!!
Check it out! http://www.lifewaystores.com/lwstore/product.asp?isbn=0805495312&mscssid=PNLFDPCKDV5X8H1692U2Q99SWK3TD72A
See what my fellow TOS Crew members have to say @
*The Smiley System:
I can't really recommend this product.
This is a good product, but isn't right for everyone.
Most homeschool moms will find this useful.
This is great, and I would recommend it to anyone!!!
Disclaimer!!! I reviewed this product because I am a member of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew. I was given the product by the vendor to use and evaluate in my home so that I might share my insights with others. Other than receiving the product, which I kinda have to to be able to assess the product, I am not compensated for my reviews in any way. I am in no way obligated to give a positive review. I do try to point out negatives when I see them, though I am admittedly a pretty easy going gal! What you read are my honest assessments of the products I receive.
As with all products, you must do the research before buying. Please visit the the other crew members' blogs, the vendor websites, and any other review sites you might find before buying. I can't guarantee that a product will work for you. You must decide what will fit with your teaching style, and your child(ren)'s learning style(s). I do not judge anything other than the educational value of the products I review. I am not qualified to make judgements as to the safely of any product, and I make no guarantee that the products I review are safe for you, your family, or anyone else. I am simply giving my opinion; only you know what is best for you and your family.
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