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Posted November 17, 2010
We recently received the "My Creation Bible" by Ken Ham in the mail, and I LOVE it! For someone who has at least 4 or 5 children's Bibles, this one only adds to our collection. It is board-book style, so pages cannot be easily ripped out, and if it is drawn on, I can wipe it off. It also has a handle on its side, which makes it very easy for my two year old to carry it around (and fun!). For a child just starting to get into dinosaurs, it is very neat to a children's Bible that includes dinosaurs in the creation story. My son is still in the stage where he likes books that rhyme, so this Bible is perfect since its sentences rhyme with each other (although a little cheesy, but what kid book that rhymes isn't?). It is also nicely illustrated and has tons of animals throughout, which makes it fun to talk about all that God created. It makes me want to do a preschool lesson on creation! My only dislike about the book is that it goes from the tower of babel straight to the Cross. I understand that, since it is a creation Bible, it covers the first few books of Genesis, but the transition seems a little rough for a children's book. Other than that, I am very pleased to add this book to our collection.
Thanks to New Leaf Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book. They only asked for an honest review. All opinions are mine.
Posted October 29, 2010
As a blogger for New Leaf publishers I had the opportunity to review the illustrated board book, My Creation Bible by Ken Ham. Although the word "Bible" is in the title, perhaps a more accurate title would be: "My Creation Story" because the word Bible seems to imply a more complete, children's version of a bible, while this particular book is a brief story about creation. Nevertheless, this unique book was a pleasure to read as well as informative- blending both facts of creation with the bible story as told by the book of Genesis.
The text of this story perfectly covers the basics of the bible's purpose, as well as the Genesis account of creation, the flood and the tower of babel. The simple cartoon illustrations are just as informative as the text! For example, illustrations go along with the text, depicting the flying creatures and sea creatures made by God on day five. Not only are traditional common birds depicted in the illustrations but the extinct Archaeopteryx is depicted as well. Furthermore, when the creatures of the sea are illustrated, prehistoric sea creatures are depicted side by side, with modern day sea life. As for land animals, extinct dinosaures are depicted along side modern day mammals. Regrettably, it seems that the "Loch Ness" monster look-a-like does not make it into the ark and is apparently left behind- based on the illustration.
As the animals exit the ark after the flood waters subsided, the reader will see ancient reptillian animals along side the elephants and kangaroos. Underneath the mounds of sediment hills, which apparantly were created as a result of the shifting soils during the flood, various fossil skeletons of prehistoric sea creatures and fish are depicted side by side with ancient extinct reptiles and dinosaurs. This deceptively simple book tells a greater story with the short easy to read passages as well as the illustrations that any child will appreciate and understand. As a blogger I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Posted October 25, 2010
I love when books have a CD that someone can read the book as my children follow along with them. It makes my life a little simpler.
I appreciate the message of this book. Although, I would not call it a Bible. It is based on few scriptures turned into rhymes. The CD itself just tells the story and does not have other songs on it.
My 8 year old actually enjoyed it more than my 4 year old. She enjoyed the poems. My 4 year old enjoyed looking for the goat.
For younger kids, it might have kept their interest more to have had an "I SPY" approach. Have something they could look for on each page as the parent reads the story- just a suggestion.
Overall, it is a cute book and would be great for a road trip!
Blessings to you! You are loved!
Note: I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated. The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.