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The Big Picture Interactive Bible {Review}

By Barbie   /     Mar 30, 2014  /     Reviews & Giveaways  /     2 Comments

As a mom with an elementary aged child, I like to keep Bible reading fun and interesting. Although my 10 year old son loves to read the Bible, I find that I am always looking for new designs that will keep his attention and make Him want to read even more.

I was excited for the opportunity to review The Big Picture Interactive Bible from B&H Kids.

Interactive Bible

About this Bible.

The Big Picture Interactive Bible has nearly a thousand features in full color throughout including pictures of key items so children can understand what they’re reading. The B&H Kids Augmented Reality App (free and available for Android and iPhone) creates a digital pop-up book when used with full-color illustrations, bringing the Bible to life for each child. It features the full text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible, a clear, contemporary English translation that’s faithful to the original languages of the Bible. Other features included are:
  • Big Words – Colorful Bible Dictionary entry with photos, maps, illustrations and descriptions of key terms, right in the Bible text.
  • Big Questions/Big Answers – Kids always want to know why. This feature asks and then answers many of the common “big questions” throughout the Bible.
  • Christ Connection – This feature can be found from Genesis to Revelation and will help kids understand how each story points us to Christ and His work for us.
  • Introductions – Basic information about the books of theBible will give kids perspective on the who, what and when for each book as well as “the Big Picture” from that book and key stories it contains.
  • Icons – Special icons are placed throughout the Bible to connect to the Gospel Project for Kids curriculum.
  • Memory Verses – Scripture memorization is much more than “saying the words.” When a child memorizes aBible verse and puts it to practice in their daily life, that child begins to learn how God can lead his life. The top 100 verses to remember are highlighted throughout theBible.
  • Parent Connection – This feature is designed to help parents be empowered to engage deeper in the story with their kids.
  • Seeing the Big Picture – This feature digs into key Biblestories to help young hearts and minds grasp the meaning and provide parents with extra information to discuss the Bible with their kids.

My thoughts.

The cover of this Bible is very soft and durable with a leather feel.  The illustrations are beautiful and really sparked my 10-year old’s interest. One of the coolest things about this Bible is that there are icons on all of the full length pictures.  You can scan them using the B&H Kids Augmented Reality App on your iPhone or Android device, and the picture “comes to life” as it pops up on the page and a short narration of the topic follows.  This is a great way for a young reader to hear a small portion of a Bible story in a fun way.

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God’s Amazing World Review & Giveaway!

By Barbie   /     Mar 23, 2014  /     Book Reviews, Reviews & Giveaways  /     6 Comments
I don’t normally post on Sundays. But I had the opportunity to review this adorable book so I wanted to make sure it fit it into my posting schedule. Thank you for reading and I hope you will enter the giveaway!

As a mid-life mom, I no longer have littles running around the house anymore.  And I am still waiting for the grandbabies to come along.  However, I do teach Sunday School for ages 4-6 at my church, so I love when I get the opportunity to review products that we could use in our classroom!

God’s Amazing World is a beautifully illustrated story of God’s creation for children ages 4-8.

God'sAmazingWorld!

=&0=& Gracie and her cousin Bo explore the seven days of Creation, all without leaving the backyard! As Gracie tells the story of how God made the world, she and Bo find evidence of each day’s work right there around them. When they get to Day 2, the day God created the sky, they take a moment to cloud watch. Day 3 leads them to play in the water, and on Day 6, they imitate the cows and pigs and lions God made.

The first thing I noticed about this book was it’s strikingly beautiful cover.  It made me want to read it.  This sweet, clever picture book by Eileen Spinelli overflows with enthusiasm for God’s Creation, and children will catch the excitement and will begin to view their own surroundings as a tour of God’s lovely world.

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The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted {Review & Giveaway}

By Barbie   /     Feb 12, 2014  /     Reviews & Giveaways  /     14 Comments
marriage *photo credit Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.  Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

I  have been married for 25 years.  We have had our share of joyous times, hard times and sorrow.  No matter how long you’ve been married, there is always room for improvement.  Always.  My husband and I have struggled more in the last five years of our marriage than we ever have.  But even with the challenges, we are committed to each other and we are committed to our marriage.  If there is one thing I know and understand, marriage is work, and couples must be willing to work on their marriage in order to remain satisfied and fulfilled.

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