February 3, 2017

Book Review: The Story Travelers Bible


The Story Travelers Bible, as created by Tracey Madder and illustrated by Tim Crecelius, is an intriguing and educational way for children to learn about the Bible. 

With full-color illustrations, this book incorporates biblical stories from the viewpoint of the three Story Travelers. 

According to the back cover: "The Story Travelers--Lana, Munch, and Griffin--go on the adventure of a lifetime, with front-row seats to some of the most captivating stories in the Bible.... Your child will be drawn into the Scriptures like never before, learning new things along the way about the geography, culture, and lifestyle of biblical times."

While learning about the Bible, the story travelers engage in adventures from various books of the Bible. From the Old Testament, there are 14 stories from Genesis, six from Exodus, one from Numbers, four from Joshua, three from Judges, one from Ruth, four from 1 Samuel, two from 1 Kings, three from 2 Kings, one from Jonah, two from Daniel, one from Esther, and one Ezra and Nehemiah. Some of the 43 adventures from the Old Testament include the following chapter titles: The Journey Begins, A Very Long Cruise, Detour to Egypt, Rules of the Road, A Secret Trip to Jericho, Going in Circles, Quest for a New King, Voyage to the Belly of a Fish, Four Friends Far from Home, An Overnight Stop in a Den of Lions, and A Very Long Walk for a Queen.

From the New Testament, there are 29 from at least one or a combination of two or more from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, 12 from Acts, and one from Revelation. While some of the 42 adventures from the New Testament include the following chapter titles: The One Who Will Prepare the Way, Journey to Bethlehem, A Mad Dash through Jerusalem, Down to the River, Follow the Leader, An Unusual Way to Travel by Sea, Staying with Friends, A Trip up a Tree, A Parade for Jesus, All Together One Last Trip, Nobody Travels Like Jesus, Paul's First Missions Trip, and A Dangerous Traffic Jam. 

Throughout this hardcover book, there are sidebars about geography, culture, fun facts, and memory scripture verses, as well as sidebars titled Build Your Faith and Think About It. Plus, the story travelers are featured in the Introduction and Conclusion of the story.

The Story Travelers Bible is easy-to-read and entertaining for all ages, yet particularly geared towards elementary school age children. Highly recommended adding this book to your child's library.


Note: I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.  

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