The Bible Explorer's Guide: 1,000 Amazing Facts and Photos #Zonderkidz


I just love books that can provide a solid learning experience for children. The Bible Explorer's Guide is one such book. As you may have guessed from the title, this one gives kids a thorough look at life during Biblical history, by focusing on the people that lived during those times, and the many places and things mentioned in the Bible.

The Bible Explorer’s Guide lets children come up close and personal with everyday life during Bible times through photos, maps, and illustrations illuminating, people, places, objects, and buildings of the Bible. What did Noah’s Ark really look like? Who was David and whom did he fight? How did 1st century citizens of Jerusalem live? Each two-page spread is filled with images that bring history alive and drawings that help bring life to people and places that we can only read about. With fascinating, brief text and full-color captivating images, this is a reference that kids will come back to again and again. A great addition to any home or school library.

The Bible Explorer's Guide is very reminiscent of a National Geographic book, full of gorgeous full-color photography of people, places and artifacts. It's no secret how much we enjoy those books in our home, but to have one that is based solely on facts and photos from Biblical history makes this one even more special. There is no shortage of information to be found in this guide–from ancient tablets about the Garden of Eden to the size of Noah's Ark and how many animals it could have possibly held, to a map that shows places where key events had occurred during Jesus' final days on Earth. There really is a lot to take in and learn in just one reading session.

The book has a hardcover with about 80 pages of intriguing facts and references. It was created for children ages eight and up, but even younger children will be fascinated with the photographs and pictures throughout. There's really a lot to learn in this book. In fact, adults may pick up a thing or two (or three). I, myself, discovered details that I had never even knew. There are also a few extras in the back like a Bible timeline and a who's who section that provides mini-biographies of people from both the Old and New Testaments.

The Bible Explorer's Guide also opens doors to further discussions and learning opportunities. It's the kind of book that can be used for extracurricular learning or as part of a Bible study plan. I personally think it would also make an excellent tool for a homeschool unit study, since there are so many different topics that can further be examined.

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