Sunday, July 25, 2010

Review and Giveaway! Hands-On Bible

I recently received a copy of the Hands-On Bible from Tyndale House, and also a certificate that I can give away to one of you!  I had no idea when I requested this that I'd have the chance to bless someone else with one too.  I love doing this!

Thomas has been wanting to have a Bible of his own, so I jumped at this chance.  And I am very glad I did.  What a great Bible!  Bright, colorful, with lots and lots of interesting information, and very high kid-appeal.  The publisher's description will do better than anything I can write:

Jesus taught with hands-on lessons and illustrations. The Hands-On Bible uses the same experience-based learning to communicate God’s Word in an active, understandable way. This new edition features updated tip-ins, a more portable size for kids, an attractive cover, and online parenting helps. With hundreds of fun, memorable activities (A “Do-It” activity in EVERY feature!) and the full New Living Translation text, the Hands-On Bible is packed with activities and experiences that invite kids to crawl inside the Scriptures and “do” God’s Word!
We are having so much fun with this Bible.  The maps at the back are fantastic, and my boys have loved the introductions to the books of the Bible.  The appendix has kid-friendly definitions, and even a FAQ article. 

There are lots of additional resources available too.  There are devotions available, and this same page also has a Bible reading plan, and songs available for download.  At the Tyndale House page, you can download a great excerpt.

Right now there is a drawing going on for 12 family pizza nights, two hardcover Bibles, a Hands-On Bible Curriculum, and all three volumes of What's in the Bible.  It's a bit involved -- but head on over and read about it!

And I'm giving away a certificate for a free Hands-On Bible.  To enter, you must visit the Tyndale House page, take a look at the PDF excerpt, and leave me a comment telling me what feature appeals to you the most.

For additional entries, you can:
  1. Visit the drawing page linked above, view the devotions, and comment on one here.
  2. Follow me with Google Friend Connect and leave a comment stating that you did.  Two entries (leave two comments) if you were already following me.
  3. Visit the devotions page linked above, check those out (you do need to register, but it is free), and comment on what you find.
  4. Publicize this giveaway on your blog, facebook, or something similar, and leave me a comment telling me where.
That's six possible chances.

I will be drawing at the end of the week, entries must be in by midnight Mountain Time Saturday, July 31.  I will email the winner.  If I cannot easily figure out how to contact the winner, I will post on the blog.  If I cannot reach the winner, I will draw a new winner on Tuesday morning.

Disclaimer:   I received this book and coupon for free from Tyndale House Publishers, in exchange for my review.  No other compensation was received.  The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.

32 comments:

Debbie said...

I think my daughter would love the "fun facts."

Debbie said...

I already follow you. #1

Debbie said...

I already follow you. #2

TerriG said...

I would love the activities for my kids.

TerriG said...

I already follow your fun blog.

TerriG said...

I have been following for a few months.

TerriG said...

I tweeted about this.

Vickie said...

I popped over from the Crew. This would be awesome to have for the kids.

Vickie said...

I am a follower as well :D

SisterTipster said...

The devotions are great resources for children's ministry!

SisterTipster said...

following...

SisterTipster said...

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SisterTipster said...

facebook...

Melissa said...

I am now following you =)

Sweetpeas said...

my kids would love the fun facts!

Penny said...

I would love to have this for my child with autism - the devotions look friendly to our autism intervention of choice (RDI), too. Please enter me (and PICK ME, please! *smile*)

Penny

Tess said...

I like the idea of activities that go with the scripture reading like the thumb print.

Tess said...

Following! (Comment #1)

Tess said...

Already following! (Comment #2)

Tess said...

I checked out several of the devotions and I might actually sign up for the women's devo. I liked the emphasis on VALUING women and the work they do in serving God.

Tess said...

I just downloaded the devotions that go with the hands on Bible and I think it is great that tie directly into the Hands On Bible. "Go do activity for Exodus XX" cool!

Tess said...

Me again :) I posted on Facebook about your give away!

Kimberly said...

Oooh, I LOVE the timelines! This is a terrific bible for homeschoolers AND for those of us who also teach Children's Church :)

Kimberly said...

I downloaded the devotions. These look great for Children's Church too. I like the "I Promise" one related to the flood.

Elizabeth said...

This would be great for my sister.

Elizabeth said...

I am following.

Wendi said...

I really like the timeline feature...

Wendi said...

Already a follower (#1)

Wendi said...

Already a follower (#2)

Heather said...

I am following you now! Looks like a Bible my kids would love...

Heather said...

I visited the page with the activities and downloaded the pdf. I can see that my kids would love these ideas...especially the play doh create your own animal. They do that already (we even have a set of wings, feet, and googlie eyes for play doh) and are always begging for more activities.

Heather said...

I signed up and viewed the devotional activities. They are nice. I liked the one about marking important things on your calendar and pointing out to your kids that God already knows what is going to happen every day and He is in charge.