"Bible Facts: Candle Discovery Series" by Anne Adams, edited by Dr. Tim Downey
About the book: Bible Facts, part of the innovative Candle Discovery Series, provides fascinating details about life in Bible times on a wide variety of topics including customs, daily living, education, government, occupations, travel, and warfare. The unique presentation, including recipes, newspaper-style headlines, and classified ads, is certain to engage children.
My thoughts: First of all I would like to say that I have found the "Candle Books" for children beautifully presented, well bound, factually correct, Biblically sound, and engaging to the child. I have reviewed Candle children's Bible story books, "first" Bibles, and others. I wish I had had access to these when I was raising my five children in the 1960s and 1970s.
Christian parents desiring to help their children learn Bible lessons, history from the periods covered in the Bible, and other Bible facts will value the opportunity to use Bible Facts for their children's edification.
In Bible Facts the author and illustrator have used photographs and beautifully drawn color illustrations to fully engage the imagination and attention of the learner.
The first "chapter" is about tent making. Did you know that woven goat hair comprised the tent panels? I didn't. From tents, the text moves on to houses and their design and function. Did you realize that animals were kept in the house at night? And then around the tent and house, the preparation of food and types of food consumed was covered. So a section is devoted to baking and meal preparation.
Other topics included are Music, The Sabbath, Great Jewish Festivals, The Roman Army, Medicine, The Synagogue, and others. While the book is most likely for ages 7 to 9, but I believe it will be beneficial earlier and later. It is one of those rather timeless books that is even good to have on the coffee table for browsing.I heartily recommend Bible Facts.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of Bible Facts from Kregel Publishing in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are my own and I received no compensation for this review.