Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Candle Bible Handbook by Terry Jean Day & Carol J. Smith

About the book:  Travel through Bible history with this comprehensible exploration of the Bible, following the key narratives from Genesis to Revelation. Perfect as a child’s first Bible reference, he will travel through Bible lands and times and discover how the people lived: the foods they ate, the homes they occupied, the clothes they wore, and the work they performed. There are sections of study questions throughout to further learning, as well as glossaries and FAQs to help understanding.

My thoughts:  Perfect for a child's first Bible reference book and appropriate or ages 7 and up.

Bible handbooks are great tools to have on hand to enrich and/or enable study of the Bible. It greatly facilitates locating key information and can be used to generate interest in specific topics. The Candle Bible Handbook is just such a tool and it is geared for the young or new-to-Bible-study individual.

Beautifully illustrated with drawings, maps, diagrams, and photographs and coupled with concise text, this book will prove to be an invaluable tool for home, church library, or school.

It begins with how the Bible is organized and then follows sections on each book in the Bible which include Frequently Asked Questions, Study Questions, Outline, and appropriate illustrations and maps. I found it interesting that it covers “Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus,” “Life in Jesus’ Time,” The Parables of Jesus,” “Paul’s Missionary Travels,” etc.

Following the books of the Bible, the back of the Candle Bible Handbook includes “Big Ideas in the Bible” such as Atonement, Covenant, Grace, Forgive, Salvation.  A Who’s Who in the Bible in the Old and New Testaments provides a brief biographies of key people.

As with all good reference books, Candle Bible Handbook includes an Index in the back. The organization and information in Candle Bible Handbook will also aid in learning how to study using reference books. Truly this is a gem to place in the hands of caring parents who wish to guide their children in learning about the Bible. I just wish I had one available when I was raising my children.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Kregel Publishing on behalf of Candle Books an imprint of Lion Hudson in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.

1 comment:

  1. I'm very interested in these Candle Bible books. Thanks for introducing me to them. Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!


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