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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Holman Bible Dictionary for Kids

My 9 year old daughter Amber loves dictionaries. A couple of years ago she spent her Christmas money on a new dictionary! She loves to find new words to see if we know the meaning. When we received the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids from Lifeway Christian Stores to review she immediately wanted to take a break from school so she could go to her room to read this new dictionary. That night when she was suppose to be going to sleep I caught her using her flashlight trying to read it. I don't like to discourage my kids from learning, so I let her stay up for a little while to enjoy this new book.

This dictionary is recommended for children ages 5-10 but it can be helpful to any age. I like to have a visual for my kids when we are studying the bible for our devotions or our history. In the last week we were talking about the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant, the photos of the Mercy Seat and the labeling of the tabernacle really make the stories in the Bible come alive for my kids.

The dictionary can also be used for more than looking at the pictures and reading the definitions, there are maps throughout and I love the charts. These charts can be used as a bible study themselves and I plan on going through them all with my kids & my Sunday School class. Some of them are Names of God, Names of Jesus, Parables of Jesus, Tools of The Bible, Animals of the Bible, and Jewish Festivals and Feasts. The one we really found useful is the Table of Weights and Measures In the Bible, my kids are very interested in how the money and measures in the bible time compare to today's.

Here is a Sample of pages 2 &3. You can look at pages 1-12 here.

Just by my kids looking through the dictionary has intrigued them to want to study their bibles more. Under the Purim entry there is a picture of "Hamen's Hats". The last time we had studied in depth on this subject my younger girls must have been to little (maybe not born yet) to remember making these cookies. We will being doing this very soon.

This hardcover dictionary is actually a Paper-Over-Board construction which means that there is a beautiful printed paper covering a board with no slip cover. This Holman Dictionary is published in August 2010 by B&H Publishing Group and can be purchased through Lifeway Christian stores for $14.99. It contains over 750 words with 500 colored pictures and maps and is recommended for children ages 5-10.

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

Pub. Date: August 2010
Type: Hardcover
ISBN: 0805495312
Product No.: 005268545
Price: $14.99

I am very glad to have this reference book in our library and I am sure we will get years of use out of it for our home and the classes I teach at church.
Hop on over to see what other TOS Crew families thought about the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids.

As part of the TOS Crew I received my copy of The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids free of charge from Lifeway Christian Stores to use with my children in exchange for my review.

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