Wednesday, January 26, 2011

TOS Review- Lifeway Christian Bookstores-Bible Dictionary

As part of the TOS Review Crew I received the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids from Lifeway Christian Bookstore to review. The product is $14.99 and can be purchased here or at a local store. Use the store locator on the Lifeway Christian Bookstore website.

This is a must for any homeschool library in my opinion. You can take a peek inside here. You can also download a sample.

I had a lot of trouble reviewing this product. Mainly because I could not pry it away from my kids! My middle would take it to bed to browse over, my oldest would take it to look up something for school and I'd lose him for the rest of the day! Even the youngest - who is not into books - loved browsing through the entries about animals in the Bible.

This is more than just a Bible Dictionary with pictures. It has Reconstructions that are great for visual guys like mine who need to be able to 'see' what something might have looked like during Bible times. The illustrated charts and maps were immediately bookmarked for future use and quick access. The pronunciation guide was a big help to my oldest - who is in remediation for his dyslexia and needs encouragement to try and sound out words on his own.

One day I noticed my middle son with his Bible in one hand and this book in the other. Upon closer inspection I realized he was using the scripture references in each entry to read about them in his Bible. That alone was enough to sell me on the product.

The age range is listed from 5-10 years but my oldest is fourteen and enjoyed it also. The illustrations and pictures are so nice I think all ages could benefit from this resource.

So I highly recommend this resource for anyone and I'm sure it would also make a wonderful gift. Now if I can just get our copy back from those pesky kids.....

Please head over and see what other TOS crew members have to say about this product here.

Disclaimer/Disclosure: I was given use of this product for the purpose of obtaining my honest opinion. I received nothing else. This is my honest opinion. Please consider that every family is different and results may vary.

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