Every once in awhile you come across something and you’re like, “YES”, I need this! When we were given the chance to review the Faith Builders Bible from Zonderkidz, I knew I could not pass up this opportunity. Just seeing the building blocks on the front made me excited for my son.
I don’t know about you and your kids, but my son is a huge Lego fanatic. He has so many Legos that I step on them regularly and spend way too much time picking them up off the floor throughout the week. I may “accidently” suck some in the vacuum cleaner occasionally….just don’t tell him. I was excited to see they came up with the idea to publish a Bible using building blocks! It’s genius, if you ask me.
The version they used for this Bible is the NIrV- New International Readers Version which is a simplified NIV. I am very happy with this version, and we have been using it for our homeschooling scripture readings. I feel like it flows well and is easy to understand for a child. I like how basic this version of the Bible is for younger kids. The text is all black and size of wording is easy to read. The Bible is hard covered which is nice for a boy as they tend to be bit rough on their belongings.
There are twenty-four full colored illustrated pages in it that demonstrate a few building block projects. My son had fun trying to copy a few of the easier projects in the Bible, but to be honest, the majority of the projects were really too hard to build just from sight for him. He is a kid that needs more direction and cannot just copy the pictures as shown. That being said, I still think it’s an excellent Bible for a child to own and to relate to with the building blocks theme.
One of my favorite things about the Bible is the Bible dictionary that they have in the back. It’s a nice feature for a child to have if they run across a word that they want to know the meaning of. It also has a list in the back of “Great Bible Stories” and the page number of where to find them at.
I love how building blocks can go with so many things in scripture like how we BUILD our foundation on the Rock and Noah BUILDS an ark. The Bible has a “Builders Block Verse” on the illustrated pages that your child can work on memorizing too.
Overall, the Bible is worth the cost of $24.99 if you’re looking for a Bible for a child, especially a boy who love Legos. I do wish that it had more instructions on how to build the projects in it and that there were more illustrated pictures to look at. I really like the version and plan to continue to use this Bible for our daily homeschooling scripture readings. I do think the building block theme is a great way to get a child engaged in reading the Bible. If you would like more information about this Bible you can visit Zondervan and check out the Faith Builders Bible.