Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids

The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids, sold by LifeWay Christian Stores, is a beautifully designed, eye-catching, easy to read, Bible reference for children. 

The moment I took this 200 page, hardcover book out of it's package, my daughter was instantly drawn to it.  As she flipped through, she recognized and read about many people, places, and items that she had already read about in the Bible. 

Some great features of this Bible Dictionary include:

* 750 Essential Bible Words
* 500 Full Color Photos, Illustrations, Reconstructions, and Maps
* Kid Friendly Definitions
* Pronunciation Guides

I really wanted to incorporate this reference book into our weekly Bible studies.  So the week we were studying Ruth, I had our daughter look up the following words:  Ruth, Boaz, Obed, Moab, Grain, Famine, Kinsman (Redeemer)

While studying Samuel, she looked up:  Samuel, Hannah, Shiloh, Eli, Tabernacle, and Ark of the Covenant

I will say that not every word we wanted to look up was found, like Naomi, but we found most of them.   I really like that my daughter can take what she is learning from the Bible to the next level. 

My Thoughts:  I really like this Bible Dictionary and would highly recommend it!  I like the sturdy hardcover and the brightly colored illustrations.  I especially like the maps and the special charts, like "Jewish Festivals and Feasts" and "Parables of Jesus".  There is even one named "Table of Weights & Measures in the Bible"...just in case you want to know the U.S. Equivalent of a Shekel.  :o)

Thoughts of a 7-Year Old:  The Bible Dictionary for Kids was really interesting and I started looking up names to see what they mean (not all of the names say). I really like it  and for all of my questions (such as 'what is an ark'), they are answered! I LOVE IT... lol!

Find Out More:  You can purchase the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids at LifeWay Christian Stores for only $14.99, which I think is a very reasonable price.  It is hardcover and is recommended for ages 5 to 10.  If you would like to check it out first, you can download a PDF sampler at the publisher's website.

My Crewmates are also reviewing Maestro Classics: Peter and the Wolf, so you can check out what they think HERE.

Disclosure: This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.



Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews

Wow what a neat book!

I just found your blog through one of the Wednesday blog hops! Have a great night!

Amanda @


What an awesome book. Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Hop! I know I've been to your blog plenty of times but now I am officially following!!


I am a new follower. I hope you will follow me back. Stop by and sign up for some of my giveaways. : )

The Adventurer

I still use the children's bible my grandmother gave me as a child. I love it so much I can't update. Silly I know but it means to much to me especially now that she is gone.


This does look like a great Bible for children! It looks very inviting with the colors and illustrations! Thanks for sharing your review and linking this up to No Ordinary Blog Hop (NOBH)!

Our Homeschool Reviews

This book is really wonderful. My daughter loves to just flip through it even if we aren't "using" it.


We liked this book too. I really love your blog makeover!

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