The One Year Book of Bible Trivia for Kids
I found this book to be very informative and it does appeal to kids at least 5 years old and up in my very personal recent experience. I’m simply saying this because I tried doing the devotions in this book with a younger crowd and it wasn’t that they didn’t understand exactly, it was mostly that there are better books geared towards toddler, some similar in this line. Also most toddlers I have encountered don’t yet know the stories as well as their older siblings so they aren’t as interested in answering the trivia. I even went so far as to poll some willing adults in the use of this book and they also found it enjoyable and were impressed that it had come from a book geared for children.
The devotions are indeed very manageable and I would suggest using them before heading out the door in the morning or right before bed, sometime when you can actually focus. These are not “on the run” type devotions.
My only complaint with this book is that the Bible verses listed in the book are either from the New International Version or International Children’s Bible, but they don’t’ appear to be marked at the bottom of the page and often I had to look through a few versions of online Bible software to figure out exactly where the quote was coming from, and it is confusing for children at times if their Bible doesn’t match. I try to keep to using the same Bible translation as what they children use in their classrooms. Because this was a review copy this might have just simply been overlooked and remedied later, it is hard to say.
Overall I enjoyed the book and would recommend it. I plan on putting our copy up and trying it again when my children are school age. Their older brother who is in 3rd grade this year does enjoy using this book when he is with us for visits.
I received a copy of this book as part of a review program for Tyndale, I was not required to give a positive review, just honest.