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Book Review: Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible: Pink By Tommy Nelson Bibles

Book Description:

The pink Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible is sure to be a hit with girls! This fabulous material is on everything from pillows to t-shirts. The “mermaid” sequins change color right before your eyes. Girls will love the design and will want to carry the Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible everywhere!

This Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible features a cover with pink sequins that change color depending on which way your child swipes. It’s double the fun! It’s perfect for kids ages 6 to 10 to take to Sunday school, read with the family, or study on their own.

The ICB, the first Bible translation created specifically for children, is easy for children to read and understand with a third-grade reading level and is typeset in a large, readable font. The Bible text is set in ten-point type, with bold in-text subject heads that help kids easily find the passages they are looking for. Also included are boldface words that correspond with a dictionary and concordance entry to explain word definitions. A great new feature in this updated setting is more than 300 key verses that are highlighted throughout the Bible for kids to read and learn. The beautifully illustrated insert pages are in a style that children love and will delight their imaginations, including topics such as:

A Bible timeline
A presentation page
A place to keep favorite Bible verses
Bible maps
Articles on topics such as how Jesus loves them, knowing Jesus better, and how to pray, etc.
Your little girl will love her Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible!

My Review:

Everyone is in love with the recent sequin flip color change fad. The pink Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible uses the fad to get children’s attentions. This cover draws everyone in the house to play with the cover. My kids all love the cover. But as a Bible, I’m not as impressed. The pages are very thin so you can easily read the print on the other side. Thin pages are hard for readers especially young readers because they have a hard-enough time deciphering the words on the page in front of them let alone trying to block out the backwards writing from the other side. There is key verse highlighting throughout the book which is helpful but the highlighted color is grey. The full color pages that are in this book are nice but not enough of them. My daughter loves this Bible because it has the awesome cover and Its about God and Jesus. I am happy for the opportunity to review the book with my daughter. This Bible contains a dictionary, a short concordance, a list of God’s promises and a list of popular memory verses.

I recommend this Bible for children 10 and younger because older than 10 or so should have a study Bible. This Bible is very basic inside.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Book Review: Mighty Reader Workbook: First Grade Reading and Skills Practice with Favorite Bible Stories by Heidi Cooley

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Publisher’s Description

Who knows how to combine 20 minutes of reading practice and devotional time? A mighty reader! With the Mighty Reader Workbooks, your child can stay on top of his or her reading game while reading amazing stories from the Bible.

Author and current second-grade teacher Heidi Cooley knows how important daily reading is for a child’s learning development. But parents are often lost as to how to help their children practice reading and writing skills. The First Grade Mighty Reader Workbook offers a unique solution to this problem, combining biblical and educational learning. First graders will read stories from the Bible and then answer questions and complete tasks in the same way they would in their classroom. All questions are aligned with state standards, so parents can feel confident that their child’s practice is appropriate for the first-grade level.

Each lesson . . .

  • Offers 20 minutes of reading and skills practice
  • Aligns with state standards
  • Strengthens comprehension
  • Increases fluency
  • Boosts decoding skills
  • Encourages critical thinking
  • Improves sentence writing
  • Teaches biblical values

The First Grade Mighty Reader Workbook is a reading win for both parents and children!

Also available: Second Grade Mighty Reader Workbook

This B&H Kids book includes a Parent Connection, an easy tool to help moms and dads (or anyone else who loves kids) discuss the book’s message with their child. We’re all about connecting parents and kids to each other and to God’s Word. 

My Review

The Mighty Reader Grade 1 Workbook by Heidi Cooley is a book of thirteen Bible stories with six days worth of reading and skills practice for each story. The Mighty Reader Workbook begins with a Reading Strategies Guide and Reading Skills Guide, then breaks the content into thirteen weeks with each week having six days. Each week is a different story and each day are skills to work on relating to the story. Stories include Noah and the Ark, Jonah and the Great Task, Joseph and the Colorful Coat, Moses and the Ten Plagues, David and Goliath, Three Friends in the Fiery Furnace, Daniel and the Lions, Queen Ester, Jesus is Born, Zacchaeus Climbs a Tree, Jesus Feeds the 5,000, Jesus and the Cross and Jesus and the Empty Tomb. Each story covers vocabulary, and reading skills such as comprehension and synonyms. The story is a page long about 5-6 short paragraphs in length. Each day had skill activities starting with reading the story and including skills like writing, circling words, filling in the blank questions, drawing pictures, and answering comprehension questions. The animal graphics throughout the book keep this book child friendly and visually appealing.

I suggest this book for early readers of readers that need extra review. It is a great parent/ child reading book. The activities keep the readers engaged without being overbearing or stressful.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BH/Lifeway Bloggers program. https://www.bhbloggers.com/ I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Book Review: NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Leathersoft

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Book Description:

Encounter the power of the word. Walk in the freedom God intends. Experience the Holy Spirit. For the NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way and chancellor of The King’s University, assembled a team of respected, Spirit-led scholars to produce this resource of solid biblical truth. Now in a full-color third edition with new contributors, it is even more dynamic. With over 2 million copies sold, the NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible continues to equip God’s people to live in his kingdom, exercise gifts of the spirit, and lay hold of God’s promises.

My Review:

This Bible is a fantastic study Bible. The soft leather is lovely. My daughter loves the smell of this version. I know that sounds weird but if you are reading a book especially as much as a Bible, you need to have a smell that you can tolerate and enjoy. It smells like new car mixed with new Bible. I love being able to review a Bible with a soft cover. The feel is so different than a hardcover. The pages stay open and the pages are not thin like most Bibles. There are many side notes with charts and maps throughout this version. The introduction to each book is quite extensive with a detailed outline. There is a “Truth in Action” section after each book explaining truths found in that book and how you can put that truth into action. I came across the section right before Revelation and was very amazed at how they covered “Dealing with the Last Things”. They explain how they aren’t choosing a side but give all the different views for the reader to make their own decision. There are keyword studies through out as well as prayers based on scripture. There are only a few maps in the maps section but there is a large selection of maps throughout the text which compensates for the lack in the back of this version. I really do not prefer the NKJV but this version has made me fall in love and consider using it as my daily Bible. If you can I would highly recommend buying the NKJV, Spirit-Filled Life Bible, Third Edition, Leathersoft.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”