The Family Illustrated Bible
The Family Illustrated Bible from New Leaf Press was previously published as The Children’s Bible. I can see why they called this one The Family Illustrated Bible – it is not geared just toward children. There is something great here for every family member.
It not so much a Bible as it is a Bible Dictionary. It is filled with Bible stories with illustrations that are perfect for children. The stories include Scripture references. It also has many pictures of archaeological finds. There is information on people with details about their cultures and land. There is information about many Biblical events with time-lines and dates. Events, people, cultures, places, and stories are supported with well-drawn illustrations and full-color images.
The Family Illustrated Bible is hardcover. It has thick glossy paper and is full color throughout. It is 11.1 x 8.8 x 1.2.
The Family Illustrated Bible doesn’t really target a single age-group. Instead, it attempts to provide a little something for everyone. It’s not just for children and it’s not just for adults. It has stories that children will enjoy and archaeological content that adults will appreciate. The information on people and cultures will help keep the stories in context. I’d say it hits its purpose really well- it’s for families. I recommend the Family Illustrated Bible for devotions and general information.
New Leaf Press provided this copy free for review. I was not required to give a positive review- only an honest review.