Monday, April 21, 2014

The Big Picture Interactive Bible Review

I have something completely different than what I normally read or review and I have to admit, you really never quite get finished with the Bible, it's an ongoing project, so I won't sit here and tell you that I finished it, because that wouldn't be right. But what I can tell you is my impression of this particular Bible and what it means to me. This one is called The Big Picture Interactive Bible and was made possible by LifeWay.
Here is a description by LifeWay:
The Big Picture Interactive suite of products work as companions to LifeWay's The Gospel Project for Kids, a Christ-centered Bible study resource currently used in 6,000 churches, which follows a chronological timeline of Bible events-presenting the story of redemption through Jesus like kids have never seen it before.
You will love using this Bible for your children. But, for me, it's also a great tool for an adult who is learning about the Bible for the first time also or someone who has struggled with the Bible because they did not understand the words or what was being said. The Bible is a very complex book and it is a book that really is important and needs to be understood to the fullest.

The Big Picture Interactive Bible (B&H Kids) is the first children's Bible of its kind-the Jesus story from start to finish, filled with features and interactive elements that capture the true meaning and significance behind all of the verses and stories.

The Big Picture Interactive Bible has nearly a thousand features in full color throughout the Bible just like the ones I am showing you.
It also includes pictures of key items so children can understand what they're reading.
The B&H Kids Augmented Reality App (free and available for Android and iPhone) creates a digital pop-up book when used with full-color illustrations, bringing the Bible to life for each child.
It features the full text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible, a clear, contemporary English translation that's faithful to the original languages of the Bible. 
Other features included are:
  • Big Words - Colorful Bible Dictionary entry with photos, maps, illustrations and descriptions of key terms, right in the Bible text.
  • Big Questions/Big Answers - Kids always want to know why. This feature asks and then answers many of the common "big questions" throughout the Bible.
  • Christ Connection - This feature can be found from Genesis to Revelation and will help kids understand how each story points us to Christ and His work for us.
  • Introductions - Basic information about the books of the Bible will give kids perspective on the who, what and when for each book as well as "the Big Picture" from that book and key stories it contains.
  • Icons - Special icons are placed throughout the Bible to connect to the Gospel Project for Kids curriculum.
  • Memory Verses - Scripture memorization is much more than "saying the words." When a child memorizes a Bible verse and puts it to practice in their daily life, that child begins to learn how God can lead his life. The top 100 verses to remember are highlighted throughout the Bible.
  • Parent Connection - This feature is designed to help parents be empowered to engage deeper in the story with their kids.
  • Seeing the Big Picture - This feature digs into key Bible stories to help young hearts and minds grasp the meaning and provide parents with extra information to discuss the Bible with their kids. 

I don't profess to know everything about the Bible, I am just a casual user but I have been trying to understand it more over the last few years and I think with the help of this Bible, I will understand it a lot better. It may have started out as a project for children, but I bet that there will be quite a few adults who might want to have this also.

I love that the words are big and easy to read along with lots of pictures throughout the book and it has what I call the "cheat cards" that help you understand certain phrases or verse's or other questions I might have.

About B & H Kids:
B&H Kids is the children’s imprint of B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources. We launched this imprint in 2012 to focus on Bible-based books and products for kids, with a strong commitment to fun and innovative content and tools to engage children. 
As an ongoing emphasis of design and development, these products are especially geared to help parents and leaders interact with kids in ways that truly make an impact—and a powerful difference in their lives. We’re working diligently to make sure everything we create empowers parents, teachers, pastors, and others who love children to help them grow in their Christian faith.
I hope that you will take the time to check out this really awesome, new and exciting way to learn and understand the Bible better than ever before because finally, someone has made the effort to make it more easily ready and so very easy to read! No more puzzles or words that you can't figure out what they mean. Understand what certain words and phrases mean that used to be a mystery. I read because I thirst for knowledge and now I have the ultimate book to help me understand the Bible!

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Connect with them also by mail:
B&H Publishing Group
One LifeWay Plaza
Nashville, TN. 37234
Toll Free Numbers Consumers: 800-448-8032 ** Fax: 615-251-3914
Churches: 800-458-2772    ** Fax: 615-251-5933
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Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.