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3.24.2014

The Big Picture Interactive Bible ~ Review

The Big Picture Interactive Bible

This is a Bible that is geared towards children with colorful illustrations throughout.  There are Big Questions which help focus attention on God.  Seeing the Big Picture condenses some Bible stories by focusing on the main points.

Verses to Remember are highlighted throughout the Scriptures (for example in Psalms 119 verses 11, 16, 34, and 105 are highlighted).

Then there are Big Words.  In Joshua 15 the Big Word is Dead Sea.  In Acts 2 the Big Word is Pentecost.  These words are defined and described so that they are understandable (this is one feature that would make this Bible great for someone who is seeking and unfamiliar with anything dealing with the Bible).

Each Book is introduced with the Who, When and Why stated and explained.  The main teachings of each book is listed with the corresponding verses.

And, yes, there is Red Lettering for the words of Jesus!  I know this is often a question that many people have about different Bibles.

As an added bonus if you have app capabilities (iPhone and Android)  you can bring the illustrations to life with narration.  I don't have either of these devices so I wasn't able to check out this aspect of this Bible.

I was provided a copy of this Bible B&H in conjunction with this blog tour in exchange for my honest review.

About The Big Picture Interactive Bible:
Are our children really getting the full meaning of the stories as we read the Bible to them? When we read the Bible to our children, the stories are often in bits and pieces and focus on "being good." But children should get the message of "being saved" from reading the Bible instead. 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 including 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