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{Book Review} “The One Year Book of Bible Trivia for Kids”

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I love reviewing devotionals for kids!  But a devotional that is combined with Bible trivia?  I couldn’t resist.

Today, I’ll share my thoughts regarding The One Year Book of Bible Trivia for Kids by Katrina Cassel.  The book was released in September 2013 by Tyndale House Publishers.

About the Book

“Have you ever wondered…How many days did God take to create the world and everything in it?  Where did Moses get water for the Israelites to drink?  Why did Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem?  The answers are inside this devotional!  Learning about the Bible can be fun – especially with The One Year Book of Bible Trivia for Kids.  Each devotion is based on a trivia question from the Bible.  The devotion explains the story around the question, gives the answer, and then shares what it means for you.  One question a day will open your eyes to biblical truths.  Learning about the Bible has never been so much fun!  Bonus: You can find out how much your family knows about the Bible!  Ask them the question of the day.”

What I Liked

The book contains 365 devotions, one for each day of the year.  Each devotional contains a creative title, trivia question, 3 possible answers, a brief devotional (which includes some modern-day examples), personal application points, the trivia question answer and the corresponding Bible passage.  The scripture passages were taken from the New Living Translation, which I think makes God’s Word easily understood by older elementary children and preteens.

Since the devotions weren’t topical, they were mostly chronologically from Genesis – Revelation.  Since the devotions were mostly chronological, I loved that the book highlights how the Bible is divided (Books of the Law, Books of History, etc.).  I also loved how a scripture index was included, making it easy to locate a particular scripture verse/passage.

What I Think Was Missing

I am a visual person, so having more color throughout the book, especially when trying to appeal to kids, would have been a plus.

My Recommendation

Overall, I think the book is a great option for older elementary children & preteens.  The content was solid and written in a relevant way.  I think adding trivia into a Bible reading and devotional will be well-received by kids, who might be able to teach their parents a thing or two!

Have you read The One Year Book of Bible Trivia for Kids?  What were your thoughts?

Tyndale House Publishers provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

 

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About the Author

Kathie Phillips is the Director of Children’s Ministry at Central Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Married to Lance and mom to Daniel and Kennedy, Kathie shares practical tips and inspiration for kidmin leaders, volunteers and families each week on her blog, KidMinspiration.com.