Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friday's Gracious Giveaways: Children's Bibles

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When planning the Bible Story Units for The Itty-Bitty Bookworm, I wanted to find a Bible for toddlers and one for preschoolers, so that I could recommend them to my customers. To help with the process, Thomas Nelson graciously sent my several Bibles to review with my children.The three books they sent me are the Read and Share Toddler Bible, the Read and Share Bible, and God's Little Princess Devotional Bible.

Back of the book description: This devotional Bible for young girls uses Scripture selections from the International Children's Bible alongside articles that help girls blossom into the princesses they were always meant to be. Virtures to create true beauty, such as honor, charity, compassion, sharing, truth, fairness, and more are highlighted throughout the book in fun and engaging ways.

What made this Bible special to me?
All of the fun features it contains:
  • Down in My Heart ~ Promotes scripture memory
  • Beauty Secrets ~ Quick tips on how to be "beautiful"
  • Bible Princesses ~ Tells about girls and women of the Bible
  • My Hero ~ Scripture promises
  • Take a Bow ~ Tips on how to make quick and easy costumes
  • I Adore You ~ Suggestions for worship and praise
  • Princess Charming ~ Articles to help teach manners
  • Worthy of Love ~ Shows ways to love your family, friends, and teachers
  • Royal Truths ~ Basic values straight from the Bible

What made this Bible special to Gracen?

  • The "diamonds and jewels" are on the cover.

  • "The Princess Favorites" Pages - This section is at the very beginning of the Bible, and is meant to be completed by the little princess and one of her parents. The pages are like a mini-scrapbook. They have places to write about all of her favorites (colors, animals, foods, toys, things to do, games, songs, and Bible Verses). Gracen and I had fun with this section and it helped to personalize the Bible. It made her feel special that the Bible contained all of her information and was specifically for her.

If you are interested in God's Little Princess Devotional Bible: Bible Storybook, Amazon currently has it at a bargain price. The cost is $6.40, which is 60% off of the original price.

Back of the book description: This book and DVD combination offers two entertaining ways for children to begin learning about God and His Word. Inside you'll find:
  • 40 Bible stories in short, just-right-for toddlers length.
  • 60-minute DVD with animated Bible characters sure to capture your toddler's attention.
  • Old and New Testament stories, including the Creation, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and many more.
  • Interactive learning suggestions that not only reinforce biblical stories and concepts, but also encourage parent/child together time.
  • Colorful illustrations and animation designed to engage your toddler's interest.
Read and Share Toddler Bible (Read and Share (Tommy Nelson)) provides the perfect tool for bonding with your little one, while creating a lifelong love of God's World.

What made this Bible special to me?
  • At the end of each story there is an activity tip for the parents. It provides ideas and suggestions for fun activities that coordinate with the stories.
  • The illustrations are colorful, and toddler-friendly.

What made this Bible special to Wes?
  • The DVD. He absolutely loved it. To be honest, I really wasn't expecting him to be interested. However, he watched almost 40 minutes and asked to watch it again later in the day.
  • Wes also really enjoyed the projects (suggested in the activity tips) that we did.

For this giveaway, I am offering one lucky winner the Read and Share Bible. It is ideal for preschoolers, contains over 200 stories, encourages scripture memory, and offers activity ideas.

If you are interested in Read and Share Bible: Over 200 Best Loved Bible Stories (Read and Share (Tommy Nelson)) (and don't win this giveaway), it is currently 51% off at Amazon. You can get it for only $7.41. Perfect Christmas gift!

First Entry Requirement ~ Tell me about your child's favorite Bible story.

Additional Entries:

1. Tell me about an activity to accompany your child's favorite Bible story (2 entries).

2. Subscribe to my blog. (1 entry)

3. Follow Thomas Nelson Publishing on Twitter (1 entry).

*Make sure and leave a comment after this post for each entry so I can give you all the credit you deserve (and don't forget your email address too)! Winner will be announced Friday, October 30, and contacted by email. Winner has three days to contact me at After three days another winner will be drawn.*

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Joannof10 said...

Our favorite bible story is Moses as a baby, floating down the Nile

Joannof10 said...

I subscribe to Raising Itty Bitty bookworms

Annette W. said...

Meghan's is definitely "Noah Animals". That's what she calls it!

Annette W. said...

We actually did a a few activities with this that I posted about. One we didn't do now, but last spring was the fingerpirnt rainbow. It still hangs on my fridge!

Mama Jenn said...

Gosh, there are so many!! I guess I would say that their favorite...right Jonah and the Whale...because we just re-read that story last night.

Mama Jenn said...

Hmmm, I can't think of an activity that we have done for Jonah and the Whale, other than act it out. Does that count??? We tend to act out alot of Bible stories.

Willow said...

One of my daughters favorites is Daniel and the Lions Den.

Willow said...

I subscribe to Raising Itty-Bitty Bookworms

Mandy said...

My children's favorite Bible account is that of Joshua and the battle of Jericho because my husband makes it interactive and the pretend to march, toot their horns, and fall over like the walls. I'm going to add your blog to my link list! Love it!

Marina@EBMR said...

My dottie loves the story of Jesus giving His Life for us and also the Burning Bush(n Moses)

Marina@EBMR said...

We generally do coloring pages to a story or a craft that I get off DLTK's Sunday School lessons on the web

Marina@EBMR said...

I follow Thomas Nelson on twitter as ebmommy

Jinxy and Me said...

Noah and the Ark is my nephew's favorite.

MaryAnne said...

My kids don't currently have a favorite story (part of why I would love to win this giveaway), but mine growing up was probably the Queen Esther story.

MaryAnne said...

Following Thomas Nelson on twitter (@mamasmiles)

thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

MaryAnne said...

I'm subscribed to your blog

The girl who painted trees said...

Bear loves the Moses as a baby story, and also the story of Creation.

juliecerdas at gmail dot com

The girl who painted trees said...

I subscribe.
juliecerdas at gmail dot com

Winning Readings said...

Daniel. Or any story featuring a donkey (Balaam, Mary & Joseph, Jesus on a Colt, etc.)

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings:

melaniet42 said...

I SO am going to pick up the Read and Share Toddler Bible. Heck, I might even do it tonight at that awesome price!

I love all the stuff you put up on your blog. Such great resources and ideas! I gave you a blog award that you can pick up on my blog. Keep up the great work!!

rubynreba said...

Noah's Ark is our favorite Bible Story.

rubynreba said...

We have a toy ark that we take out and have sets of animals that we put on it.

Katy said...

My daughter's favorite story is the healing of Naaman. They have been talking about it at Sunday School--she likes that God heals Naaman's "owwies". :)

Katy said...

I am now following Thomas Nelson Publishing on twitter (@afewmorepages)

Katy said...

I'm now following you on Google Friend Connect.

Forgot to leave my e-mail on the last two comments:
srfbluemama at gmail dot com

annies home said...

one of our favorite stories is david and goliath

annies home said...

play stone in the ring with wads of paper and shoot these into the target ring

annies home said...

a second fun activity is to have child lay down on paper and trace around them. You can use this to show the difference between them and have a life size shape of the giant to compare

Amy B. said...

My daughter's favorite bible story is of Noah and his ark
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.

Amy B. said...

I'm a subscriber
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.