Thursday, March 23, 2017

Once Upon a Time Bible and Book review

  • With the popularity of fairy tales and Disney animation, and especially with the new release of Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast on March 17, Zonderkidz wanted to publish a storybook Bible and full -text Bible (Holy Bible offered in hardcover, and pink leathersoft editions) that would resonate with children and families who loved those types of movies, and loved reading a great story.
  • The art will captivate Disney lovers with similar looking characters and color palettes
  • Zonderkidz wanted to capture fans of this genre, but introduce young children to the word of God, and introduce them to the great characters of the Bible. It’s important to note that this brand serves to resound the theme that the Bible is NOT a fairy tale, but every great Bible story happened once upon a time. The Bible is the ultimate Happily Ever After story!
  • What Christian parent doesn’t want to tie in Bible learning fun with what their kids already love, but also have the opportunity to teach them that the real heroes and stories of our faith come straight from God’s Word.

About the Storybook Bible:

The Bible is not a fairy tale, but every great story happened “once upon a time”. “The Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible” highlights powerful and inspiring stories from the Bible—including Noah’s Ark, David and Goliath, Brave Queen Esther, the Birth of Jesus, Feeding the 5,000 and Jesus Resurrection. 

The artwork and illustrations by Omar Aranda will keep your child turning the pages as they learn about the heroes of the Bible.

This Bible has a beautifully illustrated hard cover. It has a “presented to” page in the front so it can easily be given for a special event or a just because I love you gift. It covers the ageless stories from both the Old and New Testaments. There are 18 stories from the Old Testament and 15 stories from the New Testament and has 144 pages. The stories begin with a scripture verse and are short in length insuring it will hold your child’s attention from beginning to end.

About the Holy Bible:

The Bible is not a fairy tale, but every great story happened once upon a time. The NIrV Once Upon a Time Holy Bible contains a presentation page and also highlights six great stories from the Bible on 24 full-color inserts. Each story is told on four pages in full-color, illustrated splendor. Also contains the complete New International Reader's Version (NIrV) of the Bible.
Stories include:
  • God Makes Man and Woman
  • Isaac and Rebekah
  • Ruth Finds Happiness
  • Queen Esther
  • Mary and Joseph and an Angel
  • He Lives!

We all have our own tale to live and what better place to look for help and encouragement than the greatest story of all.
Sharing from my heart:

When I was around 8 or 9 my parents got me the Picture Bible and I read it and re-read it so many times it fell apart.  I loved that Bible so much!  Fast forward 35ish years or so and now the Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible is available.  The illustrations are beautifully done and will appeal to most children that have been raised watching Disney movies.  I think they will really be able to connect to the stories when they see the pictures, I still get little flashes in my mind when someone speaks about Esther or Rachel.  I can clearly see what they "looked" like in the Picture Bible and remember how I felt when reading about them.  Esther has always been one of my favorites she was and still is so real to me and not just words on a page.  When children can envision something they can better relate to it and I know I'd prefer my children to relate to a Biblical character than a made up Disney one.  I highly recommend the Storybook Bible for ages 4-8 and the Holy Bible for ages 6-10.

More info:

Bibles: Available where books are sold

Storybook Bible: Available at Sam’s Club or wherever books are sold

Thanks for reading,
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing these books.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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