Item description for Kids' Bible Dictionary (Kid's Guide to the Bible) by Jean Fischer...
Overview With one thousand entries and over one hundred full-color illustrations, this resource provides interesting, age-appropriate, fun definitions for Bible words and names--from Aaron, Abba, and Abomination to Zacchaeus, Zeal, and Zion. Original.
Publishers Description Hey, kids - here's a dictionary you'll actually "want" to read The "Kids' Bible Dictionary" features 1,000 of the most important words and names from the Bible - from Aaron, Abba, and Abomination to Zacchaeus, Zeal, and Zion. Each definition is written in understandable - even fun - language to help you know your Bible better. Plenty of pictures and a cool, colorful design make Kids' Bible Dictionary the book for personal reading, school reports, or even stumping your friends with Bible questions.
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Studio: Barbour Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2009
Publisher Barbour Books
Series Kid's Guide to the Bible
ISBN 1602602964 ISBN13 9781602602960
Availability 0 units.
More About Jean Fischer
Jean Fischer, a former Golden Books editor, has been writing for children for nearly three decades. She lives in Racine, Wisconsin.
Reviews - What do customers think about Kids' Bible Dictionary?
Superb Apr 11, 2010
What exactly is a locust? Or unleavened bread? What are the general epistles? What's the Pentateuch? All these questions and many more are answered in Kids' Bible Dictionary by Jean Fischer. Whether your children want to look up the name of a person in the Bible, are curious what a plumb line is, or don't understand a biblical term like "self denial," this book is a terrific guide.
Attractively laid out and featuring hundreds of color photographs and paintings (many by Masters), Kid's Bible Dictionary is sure to satisfy your child's curiosity while encouraging them to become even more curious about the Bible. The illustrations alone are invaluable. Want to know what the Ark of the Covenant looked like? This book has a color photograph of a golden replica. Wonder how centurions dressed? Study a photo of a statue of a centurion from the time of Jesus. Curious whether the giants in the Bible could have been real? Check out the 20th century photo of a real giant, over 8 feet tall.
The text entries are succinct, interesting, and offer biblical notation for further study. Controvesial issues are covered with diplomacy. For example, under "Rapture," the text reads: "An idea that some have about what will happen when Christ returns. Some people believe that when Christ comes back, the redeemed with be changed..." and so on. Other entries are clearly included for kids browsing the book - like:
"Hair. The fluffy stuff on your head. Jesus said that God knows everything about everybody. He even knows how many hairs you have on your head. Would you want to count all those hairs? Matthew 10:30"
What I Like: Everything! This book is pleasing to the eye, uses humor when appropriate, sends kids back to the Bible to learn more, and is an all round must have reference for a Christian family with children.
What I Dislike: Nothing, really, although it would have been nice to have pronunciation guides for some words.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Kristina Seleshanko Christian Children's Book Review
A fine gift for the young and eager Bible reader Aug 22, 2009
The Bible is a big and complicated book which may overwhelm younger readers. "Kids' Bible Dictionary: The Most Important People, Places, and Things from A to Z" is a guide for children to better understanding the concepts of the Bible, which may be daunting at times. Defining commonly used terms and explaining the values put forth in the scripture, "Kids' Bible Dictionary" is a fine gift for the young and eager Bible reader.
An excellent resource!! Superior work! Aug 13, 2009
Though called a "dictionary," this book provides much more than simple definitions in its 1000 alphabetical entries. It attempts to answer the most asked questions of WHAT (what is it or what happened) and WHY (why did it happen, why was it important and why is it relevant to us today) about the Bible. As the subtitle suggests, the entries range from people (such as Belshazzar, the Apostle Paul, the Moabites and the prophets) to places (Babylon, Canaan, the Red Sea and Mount Ararat) to terms and tools (such as diadem, ephod, persecution, and temperance). Most are only five to ten sentences long; the entry for Jesus Christ is the largest at five paragraphs.
Full-color illustrations appear throughout the book. While you'll not find one for every entry, there are usually one to three of various sizes for every other page. Some are modern illustrations and maps; others feature photographs of places, people, sculptures or creatures. The book even includes works by famous artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo and Francisco de Zurbaran.
WHAT I LIKE: Every single entry includes Scripture references. This book offers thorough information, but avoids explicit details. For example, it clarifies that the Bible never says the "forbidden fruit" of Eden was an apple, but tells the truth of Bathsheba without mentioning nudity or adultery. The information is perfectly age-appropriate. I also really like that the book is more than just a reference tool; it challenges readers to internalize the information. The Gospel is clearly laid out in the entry for Jesus Christ. This is a fantastic volume!
DOCTRINAL NOTES: This book presents a conservative Protestant perspective and may not align perfectly with all denominations.
CATHOLIC parents should note that one entry (Priesthood of Believers) states: "Believers today don't have to go through a priest." The entry explains that Jesus Christ was the perfect priest and, by offering Himself as our sacrificial Lamb, provided a way for all believers to speak directly to God. Also the entry for "Sacrament" only includes baptism and communion. It does not say these are the "only" sacraments, but it does not mention any others.
PENTECOSTAL parents should note that sign gifts are not included in the entry on "Spiritual Gifts." It lists these: "The greatest...is love. Some other gifts of the Spirit are preaching, serving, teaching, encouraging, giving, leading, and helping. Wisdom, knowledge, faith and knowing right from wrong are also His gifts." It clarifies that not everyone gets all of God's gifts (a worthy note if you are of a denomination that believes specific gifts seal one's salvation).
Note also that the entry on "Tongues, Speaking in" does not specify whether or not this gift has ceased. It explains the day of Pentecost and references both Acts 2 and 1 Corinthians 14, then states: "Paul said that speaking in tongues is speaking to God, not to people."
If you have any specific doctrinal questions or concerns regarding the content of this book, please use the comments section or email me directly. I'd be more than happy to provide the details you require.