Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Adventure Bible Handbook - A Wild Ride Through the Bible by Robin Schmitt and David Frees

book review of Adventure Bible Handbook - A Wild Ride Through the Bible by Robin Schmitt and David Frees

Robin Schmitt and David Frees

A fun and exciting journey through the Bible told in comic book style for kids ages 9-12. Companion to the bestsellingAdventure Bible.

Kids (ages 9-12) and parents who love the bestselling Adventure Bible and want a fun and engaging supplement to their biblical study need look no further. The Adventure Bible Handbook leads tween boys and girls across the Holy Land and back in time on an entertaining, educational, and inspirational quest to find their missing father.

Four siblings travel with their archaeologist father to the Holy Land, where he is conducting an expedition in search of scientific truth. When he disappears, the children try to find him by joining an offbeat tour group organized by two zany guides whose mission, they eventually discover, is to lead kids on a fun, exciting, and life-changing quest for ultimate truth. Soon the group is visiting ancient cities, important geographical sites, and experiencing biblical times firsthand—traveling back in time with the help of some RSPs (Really Smart Phones) and all sorts of wacky modes of transportation.

It’s a fast, fun, eyewitness adventure around the world and through some of the greatest Bible stories to learn what life is really all about.

The book starts out with an archaeologist arriving at the airport to do research in the Holy Land for the summer. He is accompanied by his kids because he and his wife agreed it would be a good educational experience for them. But the next morning they realize he is missing and decide that the best way to find him is to go on a tour of the Holy Land they saw advertised the day before. Maybe he'll turn up at one of the archaeological sites. This part is a bit sketchy, but it's not that important other than to set up the story. Off they go, with a technologically advanced tour company on a journey that has them going between past and present in some of the settings of the major stories of the Bible.

The layout of the book is really cool, with the storyline in comic book style, alongside interesting facts, further explanation of the current story or recommended adventure readings for kids to read more about say, John the Baptist or the Teachings of Jesus, in their Bible.

This book is a fun, fantastic way to look a little deeper and learn new things about the Bible stories you hear in Sunday School. I love the picture of the Boeing 747 interposed on Noah's Ark to show just how massive it truly was. Do you know just how rich Solomon really was? The example given is astounding, even by todays standards! This book is wonderful because they are using creative, new ways to teach the truth from the Bible in a fun way. Your kids won't want to put the book down, and will be motivated to search further in their Bibles for themselves.

I received this book from Booksneeze and Zondervan for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own. 

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About the Author

Robin Schmitt

Robin Schmitt has written several books for children and adults, including The Adventure Bible Handbook, The NIV Adventure Bible Book of Devotions, Married for Life, 101 Amazing Things About Heaven, and The 100 Most Important Bible Verses for Men. Robin has a passion for inspiring readers of all ages toward spiritual maturity and childlike faith. He lives in Michigan with his wife and three children.

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