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Friday, April 7, 2017

Review: Once Upon a Time Holy Bible and Storybook Bible

Many children and families love reading and watching fairy tales.  Zonderkidz wanted to publish a Bible and Storybook Bible that would resonate with families who enjoy these types of movies and stories.  I was offered the Once Upon a Time Holy Bible and Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible for review purposes.

I have to admit when I first saw the email offering these Bibles for me to review I didn't think I would be interested in reviewing them. I have two little girls that adore princesses and fairy tales, but I try to emphasize when reading the Bible or teaching in Sunday School that the Bible is not a story and is not make believe and I was afraid with these new Bibles that might make it a bit confusing.  But, the idea of these Bibles is around the theme that every great story (whether real or make believe)  begins with Once Upon a Time but the Bible is not a fairy tale.  The Bible is the best Happily Ever After book ever and there are many real heroes and amazing things that happen in real life, nit just in storybooks.

Once Upon a Time Holy Bible is a hardcover Bible that uses the NIrV version of the Holy Bible. Inside you will find the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  The cover is beautiful and sparkly and very much appealed to my daughters. Within the text of the Bible are 6 condensed 4 page illustrated Bible stories: Adam and Eve, Isaac and Rebekah, Ruth, Queen Esther, A Visit from an Angel, and He Lives! These illustrations and colors are similar to the ones that are on the cover.  There is also a dictionary in the back of the book.

My 8 year old daughter claimed this as her own.  She loves the cover and the illustrations that are inside.  This is a very sweet Bible that any young girl would love to have. The Once Upon a Time Holy Bible are available wherever books are sold.

The Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible is a 144 page hardcover book.  It contains 18 stories from the Old Testament including: God Creates the World, Baby Moses, David and Goliath, The Fiery Furnace and more.  It also contains 15 stories from the New Testament including: Mary and the Angel, Jesus is Baptized, The Blind Man, He Lives, Jesus is Coming Back, and more.  Each story has beautiful illustrations, a Bible verse, the condensed story with a reference to where it can be found in the Bible, and a "Happily Ever After" section that tells a brief lesson learned from the story.  An example from the story of Jonah "God wants us to do the right thing.  Even if we get off track or run away like Jonah did, God will help us find our way to where we are meant to be."

My 6 year old daughter claimed this Bible for her own.  We love the illustrations and the story length is perfect for young children.  I love the Happily Ever After section after each story and the chosen verses.  This is one of the sweetest story book Bibles I have seen and can be used as a teaching tool to show young children the difference between a make believe and real story. The Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible is available at Sam's Club or wherever books are sold.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of these books for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.  I am disclosing this accordance to the FTC regulations.
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