We were recently blessed with the opportunity to review the Faith Builders Bible from Zonderkidz. What a cool concept! We have really enjoyed this product.
So what is this Bible?
The Faith Builders Bible is a Bible that is specially made for kids that love creating and building with plastic bricks — i.e. Legos. It is a new Internatioanl Reader’s Version (NIrV), which is similar to what we generally use in our homeschool, and is written in an easy-to-read and understand format. Zonderkidz states that it is written at approximately a 3rd grade reading level. I would agree with this assessment.
What I Thought
The first thing I noticed after receiving our Faith Builders Bible was how well it is made and the colorful pictures. It is one thing to read the story of David and Goliath and nudge your child to recreate the story with their Legos and an entirely different matter for them to see a sample of that Bible story depicted with Legos. And this is what the Faith Builders Bible does.
The colorful pictures are great. The Bible is there to be read with suggested activities and building ideas throughout. Why not get your builder or Lego lover excited about recreating Bible stories out of Legos.
Some of the stories with full color pictures suggestions include: Tower of Babel, Samson and Deliliah, Jesus and the Cross, Battle of Jericho, and The Ten Commandments. There are many others throughout the Faith Builders Bible.
What the Kids Thought
Both my kids love Legos, building, and creating. They both agreed that this Bible is really fun. The inspirations are great and the ideas for building were fun. The only con is that my perfectionist kids didn’t like that they didn’t have all the “right” Legos to build the pictures exactly as they were depicted and wanted me to figure out what was needed like the Lego directions we have gotten in the past to order them. This is not possible. But, after we got over our initial “freak out” that we didn’t have enough grey Legos to do the Tower of Babel, they got started and were ok with different colors.
In the end, they had a great time building several of the suggestions throughout the Faith Builders Bible.
How We Used It
We used the Faith Builders Bible in our morning devotions, reading the Bible story and then looking at the suggested building activities when available. Then, they would use their time after lunch to build the activity or something similar. Seeing these suggestions made them realize that they can build more and even built a couple that were NOT suggested.
Overall, we thought it was great fun and enjoyed using this Faith Builders Bible. I’m very happy we had an opportunity to give it a try. You can check Faith Builders Bible from Zonderkidz yourself by visiting their website or on Facebook or Twitter.
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