Our 10 year old Lego Maniac’s eyes lit up when I showed him the cover of Zonderkidz new Faith Builders Bible. When I gave it to him, he quietly sat in our living room analyzing the 24 full-color pages depicting scenes from scripture cleverly constructed out of bricks. Soon afterwards, he set to building his own Faith Builders inspired sets and reenacting favorite stories of his own. Using this read-aloud friendly translation – New International Reader’s Version – as a guide. His excitement drew the attention of his younger sister and soon they were discussing the finite points of different passages and how they could best capture them using stop-motion animation.
Our son’s stop motion video inspired by Zonderkidz Faith Builders Bible and Matthew 14:22-33.
We have a number of children’s bibles and storybooks in our home, so I asked my son what made this bible special. In his own way he relayed how the pictures helped him recall the events of each story. He also noted that he liked the inclusion of scripture references with the photos because they made it easier for him to search out the stories for himself. As a mom, I was pleased by the creativity that the book inspired and the discussions it sparked.
Overall, the Faith Builders Bible is very simply the complete NIrV (Genesis to Revelation). Beyond the color inserts, it offers a table of contents, a 5 page dictionary, and a list of Great Bible Stories. The pages are thin with some bleed through, however the 9 point font size is easy on the eyes. I feel the major draw of this children’s bible will be it’s ability to take children’s imaginations captive to the Word and to inspire creativity. It is the perfect gift bible for Lego fanatics!
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Our 7 year old daughter’s brick recreation of Matthew 19:13-14.
Inspired by the new Zonderkidz Faith Builders Bible.