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Bible Trivia, Jokes, and Fun Facts for Kids Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-04-30 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:0764218468
LANGUAGE:English

"Full & detailed review: http://cynthology.blogspot.com/2017/0...

I realised just how little I knew of the Bible, particularly of the Old Testament, when I encountered the questions in this book. Of course, different versions of the Bible worded things differently but that was no excuse for my ignorance. So I set about reading this book with gusto.
There are a number of formats in this book that can be used to enliven Bible learning classes. Multiple Choice questions, Fill-in-the-Blanks, Match the columns, you take your pick.
The Did you know? Section includes fact learning related to the Bible. For instance, the size and scale of Noah’s Ark, the height of Goliath, the sizes of the chapters and verses in the Bible etc. The history is explained with humour. There is also a lot of interesting trivia on the longest and shortest chapters in the Bible, and the length of the verses.
The book begins with Knock, Knock jokes. Most of them are names from the Old Testament, with Matthew, Luke and Jesus, the only exceptions from the New Testament. The funniest one for me was “It’s me, Adam! There’s only one other person on the earth. Who do you think it is?
We also have Multiple Choice Questions from the Psalms, the Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. The answers follow each question, and that was a relief. On a Kindle, going back and forth between pages is rather tedious.
Are You Smarter Than King Soloman? asks interesting questions, through the medium of Multiple Choice questions. there is a breath of good humour which suffuses the book, suggesting that Bible reading should be a joy, not a chore.
And then we have the lists, especially the one list that I struggled with all through Sunday School. The listing of the ten plagues that struck Egypt, in the right order. We are also quizzed on the order of the Ten Commandments and the names of Jesus’ ancestors in the order of their birth.
The sheer number and variety of questions is astounding. This book could serve as a fantastic way of getting youngsters and older people interested in reading the Bible.
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" a great resource for sunday school teachers and parents that want to help their children learn in a fun way facts from the Bible. I love the creative questions, it gets children involved and searching the Bible for answers. i wish there were more books like this! " said.

"This is an adorable book for children to get them more into the Bible and make it more fun. There are so many different sections that there is something for everyone. This wouldn’t even have to be just for kids, reading through this as an adult, there are many things that I don’t even know or would at least have to think about for a while as well.

This would make a great game night activity for the whole family, or a fun travel activity, as well as just something for kids to do by themselves on a rainy day. I think this would even be fun for adults too!


*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*
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"Who doesn't like a book that is full of fun facts and fun jokes to pull on other people? One group of people certainly love it and that is kids!

Great trivia which leads you to learning more about the Bible than you thought you knew. What's even better? The parents get to learn something along the way with the questions and following answers.

What does it contain? Let's see, knock knock jokes, fill in the missing word (a list of words to choose from are provided with an answer key), Are you smarter than King Solomon type of questions (think are you smarter than a third grader here), Old Testament scramble (unscramble words), Who are you (where you give five hints to someone and they guess who you are talking about).

All in all, I think this is a really cool book. Great for families wanting to instill Bible knowing on their kids (and themselves!).

I received this book from Bethany House publishers. The review is my own with no pressure to write a positive review.
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A great tool for parents to encourage their children into the word. With fill in the missing word and other fun activities, you and your children will be engaged in the word. Some of the facts were new to me as well so I think there is something for everyone. I like that you can do this with your child to create conversations about God's redemption. It also talks about some of the hard stuff which I think is always good too. It only helps to think it thru. The end came with a call for a relationship with Christ.

There are some concerns I had one being with the jokes. I do believe that the Lord has a sense of humor and the humor is not at His expense but we have to be careful about our reverence for Christ and I was pleased to see that later in the book the importance of reverence. The other concern was the question are you going to heaven? Sometimes questions like that do not deal with the heart but a list of what needs to be done. It has nothing to do with faith and our need for Christ. For the facts alone, it is a great encouragement for anyone to know more about the bible and the desire to know more. This book may do that.

A Special Thank You to Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
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" I have never been much of a joke teller but my children became interested in joke books when they each turned about 8. I’ve heard the same old jokes told over and over and obligingly laughed at each one. But I can tell you that Bible Trivia, Jokes, and Fun Facts for Kids has some funny stuff in it! Youngsters will find the jokes amusing and perhaps even sidesplitting. I admit my husband and I guffawed over a few of them; even our 19-year-old son cracked a smile a time or two. I’m hoping my grandsons are going to get many hours of hilarity out of this book. They are always excited to share a new joke with us and sometimes get so excited when trying to tell the joke that they can hardly speak for their own laughter bubbling over. I’m looking forward to laughing at these again and again!

Learning is a definite plus when it comes to the facts and trivia! I was surprised how much of it I didn’t know. Several things even stumped my husband who is pretty good at Bible trivia. Granted, some of it is kind of obscure but it was still fun to put our old noggins to the test.

I highly recommend Bible Trivia, Jokes, and Fun Facts for Kids to the entire family! You’ll share hours of fun and laughter and learn together.

Bethany House Publishers provided me a free copy of this book for review purposes. No compensation has been received.
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"When I told my husband about this new book I received that had both Bible trivia and jokes, we chuckled that it was the perfect book for me. Sure, it’s written “for kids,” but trust me, it’s fantastic for adults, too. I’m a big fan of short, silly jokes and I doubt many people actually know all these facts from the Bible.

One of the neat things about this book is the author presents the trivia in a fun-filled way that can easily produce giggles from a child. In this unique format, absolute truths are instilled in their hearts without it being a painful memorization process.

There are various games and quizzes, too — for individuals, pairs or groups. It’s quite the dynamic book that is a powerful tool for parents and teachers. My children are too young for the majority of this book, but I can’t wait to incorporate it into some fun family time in the future.

One of my favorite sections is toward the end — entitled “Talk the Talk.” It provides all sorts of conversation starters that would be so great at the family dinner table or on a road trip. They are all geared toward children and I always appreciate these types of lists.

Overall, this is an excellent book that was very professionally designed and published. I’m glad I had the opportunity to review it.

I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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"[Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers. All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

As someone who is familiar with the writings of the author [1] and someone who has read perhaps too many books for children without having any of them [2], this book comes with a clear intentionality about it. A question worth asking with any book is: why does this book exist? What is its purpose or motive for being? In this case, we have a book with two obvious purposes for being, both of which may be obvious to some of the more clever children who are the audience of this book. The open motive for this book is to provide trivia, jokes, and fun facts for children. The slightly less open but not particularly hidden agenda for this book is to evangelize children in the religious mindset of the author, which has some flaws in it. There are some things this book gets wrong, and the book itself may not be approved by all parents, particularly those who disagree with the author's intent to tell children lies about salvation, and even make some missteps concerning some of what is presented as biblical fact. For the most part, this is an enjoyable book despite its occasional flaws, but there were some aspects about it that rubbed me the wrong way that are also worthy of comment.

The book itself is a short one. I read the ePub version of the book on my computer and managed somehow to fall asleep while I was reading it despite its brevity. The paper version of the book is intended to be under 200 pages and it should be short enough to be of interest to parents and children. It will likely not be of interest to parents on its own terms. There are plenty of children's books that are of interest to parents, that contain a deeper layer of material that adults can appreciate or at least enough interesting details that an adult can infer a deeper layer that may not exist. This is not one of those books. IT begins with several pages of knock knock jokes and does not rise far above this level. Perhaps the most interesting material this book has is its Bible facts and trivia, its fill in the blanks, and especially the questions it asks readers to ponder over about their knowledge and beliefs concerning the scriptures. To be sure, this material comes with some fairly overt hidden agendas, but all the same, that is the real depth this book has and the sort of material that would be most of value, especially as the questions are graciously left open-ended, for the most part.

Parents who share the precise religious worldview of this book will likely find this book to be a suitable way to engage or distract children during road trips, and some of the questions in the book are likely to be of interest in sparking longer and more serious conversations about what is in the Bible and what is thought and believed about the Bible. There is obviously plenty to appreciate about this book. That said, some of the jokes in this book were tiresome to read one time, and would be incredibly irritating if repeated over and over again by a child who actually thought they were funny or who liked to intentionally bother others with jokes known not to be funny. Ultimately, this is a book written to children that panders to them, that flatters them where they are with the same sort of material provided by Hollywood culture. This ought not to come as a surprise since that is precisely the background of the author, but it is disappointing when there are a lot of books written to children that see the potential of children to be serious and reflective human beings that this book comes with the goal of making Christianity acceptable to young readers by flattery and dumbing things down. This book is, unfortunately, a bit of a let down for the most part.

[1] See, for example:

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016...

[2] See, for example:

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2014...

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2013...

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017...

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016...

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016...

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016...

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016...

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016...

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016...

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016...

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016...

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016...

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016...

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016...
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