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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Paperback: 1344 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Updated edition (July 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414337698
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414337692
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

The Hands-On Bible is loaded with activities that parents and kids can do together. Experiencing the Bible in engaging ways makes scripture relevant and memorable. It features the clear New Living Translation to help children understand God’s Word. Plus, MyHandsOnBible.com gives parents free bonus activities, devotions, music, and more.
  • The clear New Living Translation is understandable and brings the Bible to life.
  • Hands-On Bible Experiences invite kids to do the Bible with science experiments, crafts, snacks, journals—the ways kids learn best!
  • 52 Key Verse Activities (that’s one a week for a whole year!) help kids learn, understand, and live important Bible truths.
  • Bible Book Introductions make kids want to read every book of the Bible by using humor and hilarious graphics.
  • Full-color Bible Bonanza Experiences introduce kids to the biggest and best Bible stories.
  • Fun facts help kids see the Bible as true and amazing.
  • Bible Hero Biographies talk straight to kids, making the characters come alive. MyHandsOnBible.com features family devotions, music, a Bible reading plan, and more.
  • Tons of other features like the “Where to Turn When I’m . . .” index, kid-friendly Q&Amp;A, dictionary/concordance, maps, and charts reinforce truths and add to the ongoing learning fun.

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend it it's great for kids.
I am amazed at how much she picks it up and reads it...very fun and easy to read, love the setup of the bible.
One feature of this Bible are the Key Verse Activities.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 1, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Wow! I am not a big fan of the NLT Bible translation but this one has really made me think twice, a great Bible especially if you have children. We've been using this Bible to do our Bible reading for our school days and it is able to hold all three of my children's attention, ages 8 1/2 down to 4 years old. The reading is easy and is simple for them to understand and grasp, my 8 1/2 year old thinks it's almost to young for her but she likes the activities in it. It's made it much easier to understand the generations listed in Genesis from Adam without having to explain begat to the children.

The hands-on activities are a wonderful addition and when we have time in our studies I throw the activities in as they corespond to our curriculum and the day's Bible reading. Anything that helps to bring about Scriptural understanding and drive home the facts that the Bible is still an excellent and time tested source for living is a winner in my book. I really like the slipcover that comes with it as it makes me feel as if it's not getting a beating on the shelf and from frequent handling.

Even if you're not an NLT fan I still say to give this Bible a chance or use alongside your preferred version to make it easier for young children to grasp concepts until they're older. An excellent resource for family devotions or to include, as we did, with your Bible curriculum for the day - this is a great way to fit in Bible reading and comprehension so that your children will keep God's Word in their hearts.

**I received a copy of the Hands-On Bible NLT from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was given.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By H. Twitchell on July 28, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The new Hands-On Bible in the New Living Translation is the hands down best adolescent Bible I've ever seen! I am beyond excited for the children who will be owners of this incredibly bound, fun-filled Word. Not only are the pages visually exciting, but they are filled with fun projects to do with your hands (crafts, science projects, snacks, activities). I think this idea will help put to memory the things in God's Word and also help the kids to see scriptures relevancy.

Another really great thing I've found are the 'Bible Bio's' from hero's like Abraham. There is even a section that explains the Old & New Testament books- The Pentateuch, History, Poetry, Prophecy, Gospels, Epistles, Revelation. There are even time lines that are easy for kids to understand in the introductions of books. 'Cool facts' teach you things like how high Noah's ark was compared to a house. Then there are area's to learn it, do it, share it, and live it spilled out through the pages of the Hands-On Bible. I even found myself learning new things out of the Bible through my reading in it for review!

The best part of all are the areas known as 'The Jesus Connection' which helps you to discover how the focus of the Bible is Jesus. I love how Hands-On Bible encourages your children to have their own relationship with the Lord and His Word. If you have a child(ren) who are bored with their present Bible or you just want to bless them with a new & exciting one to help grow their faith & relationship with the Lord through His Word run out and get them Hands-On! You won't be sorry you did!

* This book was provided for review purposes by Tyndale.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Anne TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 12, 2010
Format: Paperback
Before I begin, I think this is a Bible for Families, Not for Kids to read on their own. The size of the font is very small and I think it would be very difficult for most 6-8 year olds to read. I realized after reading several reviews that I just assumed it was for families and not for kids because of this! If you're looking for a larger size font with easy to read language, I recommend the Discoverer's Bible for Young Readers NIrV Discoverer's Bible for Young Readers

That being said, I do like this Bible for families because of the features of this Bible. If I were simply choosing a Bible to read as a family, without concern about which translation it is (because my family doesn't normally read the NLT), then I would definitely choose this one. I really liked the activities and ideas of how to convey different ideas to your kids. I would say that this Bible is good for families with children ages 5-12. This is a very contemporary take on how to connect kids to the Bible and more importantly God yet also understand the time in which the people in the Bible lived.

The language in many of the comments and side notes in this Bible that I'm reviewing is very "modern". Here's an example from one of the things to think about: "Adam and Eve messed up big time by disobeying. Then they tried to hide from God. Duh!" but later in the same note... "God didn't need fingerprints to bust Adam and Eve. God sees everything. But God wants to forgive us--that's why he sent Jesus. When we believe in jesus and tell God we're sorry, he'll wash away our sins!" from p. 7 Hands-On Bible (NLT).

On one hand, I like the simplicity of the explanation--it's great for kids!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Tina on July 18, 2010
Format: Hardcover
One of my first clues about anything geared towards kids is if my daughter claims it as her own. When I opened the envelope from Tyndale Publishers with my review copy of the Hands-On Bible, Hannah immediately took the book and ran to her room with it. She was drawn in by the colorful cover and the promise of fun that it proclaims.
I must say that I was quite surprised with the cleverness of the activities included within the text of the scripture. It is almost like having several object lessons interwoven throughout the Bible. Every experiment that we tried astounded me and really brought home the point that was being made. Each book has an introductory page that sends the reader on a treasure hunt in the book, pointing out stories that may easily be overlooked. The extra material at the end of the Biblical text includes Big Questions, Concordance/Dictionary, and maps among other useful information.
Hannah and I have started using this Bible with our home school work and have enjoyed the added depth and whimsy that this Bible has added to our lessons. The New Living Translation is a well written translation of the original Greek and Hebrew texts. I enjoy reading large portions of text, because of the ease of the language.
The Hands-On Bible is an excellent first Bible, but it is also a great Bible for anyone that wants to help bring a new understanding to the scripture through activities, experiments, and study.
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