Book Review for The Family Illustrated Bible

Leah Courtney
I was able to review The Family Illustrated Bible (previously The Children's Bible from DK) published by New Leaf Press. This is a beautiful hard back book.  The illustrations are very well done.  Besides illustrations, the Bible has real photographs of places and objects that are relevant.  There are maps of Bible places also.  This Bible would make a beautiful addition to a family library.

Negatively, I don't like children's Bibles that have an adapted text.  I would really prefer to see the actual text of the Bible used along with the beautiful illustrations.  I had high hopes for this Bible- published by New Leaf Publishing because the publisher has a reputation for high standards of Biblical truth.  Unfortunately, this was just a repackaging of the DK Children's Bible which I think we already own.  I think the adaptation makes the Bible seem more story like and not absolutely true and infallible.

So, my review is mixed.  If you are looking for a beautiful Bible story book to add to your family library, this one's great.  The Biblical accounts seem very accurate and the illustrations are a very nice touch.  But, if you are looking for the actual Bible text to share with your children, don't choose this edition.  You'll be disappointed.

I received a free edition of this book for review purposes from New Leaf Publishing.  All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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