The 365 Day Fun Bible Fact Book
Compiled by Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Barbour Books (2010)
Reviewed by Tiffany Schlarman for Reader Views (08/10)
If you need a refreshing, fun, exciting new learning experience from the Bible, this is it! A fun fact a day will make this cost-effective book last you the entire year. I doubt you will be able to hold off that long though. Each page has a Bible verse from different versions, mostly keeping with the NIV. The verses are not your typical well-known every-day verses. Instead they are the verses that have been passed over, pushed aside or simply overlooked. “The 365 Day Fun Bible Fact Book” brings to life many new verses in a way that will make you laugh, ponder and appreciate the wisdom of God.
Each daily fun fact is full of exciting, fresh, and interesting tidbits to help you understand and appreciate the correlating verse. The reader is set up to learn something simple or something complex in a way that is easy to understand and set a level any reader can enjoy. Always point to God as our creator and his power, the book host stories such as “Fish coughs up cash” a note about God’s provision and royalty. It has funny stories to make any reader smile such as “Noisy Neighbor” in which the Bible clearly points out that even the nicest neighbor should not be loud or boasting. The story makes a point about being a good neighbor, wise in timing and humble in compliments to others. Other titles that caught my attention were “Dad, watcha doing up here?” A short tidbit for married couples with an urge to “get along.”
The book is a perfect addition to a daily devotional, or as a quick uplifting moment during your day. Each page had a fun and interesting daily read that will leave you wanting more. It is hard to read just one. They leave you with interesting thoughts to dwell on. The book is perfect for youth groups, men and women’s Bible studies, junior high classes or home groups. Each page has a Bible trivia question to challenge the reader. They entice you to know the answer and if you don’t, you will want to find out! The answers are listed in the back of the book along with the related passage in the Bible for further investigation. “The 365 Day Fun Bible Fact Book” was a joy to read and I highly recommend it.