Snack of Choice:
Breakfast is better if it's waffles. Not those crazy Belgian waffles, but the old fashioned machines past on from generation to generation. A traditional 4 panel waffle with a classic 7x7 hole ratio. This, matched with a fluffy topping of "Peanut Butter Stuff" (1 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 syrup -- whipped) makes the morning worth getting up for. Grab your Kuerig coffee and you're ready to go.... or just grab an Eggo.
Story behind the story:
I'm building my library for the next generation (just like my waffles). Thomas Nelson helped me out with this one. They provided me with a free copy with the agreement that I will write a review (but it doesn't have to be a positive one). I hope to use these resources to encourage the faith of my future children.
This keepsake Bible is just in time for Easter (I think that's the intention). The Velveteen Rabbit on the front and the colorful illustrations with animal pictorial representations of a particular verse or psalm make this product standout for a great gift from the aunt or grandmother or mom. The Bible comes in a gift box with a magnetic lid and utilizes the New King James Version.
The Real Story:
I tell you the truth, Wikipedia JUST reveled to me what "Velveteen" is. And they say it's not a reliable source -- ha! It's a "cotton cloth made in imitation of velvet. The term is sometimes applied to a mixture of silk and cotton." At least it sounds great. To a great extent I think this resource is probably for the adults more than the child for whom this gift is intended. A Bible really isn't meant to be looked at, but to be read. The only thing besides the Text and the pictures is a "read your Bible through in a year" calendar -- just the tool a child needs. That may be a little harsh, but I really do like it.
The Word is powerful by Itself, but another Bible Story Book that makes it simple for a child would be recommended.
3.5 out of 5 imitations of velvet?