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    1. The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed
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    1. The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
    by C. S. Lewis, Cliff Nielsen
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    Asin: 0064471195
    Catlog: Book (1994-07-08)
    Publisher: HarperTrophy
    Sales Rank: 64
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    Collection includes all seven of the novels in the series. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Truly Fantastic
    Clives Staples Lewis has created a mythical world which absolutely captures the human mind. The Chronicles of Narnia contain exciting plots, which all converge upon each other at the finally of the series: The Last Battle. Through out the books weaves the morals and beliefs of Christianity. These books do a wonder job of telling the story of the Bible, from the instantaneous creation of the world to the death of Aslan (Jesus). The way God cares about every one and desires us to enjoy life through Him, to the last battle and final days at the end of the world (of course Lewis did not know what was going to happen, yet it is still an interesting idea). In one of the best written books of all time, the land of Narnia comes alive with lovable and evil characters. The battle between good and evil is made abruptly apparent in this book as a small country goes through its history fighting for what is right. Light and darkness collide in the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe as four kids explore the land which they will rule. For a time it appears as though the evil side emerges victorious; but it is found that the White Witch as not the ability to peer far enough back into the depths time. This book it one of the most important of the set, because contained in it is the most important message of all time. My father used to read the Chronicles of Narnia to me when I was younger, now I read them on my own. When he did this he stressed, Christianity is having the relationship with God, like the youths had with Aslan. I think these are very well written books and I would encourage any one to read. I uphold C.S. Lewis as a great writer of the centuries and I praise his books (all of them) as magnificant.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best fantasy series ever!
    If I could I would give The Chronicles of Narnia 500 stars. The story is fresh and fascinating. The world of Narnia is how our world should be with humans and animals and other fantstical creatures joing together for the greater good.

    The series starts with "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe." Very accurate title because these are the important magical objects in this book. The shell of the story is set during WWII when the children of London are evacuated to the countryside in order to protect them from the air raids. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are sent to a country manor where they discover a wardrobe that transports them to the Magical world of Narnia where it is always winter, never Christmas, and even time flows different. We meet Mr. Tumnus the fawn and a kindly beaver couple who help the children escape the dreaded White Witch. Finally there is the incredible Aslan, the lion ruler of Narnia.

    With seven books in the series it is impossible to sum up them all here, but they are all worth reading. My recommendation is to buy the series and read it to your children (that way you don't have to feel guilty that you are enjoying the books as much as they are). Or just buy it for the magical feeling of being young and full of imagnination.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This boxed set is the BEST way to get this CLASSIC
    Over the last century, C.S. Lewis' Narnia Chronicles have become among the most beloved works of children's literature ever published, and with good reason. The seven volumes of this series offer stories that are absolutely timeless, fairy tales mixing adventurous journeys, marvelous characters, mythical creatures, terrible evils, and moral lessons. That they are well told only helps them stand the test of time.

    This boxed set is simply gorgeous, with attractive covers and nice layouts - plus you get the books individually, which is good for children who may not have the stamina to hold up that giant collected edition.

    Each of the seven volumes can be read as an independent story, yet each are linked together by reoccurring themes and characters. Together the separate books form a unified whole, the grand and epic tale that is the Narnia Chronicles. Only "The Horse And His Boy" stands alone as a tale outside the core story arc, though there are cameos by core characters. Over the course of the six core volumes, the interwoven story of Narnia is told from that magical land's creation to its glorious end.

    The books are not always of consistent quality, but a strong book always follows the weaker volumes. Such was the case when the Homeresque "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" followed the forgettable "Prince Caspian," for instance.

    Of course, calling the seven-book series a single epic brings into mind a long-running debate. In what order should the books be read; chronologically or in published order? In truth, either order will work because the stories are strong enough to withstand any amount of juggling.

    The Narnia Chronicles are classics because they offer rich and rewarding stories, glimpses of far off and magical lands, and present entertaining characters to the reader. They stand the test of time because they contain age-old moral lessons, are written in an eminently readable way that just begs to be read aloud, and are simple enough for kids while deep enough for adults. The cliché holds true here: the books are great for young and old alike.

    No fan of young adult or juvenile literature should pass up on the Narnia Chronicles. Neither should any fan of fantasy, either. And probably nor should any reader at all, period. Recommended classics and near essential reading.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The second best fantasy series ever written...
    ...after Lord of the Rings, and easily the best children's series ever written. 'Nuff said!

    5-0 out of 5 stars CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER IS FOR ADULTS!!!
    If you are new to this series, especially if you are going to read it to a child, DO NOT READ THEM IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER! A child will lose interest after a few chapters. Few great stories are told strictly in chronological order and the hook for Narnia is "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe".

    Many of these other reviews done by people saying that they like reading these books in chronological order are adults who fell in love with the series years ago, and now see this new order as making better grown-up sense. Reading it this way for the first time will leave you with many details that shouldn't be discovered until after reading the first few books in the original order, and won't keep a child interested the way I and so many others were as kids.

    So please, if you are an adult familiar and returning to this series, feel free to read it in any order you choose, (I certainly do) but if this is your first time, read it in the order below...cheers

    1) The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, 2) Prince Caspian, 3)The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, 4) The Silver Chair, 5) The Horse and His Boy, 6) The Magician's Nephew, and 7) The Last Battle ... Read more

    2. Adventure Bible, Revised, NIV
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    Asin: 0310911443
    Catlog: Book (2000-08-01)
    Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
    Sales Rank: 2841
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    In this revised edition of The NIV Adventure Bible, kids 8-12 will discover the treasure of God's Word. Filled with great adventures and exciting features, The NIV Adventure Bible opens a fresh new encounter with Scripture for kids, especially at a time when they are trying to develop their own ideas and opinions independent of their parents. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
    I am very pleased with this bible for my grand daughter. Even though it only recommends up to age 12and she is 14 .I think this is Bible is meant for teens as well. I was just looking it over and could hardly put it down.
    Praise The Lord

    5-0 out of 5 stars Entices Kids to Read It
    I bought this bible for my 10-year-old nephew, who doesn't like to read and is always put off by thick books with few pictures. Because this bible is geared for young people and also has a provocative title, my nephew is more likely to open it up, or at least sit with me while we read it together. I like the approach this bible takes in presenting scripture as an "adventure" and it seems to attract my nephew as well. And, not insignificantly, this version is priced right too. I bought him the paperback edition thinking that I will get him a nice leather-bound bible when he is older and more prepared to take care of a finely bound copy. All in all, a very good bible for a young person.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Recommended by our Christian School
    This is the Bible most used by students at our private school. Buying a Bible is part of their school supplies, and this one is perfect for many years of learning and enjoying!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Bible for children
    I bought each of my children the Adventure Bible, Revised, NIV. My daughters read it every night. This bible is easy for kids to read and understand.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for family devotions
    My 11 year old son has this Bible and we use it to do our family devotions. There are 'Lets Live It' sections that point out a specific Bible passage and then ask some questions to solidify our understanding and make the Bible relevent to our lives today.

    Other attractive qualities include "did you know?",with definitions of difficult terms, "words to remember" and "Bible times" all geared to increase undrestanding of God's word. There are also brightly colored pages with the ten commandments, 12 disciples and other important information. There are also maps in the back.

    I would recommend it for anyone from 8-15 and parents like it too. ... Read more

    3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Full-Color Collector's Edition)
    by C. S. Lewis
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    Asin: 0064409422
    Catlog: Book (2000-09-30)
    Publisher: HarperTrophy
    Sales Rank: 1538
    Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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    They open a door and enter a world. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Lions, Witches and Wardrobes--Oh My!
    Because it is so spectacular, I'm choosing The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe to be the first book I review here at Amazon. I first fell in love with this story (and the subsequent volumes in the series) when my fifth-grade teacher read it to our class. Though it has been more than a decade since, this book has remained one of my all-time favorite works of literature, and I try to reread it once a year. It has an enchanting effect on the heart, mind and soul that never diminishes.

    The novel features four British children: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy (Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve) who discover a magical world hidden behind fur coats in a wardrobe. In "Narnia", they encounter an endless parade of fantastic characters and events that aid them in their quest to free the land of Narnia from the spell of the White Witch. She makes winter a permanent season and turns those who oppose her into stone. The most prominent Narnians are the talking animals, but especially the lion Aslan who, with the children's help, must return spring and benevolent rule to the land.

    On a more analytical note, I find it fascinating how C.S. Lewis uses allegory to loosely bridge his fictional world with well-known themes and stories from the Bible. You can most easily recognize this in the ever-present battle between good and evil and the symbolic representation of Christ's Resurrection in the guise of Aslan's death and revival on the Stone Table. Which fulfills an "even deeper magic from before the dawn of time."

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a modern classic that should be included in EVERYONE'S library. It will leave you completely satisfied, but at the same time craving more (which can be found in the other six volumes of the Chronicles of Narnia series). Oh, to sit and rule at Cair Paravel while munching on Turkish Delight!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    This book is about a girl named Lucy and her 3 siblings named Peter, Susan, and Edmund. They have to go live with a relative that they call the "Professor." On day they decide to play hide and go seek. Lucy runs to a closet and there she meets a kind faun named Mr. Tumnus in a really cold wintery place. Lucy returns to her brothers and sister and tries to convince them of what she saw. Lucy and her siblings have now entered the land of Narnia where the evil White Witch lives who dislikes children and it always trying to capture them. At the end of the book, there is a big battle between the witch's evil side and Aslan's (the lion) good side. Aslan's courage and loyalty to the children and people in Narnia brings Spring to their land.

    This is the best fantasy I have ever read because it keeps the reader always involved. It is really hard to put this book down. Although this story seems complicated and hard to follow, it is fast moving and always keeps the reader in suspense. I loved reading this book and recommend it for both girls and boys. I know this one will be on your top ten list.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I want to go to Narnia
    How can you not adore this? You know how food can be labeled "comfort food" - well this is the type of story that's a "comfort story". I felt so protected, secure and safe while reading this. It takes me back to a time in my life when I reguarly daydream adventures like those in Narnia. I think it reminds us of imagination, and freedom, and child-like wonder. Such a beautiful, wonderful story. Allow it to take you away and suspend your disbelief - you won't be sorry.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Hope
    I chose to read this classic by C.S. Lewis because every one else I knew had read it when they were younger. I was told that it was an allegorical novel by a friend, which spiked my interest in what I considered just a child's fantasy. Lewis fills his world, Narnia, with a wonderful array of different and interesting characters. Fauns, Nymphs, Dryads, Naiads, and hospitable beavers all contribute to the fantastic nature of this story. Lewis must have been a creative man to imagine such wonders and write them down. A place where perpetually deadened by the cold of winter, with no Christmas and, therefore, no hope would be a terribly bleak setting. The depiction of Aslan as a symbol of Christ was quite interesting. Even the girls, Susan and Lucy, become similar to the two Marys in the gospel in their caretaking of the lion. So as not to give away the story to anyone else I will end saying this unique world provides more than just a fantasy escape. To both children and adults it provides a reminder that there is hope, even in our world, when it too seems cold and dead.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe a reveiw by Irene
    Have you ever imagined being sent away to someone's house, that has a secret that no one knows but you? The house in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe had a secret , which only Peter, Susan,Edmund, and Lucy knows. Once they went through the wardrobe in the house,their adventures would begin in the land called Narnia, and their lives will change.

    I love this book, because it tells about Lucy trying to save her friend Tumnus. It tells about the wonderful adventures she had with her friends, Peter, Susan, and Edmund and the great dangers they faced in Narnia. I also liked the little rhymes that describes Aslan, the great lion.

    I wish that this book would be longer and the adventures of Narnia would countinue in this book.

    I recommend this book for people who like adventure stories, because this book is filled with adventures.

    My favorite part is when the dwarf made Edmond a prisoner and used a whip to threaten him to go faster. If the White Witch ( a terrible witch) that calls herself queen of Narnia wants Edmond to go faster, the dwarf whips him until he goes faster.

    My other favorite part is when Edmond got tricked into bringing Peter, Susan and Lucy to her because she wants to turn Edmond and his friends into stone. They are smart and she doesn't want them to break the White Witch's spell. The spell is a spell that will keep Narnia always in a winter season.

    On the map, I think it is a little confusing because it doesn't show the place where Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy came through the Wardrobe to Narnia, but the story is exciting. ... Read more

    4. NIrV Kids' Devotional Bible Revised
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    Asin: 0310926572
    Catlog: Book (1998-09-01)
    Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
    Sales Rank: 55209
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Fire up their imaginations and you'll stoke their spirits as well. That's the idea behind the NIrV Kids' Devotional Bible--the devotional Bible created especially for young readers. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great REAL Bible
    I bought this Bible for my son (6 y.o) and have been amazed at how well he can read it. Even though he is just learning to read, he is able to use the "rules" he know to figure out most of the words. What a GREAT book to use for someone who's learning to read! He loves it because it's not just stories, he's reading his Bible just like I do. I just wish I had gotten the hardcover.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A real Bible for kids
    My 7 year old daughter wanted her own Bible, but not just a book of stories, she wanted the full text. With this Bible, she can read and understand the Bible on her own. She devours the daily devotionals, sometimes reading two or three in a day. Even though the text is easy to understand, there are still words she does not understand - The dictionary in the back provides simple definitions for words such as redeem, curse, etc. The subject index allows her to look up subjects she is interested in. If we are talking about how to be a good friend, we just look up friends in the index and read what God has to say.

    I recommend this Bible to early readers who want the full text of the Bible without the difficult text of other versions.

    5-0 out of 5 stars NIrV Kids Devotional Bible
    My grandson who is 7 years old has really taken to reading this Kids version of the Bible. According to my daughter, he loves reading every night before he goes to bed. He reads very well and the Bible stories are well geared to his age group. I appreciate the fact that at his young age he is so interested in reading God's Word and Jesus is becoming so real to him. This is an excellent version for young minds to spark their interest in reading God's word. An answer to the prayer of a Grandmother's heart.

    Thanks for the opportunity to list is review.

    God Bless ... Read more

    5. University Of Destruction: Your Game Plan For Spiritual Victory On Campus
    by David Wheaton
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    Asin: 0764200534
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-01)
    Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
    Sales Rank: 707
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    The statistic is staggering: As many as 50 percent of Christian students say they have lost their faith after four years in college. For far too many students, the transition from home life to campus life is traumatic--what begins as a University of Instruction often ends up being a University of Destruction...with long-lasting negative effects and no guarantee of return.

    Relating his own experiences at Stanford, David Wheaton describes the three Pillars of Peril you will face in college-sex, drugs/alcohol, and humanism-and presents a game plan for victory over these pitfalls based on raising your spiritual GPA. You will also receive practical advice on dating, friends, choosing the right college, and how to get back on course if you have gone astray.

    Headed to college? Already there? Let University of Destruction show you how to be an Overcomer on campus! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally! A Practical Gift for the High School Graduate!
    What to buy that high school graduate who is a Christian? If the answer is, "Buy him/her a book," until now the option had been limited to saccharin, shallow devotional guides. With David Wheaton's "University of Destruction: Your Game Plan for Spiritual Victory on Campus," there is now an option that is relevant, penetrating, and practical.

    Author David Wheaton has "been there, done that." From his own experience on the campus of Stanford University, from his research, and from his interaction with 1000s of young people, Wheaton has distilled three "Pillars of Peril" for the Christian on the college campus: sex, alcohol/drugs, and humanism. After identifying the perils, Wheaton creatively offers realistic guidelines for raising the college spiritual GPA in order to become a victorious Christian on campus.

    Wheaton demonstrates his insight by not stopping at the "body sins" of college campus--sex, drugs, and alcohol. For the deepest, ongoing college peril is the "mental sin" or "faith sin" of the deconstruction of belief that systematically occurs on secular college campuses.

    You know that a book is solid when both Sean Hannity and Dr. John MacArthur recommend it. They're correct. "University of Destruction" is an excellent gift not only for the high school graduate, but for her/his parents.

    Reviewer: Robert W. Kellemen, Ph.D., is the author of "Soul Physicians" and "Spiritual Friends." He is also the parent of a college junior on an elite secular college campus and the parent of a high school senior headed to an elite college.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
    I could have used a mentor like this when I was a young adult! I am a parent of a high schooler and highly recommend this book. David does an excellent job of preparing the reader for the temptations of "Sodom" found on many college campuses (and many high school campuses as well). He teaches the reader how avoid the temptations by establishing the habits of a godly lifestyle. This book would be very helpful for any young adult ready to go out on his/her own, college bound or not.The same temptations are there in and out of college. ... Read more

    6. For the Children:Words of Love and Inspiration from His Holiness Pope John Paul II
    by John, Pope, Ii Paul
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    Asin: 0439149029
    Catlog: Book (2000-03-01)
    Publisher: Scholastic
    Sales Rank: 95437
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    This collection of quotes from Pope John Paul II is a testimonial to his love and respect for the children of the world. Each page offers a stirring, inspirational message that speaks to important Catholic themes in childhood, such as "Family," "School," "Prayer," "Suffering," "Peace," and "My First Communion." Alongside each quote there is an exquisite color photograph of a child or group of children that embodies the theme.

    Under the opening heading "Greeting," Pope John Paul offered these words in an address to a crowd of 10,000 children at Vatican City: "The Pope wishes well to everyone, but he has a preference for the youngest, because they had a special place in the heart of Christ, who wished to remain with the children and to talk with the young. He addressed his call to the young especially, and John, the youngest apostle, was his favorite." What child would not feel honored and captivated by such a respectful invitation? This is an excellent gift book for Catholic children, who will certainly beam with pride, prayer, and purpose upon reading this loving tribute. --Gail Hudson ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Message of Hope and Peace for Our Youth
    This book is one of hope and inspiration for all children of the world. It consists of passages taken directly from speeches given by Pope John Paul the II to children and youth groups around the world. The book is geared toward elementary school children of the Catholic faith, but the words will speak to any heart. Each page has a heading, such as "Peace," "Love," "Family," "Faith," and an excerpt from one of the Pope's speeches. There is also an accompanying photo of young children (often depicted with the Pope himself or in the midst of typical religious activities). This is a book that is meant to be read aloud to your child and shared together, as you talk about the meaning of the words within. I find "For the Children" to be especially apt today, in light of the unfortunate tragedies that have befallen our nation and world. One of my favorite passages states: "I say to you, with all the love I have for you, not listen to voices which speak the language of hatred, revenge, retaliation....Love life, respect life in yourself and not think that courage and strength are proved by killing and destruction...true courage lies in working for peace." The book also talks about the unconditional love that God has for everyone, about hope for the future, and about praying for peace and harmony in our world. Pope John Paul II is a very wise man, one of the biggest peacemakers of our time. I have a lot of respect for him as a person.I would encourage any parent to buy this book to share with their family and share the message of love and peace found therein.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Words of wisdom for our younger ones
    This book has excerts of Pope John Paul II's speeches which have been directed to Catholic children. These words of our Pope, however, have significance even to those over the age of 10. I highly recommend this book for First Communicants and for all other Catholic children, because had I had this book when I was younger, I would probably not have fallen into as many traps as I did.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Book!
    As a second grade religion teacher, this book is one of the most inspiring gifts you can give to your child! It is an ideal gift for a First Comminion, or to children preparing for First Communion next year. It's also a great gift for anyone working with chilren preparing for the sacraments. While first and second graders will need some help with the bigger words, this is a book to be read and shared with your child. The Pope's words speak volumes for both children and adults. I also purchased a copy for the pastor at my church, who used portions of the book in his homily at my parish's First Communion Mass. My favorite section is the Pope's recollection of his own Holy Communion day.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beatiful, inspiring
    This is a beautiful book. It contains photographs of children from all over the world with the Pope along with the text from his writings and speeches about children, including his letters to children. Very thoughtfully put together, easy to read. It makes a wonderful gift for children as well as adults who work or live with children - a wonderful reminder of what a precious gift children are in our lives!

    5-0 out of 5 stars For the Children: Words of Love and Inspiration from His Hol
    Wonderful book! The pictures are beautiful; they include children from all over the world with the Pope. As for the text, the title says it all... page after page of loving messages from The Pope Who Loves Children. I'm looking forward to sharing it with my two boys (it will be an Easter gift.) It will be a very special keepsake! The special padded, hardcover binding makes it extra-nice; it is a perfect gift for any child, from newborn on up. ... Read more

    7. Saint Francis of Assisi : A Life of Joy
    by Robert F. Kennedy
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    Asin: 0786818751
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
    Publisher: Hyperion
    Sales Rank: 1135
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    He turned away from his life of wealth and privilege to live with lepers, the "untouchables" of his society. He preached the idea of the sanctity of all life, becoming an advocate of animal rights and environmentalism in a time when even human life often had little value. He found joy in owning nothing, and giving everything away. He was story of Saint Francis of Assisi and the story of his life is inspiring and radical. And now more than ever, it bears important messages for American children living in a culture of casual abundance and waste. Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.-a father, a devout Roman Catholic, a crusader for clean air and water, and a member of a family famous for its dedication to public service. It is no wonder, then, that this saint's story should resonate so powerfully with him. Mr. Kennedy has retold Francis's story as a lesson and inspiration for his own children-and for children everywhere. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars ...To Seek A Newer World.
    This is a wonderful book for people of all ages. It is full of hope and wonder and teaches us all, as the author's farther did, "to seek a newer world".The protection of our animals, birds and overall environment is more important today then it was in St. Francis' time and his life story is told with wit and grace by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. As one who was an intern in Senator Kennedy's ill fated campaign for the presidency in 1968, I feel a special happiness that RFK's namesake is contributing so very much to make our country and world a much better place.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book!
    When I saw Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. talk about his book on Good Morning America, I rushed out to buy a copy.My mom always
    had a Saint Francis figurine out in the garden and the story
    about him has always been an inspiration to me.

    Though this book may be advertised as a child's book, it really
    is for any one at any age.Each page has exquisite illustrations done by Dennis Nolan; each page has has a verse
    and an accompanying full page illustration and calligraphic letters.

    Whether young or old, you should read this book.It will make you think about plants and animals - our most endangered resources - and will give you a different view after you've read it.

    Lovely work.Beautiful story.

    Valerie Atkinson Brown
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    8. Everything Counts
    by Steve L. Case
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    Asin: 0310254086
    Catlog: Book (2003-08-01)
    Publisher: Zondervan
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    Oswald Chambers' classic devotional, My Utmost for His Highest, adapted for students by the experts at Youth Specialties.For generations, people all over the world have been touched by the godly insights of Oswald Chambers.Now his work is available in a fresh form especially designed to speak to today's generation. ... Read more

    9. Revolve: The Complete New Testament
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    Asin: 0718003586
    Catlog: Book (2003-07-15)
    Publisher: Nelson Bibles
    Sales Rank: 4362
    Average Customer Review: 2.99 out of 5 stars
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    In focus groups, online polling, and one-on-one discussion, Transit Books has found that the number one reason teens don't read the Bible is that it is "too big and freaky looking." This fashion-magazine format for the New Testament is the perfect solution to that problem. Teen girls feel comfortable exploring the Scriptures in the New Century Version and over 500 further-study notes because of the relevant language and format!

    Revolve is the new look for teen Bible publishing!

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Is "evil" too strong a word?
    Finally we have sunk to the bottom of barrel in a BIBLE-FOR-PROFIT industry! Here is a Bible that leads one to believe that the primary message of the Gospel is teenage girls in their adolescent self absorption. I have always been against Bibles that cater to a specific market, but this Bible manages to take an already bad concept to an all time low, with a glossy model cover and beauty tips for teenage girls. Inside one will find teenagers skimpily clad in bikinis. I was under the impression that the Bible served to correct the egocentricity and demonic consumerism of our times. I had no idea that we were to pretend this egocentricity were all the while about Almighty God!

    It gets worse. If one goes to the Thomas Nelson website, one gets the official justification for this rubbish as being the fact that many teenage girls think that the ordinary Bible is just too "big and freaky looking." Perhaps the cross of our Lord is also too freaky looking? The truth is that most of these teenagers are a figment of the publisher's imagination. My experience as a Minister is that teens seek for the deep things in life, and that we should not believe profit driven companies who stereotype teenage girls as being shallow and self absorbed. Are we truly to believe that the only way to reach a teenage girl is to make the Gospel funky like her lipstick?

    I have taken a personal decision with this publication, and that is no longer to support Thomas Nelson publishers, either by buying or reviewing their products. They have lost all credibility in my eyes with what can only be described as utter refuse, and they have prostituted their once good name with sheer devilish tripe.

    1-0 out of 5 stars The disturbing evolution of scipture
    Though I am not a devout Christian, as many reviewers here are, I am very open to many concepts in the Bible, as well as encouraging of the intellectual study of the New and Old Testaments as vital historical documents.

    However, Revolve strays so far from the "word of god" that it is almost sacreligious.

    The biggest problem I have with this zine is the sidebars. Take out the "blab," the quizzeses, etc. and you have a New Testament marketable to teenagers. Many followers of Christianity are raised to read the New Testament with the disclaimer that it was written centuries ago and that not all rules necessarily apply to modern day. However, the writers and editors of revolve have taken the New Testament and applied it literally to modern day situations. This is a very dangerous enterprise, people.

    For example: one "reader's question" discusses what one should do if they are being sexually abused by a parent or family member. Yet nearly one third of the moral dilemas presented in Revolve can be allegedly solved by simply submitting to what your parents tell you. How can this piece of literature in good conscience acknowledge the existence of abusive and destructive parents, and then turn around and preach the infalliability of thy mother and thy father.

    At a time when teens need to learn to think for themselves and make their own decisions, revolve is teaching them that this ability is unecessary--and in some cases sacreligious.

    This is an outrage--and I am one reader whose disgust has nothing to do with lack of faith in god

    1-0 out of 5 stars Revolve portrays young women as "second best"
    Getting young people interested in religion seems to be getting more and more difficult daily. But "Revolve" goes about it in all the wrong ways. Encouraging young women to think it is OK to be subserivient to males may have been encouraged by our Puritan ancestors, but I think almost every woman, Christian or otherwise, would agree that the idea doesn't fly today.

    Racist issues illustrated by this publication have also come to my attention, with sidebar "facts" declaring that African-American teens are 40% more likely to have had premarital sex than Caucasian teens. Nowhere are these "facts" credited or sourced.

    If your family's ideals and values include women following their husbands instead of walking beside them, or a skewed idea that African-Americans, Hispanics, and any other minority is "less moral" than whites, or "unclean", then this could be the book to give your daughters, nieces, or granddaughters. However, if you would rather raise your daughter (or any other young female you may know) in a more equalized (and as far as I'm concerned, Christ was the most "equal" human being to ever walk the planet) environment, then I suggest you stay away from this book and maybe purchase her a copy of the timeless "Our Bodies, Ourselves", or maybe even a standard bible that isn't geared towards one demographic as a moneymaking scheme designed to pull teenage girls in with a pretty cover.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best bible for teens EVER!!!
    My parents made it a goal for me to read the whole new testiment of the bible. I tried, and couldn't stick to it for ANYTHING! But then i heard about "Revolve" and OMIGOSH! I know i'll have the new testiment read soon! this bible encourages me to read all the time! There are so many fun ideas, tips, and advice for living a Godly life! Plus this version of the new testiment is easy to understand! I LOVE IT TO DEATH!!! All of you teen girls out there would have to be CRAZY not to ADORE this version of the bible!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very well thought up!
    I first saw not Revolve, but Refuel, the New Testament for Guys when my good friend got it. I commented it, and he said, "I think there is one for girls, too." I went to my local bookstore and there it was. I bought it with my birthday money (I had turned 13 that day) and started reading it. I liked it from the start. It is very encouraging, and good. ... Read more

    10. BEGINNERS BIBLE : Timeless Children's Stories
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    Asin: 0310709628
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-01)
    Publisher: ZonderKidz
    Sales Rank: 5919
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Written for early readers, The Beginner's Bible includes 95 classic Bible stories, rewritten in a language children can understand. From the baby Moses ("A Basket Boat") to the baby Jesus ("The Most Special Baby"), from Noah ("The First Rainbow") to David and Goliath ("The Giant"), children are introduced to timeless stories and basic biblical concepts. Beautiful illustrations throughout. (Ages 4 to 8) ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Watch Out for New Edition With New Author & New Illustrator
    Karen Henley's "The Beginner's Bible" is a classic popular children's bible for pre-schooler's and primary grades. Beware that the publisher has come out with a new book by the same title, but with all new text by a different author and all new illustrations. The new book IS NOT the same as nor of the same quality as Karen Henley's original. This is a disappointment, that a publisher such as Zondervan would market an entirely new work by the name of a best selling title. Far too confusing for someone unaware of the differences in the two books. Amazon furthers the confusion by featuring the original Karen Henley version in their Look Inside feature for the new book. This is inaccurate information. This is not a new edition of the same work, but an entirely new book with nothing in common but a title.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Great First Bible
    The illustrations and length of each story make this just a great kids Bible.Perfect for night time stories.My daughter loves it still.A must get to read to your kids, and they'll be reading it before you know it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars it was my first bible
    I got this Bible when I was 2 years old. I loved looking at the pictures- and they are very bright and colorful. This Bible first gave me the idea that there was a book about God. When I was a little bit older, It told me that Bible stories were interesting, and not boring and glum like I thought it would be after I looked at my dad's Bible with a black cover. After all, you can't judge a book by it's cover! Now I am 10 years old, and although I have a full text NIV Bible, I still love to look at this bible. I actually have 2 copies of it, because when I was 4 I begged my Mom to get me another copy of this Bible. I am extremely fond of reading, and I still remember the day I read it all by myself, When I was 5. Wasn't I proud! It's very understandable and in clear, big, print. I still treasure it very much, and I absolutely recommend this Bible to you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a great Bible for young and old
    Our daughter received this bible for a baptism present. Because the stories require more of an attention span b/c of the length, we didn't read it to her very much until last year. This year, she will be turning 4 and she loves it! This is a bedtime reading staple in our household. We read at least 5-7 stories each night. It has given both my husband and I a better understanding of the Bible as well. The text is clear and the illustrations are vibrant and engaging. I truly would recommend this story to anyone interested in understanding the Bible a little isn't just for young children!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best early reading Bible I've found
    This Bible is written in language that a five year old can understand, has a picture on every page (that's my biggest requirement), and describes more Bible stories than my other kid Bibles at this level, I suppose because it has the most number of pages.My child enjoys listening to me read a little of it every day.The characters all look the same, it seems, but that's a small complaint.Recommended. ... Read more

    11. 365 Fun Facts for Catholic Kids
    by Bernadette M. Snyder
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    Asin: 0892433094
    Catlog: Book (1989-10-01)
    Publisher: Liguori Publications
    Sales Rank: 22570
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Dip into this book and discover a new idea for each day of the year. Look up today, look up yesterday, look up last week. Look up your birthday, your best friend's birthday, or you UNbirthday! But look it up! Life is fun. Facts are fun. And so is this book. Don't wait. Don't hesitate. You'll find an idea to help you meditate and cogitate - on every date. It's great! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars 365 great ways for your child to grow in faith
    Here's the book you've been wanting to give your child and one they'll actually be excited to read. "365 Fun Facts" doesn't just educate; it sparks interest in their Catholic faith by providing digestible tidbits of information and encourages them to push that faith farther in their daily lives.

    Each day's entry starts out with an interesting fact, from stories of saints to national holidays (US) to science trivia, even a bit of popular culture and both Church and American history. Even parents will learn a thing or two! The daily passage concludes with simple ways your child can grow in his or her Christian faith, both in thought and action. In addition, some entries suggest creative activities - like making a scrapbook, outlining the family tree, folding paper airplanes - that can be done together. Humorous illustrations also dot each page.

    As an adult I'm consistently impressed by the seamlessness of fact and faith in this book. Being a strong Catholic or even a compassionate person is not as hard as us older folks make it out, and kids, especially those who read this book, understand that well. Synder transforms the perils of Superman, the Great Wall of China, and the wedding at Cana into reasons for reexamining our faith and actions, thus making Catholicism slightly more accessible for those a little resistant to Catholic education of the parochial or Sunday school variety. (i.e., March 27: Superman may have had X-ray vision, but how might we use X-ray vision to see into other people's lives and try to understand what happiness or sorrow they are experiencing?) Kids will have no trouble relating to these simple lessons that form the foundation of their faith, and I only regret that more of us hadn't read it when we were younger.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Every day is special
    Each day of the year has a special Catholic tidbit of information. Some are for small children, for pre-teens, for adults, for lapsed Catholics, and some are just plain interesting!

    The booklet isn't really intended as a classroom type reading, but instead, as a handy book to just offer a starting point for further study. ... Read more

    12. Kid's Life Application Bible NLT (hc)
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    Asin: 0842332936
    Catlog: Book (2000-11-01)
    Publisher: Tyndale Kids
    Sales Rank: 27475
    Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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    A fun-filled, feature-packed Bible that is designed to help children ages 8-12 get into Scripture. The Kid's Life Application Bible is the perfect choice for parents and grandparents searching for a Bible to give children that is as easy to use as it is fun to read!

    Features: Easy-to-understand text captures the imagination and brings God's Word to lifeSticky Situations help kids choose between right and wrongDo the Right Thing notes give step-by-step suggestions for developing godly characterLife Then, Life Now helps explain differences between life today and during Bible timesHeroes and Villains--their lives become lessons for you in a fashion that rivals Saturday morning cartoons!I Wonder notes help answer question about puzzling things in the BiblePlus, memory verses, book introductions, amazing facts, timelines, maps and charts, two-color text, and NEW full-color inserts! ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars "Kid's" Bible? GREAT for young teens - NOT for preteens.
    If you are looking for a Bible that is easy to understand (this is the New Living Translation which reads very much like the Living Bible) for a "kid," i.e., preteen, you might want to look for a different Bible than this. My wife and I both believe this would be a great first Bible for a young teen not raised in a godly home, but several of the themes in the "Sticky Situations" are a little to "sticky" for a preteen. (Our credentials for this assessment? A married daughter with 3 children, a 23 year old son, a 15 year old son, and 20 years of ministry combined with the academic ingredients, blah, blah blah!) :)

    A few of the "Sticky Situations" from the approximately 50 that are found at various places in the "Kid's Bible" that make this Bible more suitable for a teen than a preteen...

    Example #1: This one is placed in the Song of Solomon on page 730..."A few years ago, you weren't interested in the opposite sex. In fact, you didn't want anything to do with them. Lately, however, you've been changing and have even found yourself thinking about love and sex. The DJs on your favorite radio station talk about sex all the time..."

    Example #2: On page 1012..."Lately, you've been having fun with some of the kids who live a few blocks away. You've spent some time with them after school and on the weekend. Recently, they have been talking about forming a club. The only problem is that there's an initiation..."

    Example #3: On page 1221..."You are not allowed to see PG-13 movies. When you asked your parents if you could go to a movie tonight, they said OK because the movie is rated G. Your dad drops you and your friends off at the theater, and you all buy your tickets. But once inside, your friends walk past the G movie and head for one rated PG-13..."

    The "Sticky Situations" vignettes are a helpful way to encourage the young reader to evaluate their heart in light of God's Word using real life situations, and for that it is very commendable, but not for a preteen.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Disapointed In Bible.
    I recently purchased this bible for my 10 year old son. My husband and I both have life application bibles and love them. I'm sorry to say while there are some good attributes to this bible...overall I was disapointed. It is missing some key things: this is not a red letter bible therefore making it very difficult for a child to know when exactly Jesus is speaking, it's missing a dictonary & concordance in the back and most of all it's missing the one thing that's makes an application bible an application's missing ALL the explanations for verses etc at the bottom of the page! If you're just looking for a basic bible w/out red letter this would be perfect for you. But, if you are buying it thinking you're getting an actual life application bible I'm afraid you'll be greatly disapointed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great Bible for any kid!
    This Bible is arranged and translated in a way that will allowkids to study on their own or with family and friends. Also, with themany features of this Bible, kids will be able to read about certain people more in depth, apply Biblical principles in their lives, and start thinking about theological issues. This is a great Bible for any child, whether they have been raised in church or are just beginning. ... Read more

    13. Adventure Bible for Young Readers, NIrV, The
    by Not Applicable (Na )
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    Asin: 0310911427
    Catlog: Book (2000-08-01)
    Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
    Sales Rank: 11470
    Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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    Now kids 6-10 can share in the love for God's Word with The Adventure Bible for Young Readers.Based on the best-selling Adventure Bible and written in the New International Reader's Version? (NIrV--The NIV for Kids!), this new Adventure Bible is designed especially for young readers who are ready to explore the Bible on their own. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Children's Bibles!
    "Mom, do I HAVE to read the Bible?" Many parents have heard that question more than once. Why? Because until recently, there have been few Bibles that invoke the curiosity of children as this Bible has.

    I am a Children's Ministry Director from the state of Washington, and have had the privilege to work with children for about five years now. One of the greatest things that breaks my heart is to see a child not interested in one of the greatest books of all-time: the Bible. Many children will not bring a Bible to church for one of two reasons: they either don't have one, or the one they have is too difficult for them to understand.

    The Adventure Bible for Young Readers is not only phrased in such a way that children can understand it, but it is visually appealing to children ages 6 to 12. I purchased this Bible a little over a month ago, and even I can't put it down! It's easy to understand and fun to read! The NIrV has become the standard I use for teaching kids (ages first through sixth grades).

    If your child enjoys reading their current Bible as much as they enjoy taking medicine, then this Bible is a must-have for your household!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Full-Color Illustrations? Where?
    One of the main reasons we bought this Bible for our son, besides the fact that he needed a version he could read on his own, was because the jacket advertized "full-color illustrations". But this is not true. The illustrations are two-color ink, and the text is typed in a mint green---not easy on the eyes! We ended up returning this Bible to the store for a more kid-friendly Bible.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
    I was very disappointed with the Adventure Bible for Young Readers. I purchased them for use in Sunday school, and I had to return them. Although the translation is acceptable, the "helps," "blurbs," and editorial comments were filled with misinformation and theological interpretations inconsistent with our church's theology. This Bible could probably be used in a church that is extremely conservative, but in my opinion mainstream churches will not find it palatable.

    4-0 out of 5 stars May not be appropriate for all denominations
    Providing a Bible translation for young readers is a great idea. Like most "study Bibles," however, this one contains supplemental material which is based upon the editors' beliefs and may or may not agree with a particular view of Scripture-- usually not a problem, because comparing your own beliefs and someone else's with what God has actually said can help you grow-- but for the young children that are the intended audience here, this edition may be a source of confusion. Critical thinking is generally not a skill common to a 6-10 year old child. Finding a lack of agreement between what he has been taught and what he has read can be disturbing. For example, if you have been taught that baptism is an immersion in water, an act of obedience to God, for the remission of sins, you might be disturbed to find this definition for baptism in the glossary of this Bible: "to sprinkle, pour or cover a person with water as a sign that the person belongs to Jesus Christ." For many denominations, of course, such a definition makes perfect sense, but since not every point of doctrine is the same for every group, it would be a good idea to know what you're giving to your child.

    This edition, by the way, was not produced by the NIV committee-- some of the same members worked on it, but not all. That may be the reason why some of the words added to the actual text (in an attempt to clarify ideas for young readers) may bear subtle bias or even be confusing in themselves. In one place, part of I John 4:7 was changed from "he who loves is born of God," to "anyone who loves is born again because of what God has done." I'm not quite sure that's the same idea... but I could be wrong.

    Overall, of course, this book is great for kids who want to learn from the real Bible by reading it themselves, and not just from some illustrated storybook. Before you buy it for your own child, however, you might to do as the Bereans did in Acts 17, and "examine the Scriptures" for yourself to see if what the editors have added to the text has not added to or taken away from the truth. ... Read more

    14. The Chronicles of Narnia
    by C. S. Lewis
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    Asin: 0060598247
    Catlog: Book (2004-11-01)
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Sales Rank: 601
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    Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil -- what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is the lion, the witch and the wardrobe, written in 1949 by C. S. Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.

    For the past fifty years, The Chronicles of Narnia have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a world where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations.

    This edition presents all seven books -- unabridged -- in one impressive volume. The books are presented here according to Lewis's preferred order, each chapter graced with an illustration by the original artist, Pauline Baynes. This edition also contains C. S. Lewis's essay "On Three Ways of Writing for Children," in which he explains precisely how the magic of Narnia and the realm of fantasy appeal not only to children but to discerning readers of all ages. Deceptively simple and direct, The Chronicles of Narnia continue to captivate fans with adventures, characters, and truths that speak to all readers, even fifty years after the books were first published.

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    15. Today I Made My First Communion
    by Dianne Ahern, Katherine Larson
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    Asin: 0967943728
    Catlog: Book (2003-03-20)
    Publisher: Aunt Dee's Attic
    Sales Rank: 249928
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    What happens when an affable parish priest is confronted by a pair of curious second graders who want to help him solve the Mystery of the Eucharist? Why, he turns it into a teaching opportunity for the entire First Communion class.

    The book is a wonderful combination of storybook, reference book, and keepsake book. The storybook section mixes a bit of 'who-done-it' drama with traditional religious education to uncover the mystery of faith. Father Hugo challenges the children to look throughout the church for clues to solve the Mystery. Then he and the parish staff together explain how the things they find, the prayers they say, and the music they sing all relate to Jesus Christ and the Eucharist.

    The reference section of the book contains a rendering of 'our church' that identifies the sacramentals and other items the children find. It also includes information children should know when making their First Communion.

    The last section of the book allows the First Communicant and his or her family to record the events of this special day, making it a lasting keepsake. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars simply wonderful
    This book is a must read not only for children who are about to make their First Communion, but for the parents of the children as well. It's an easy to read book that takes you step by step through the process of this special day in their lives. Children will love it not only for the writing, but for the beautiful illustrations. Parents will love it because it's a wonderful refresher course as they recall their own First Communion.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mom in San Diego
    My daughter received this book for her First Communion. We just finished reading it together and I don't know who learned more. The story kept us both entertained. She could identify with the children in the story and loved the 'mystery' aspect. The explanation of things found in the church and the Mass, though detailed, are kid-friendly. I just love everythning about this book and highly recommend it. ... Read more

    16. Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House)
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    Asin: 037581373X
    Catlog: Book (2001-10-23)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 469
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    A cup, a compass, a key: the magic tree house has brought siblings Annieand Jack to Camelot, where they embark on a mysterious mission to find theseenigmatic gifts. In this special hardcover addition to the bestselling MagicTree House series, the young adventurers must travel to the Otherworld, an"ancient, enchanted land beyond the edge of the Earth, the place where all magicbegan" to save Camelot from dark wizard Mordred's evil spell. If they fail,Camelot will be forgotten forever. Fans of the beloved, highly readable seriesby Mary Pope Osborne will rise to the challenge of this longer, more complexcompanion to her other titles, which include Earthquake in the Early Morningand Twister on Tuesday.As in every story in the sequence, Jack and Annie bravely plunge into theirquest, learning about a culture and time very far removed from their own, andprove once again that children can make a difference. (Ages 6 to 9)--Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Christmas in Camelot was Great!
    I thought Christmas in Camelot was great because it took place around Christmas time and I read the book around Christmas time. It was also the longest book I ever read in my life and my favorite book in my life (so far). It taught me about Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table and I thought it was really good.

    5-0 out of 5 stars If You Like Winter, Read This Five Star Book!
    Do you want to know what Jack and Annie do in The Magic Tree House In Christmas? This maybe their last adventure! This book is about two kids named Jack and Annie who go to a magic tree house to live an adventure in a book. And the pictures are really good but they only have a few pictures. I give it two thumbs up! If you want to see what adventure they have, read Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book Ever!!!
    I liked this book a lot because it was interesting and it was an absoloute page turner!I recommend this book to people who like adventure books and a little bit of magic!

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK!!!
    I LOVE to read but this book has open my reading up even more I am a A+ in reading I love this book!!!!I really do!!...Thanks

    5-0 out of 5 stars Would you have christmas at Camelot
    This book is about Christmas in Camelot. There are two kids name Jack an Annie. They see this dove flying so they follow it and see the Tree House and go in they find this that said come to Camelot and Annie said, "I wish we could go there". They go around and around and they see Morgan and an evil knight who puts a spell on them. ... Read more

    17. So You're About to Be a Teenager: Godly Advice for Preteens on Friends, Love, Sex, Faith and Other Life Issues
    by Dennis Rainey, Barbara Rainey, Samuel Rainey, Rebecca Rainey
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    Asin: 0785262792
    Catlog: Book (2003-08-14)
    Publisher: Nelson Books
    Sales Rank: 17569
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    Samuel and Rebecca Rainey, preteens themselves not many years ago, add their perspective as young adults who vividly recall their own successes and failures as teenagers. Covering such topics as friends, peer pressure, boundaries, dating, and sex, the Raineys address the most common traps of adolescence and teach young people how to avoid making poor choices. Short, concise chapters are filled with engaging illustrations and practical applications. This book is essential reading for preteens. ... Read more

    18. The Next Place
    by Warren Hanson
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    Asin: 0931674328
    Catlog: Book (1997-09-01)
    Publisher: Waldman House Press
    Sales Rank: 3323
    Average Customer Review: 4.83 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars beautiful and inspired
    When my brother died suddenly 2 weeks ago, my sister pulled this book out of a closet of books. A former teacher, she had saved it for years and now I know why. It was so comforting and beautifully written, magnificent. Geared toward children, the book was powerfully moving for the adults gathered as well. We read it at my brother's funeral by request of friends and family. This book opened up a dialogue about the afterlife between people of all ages and beliefs. Unintimidating, masterfully written and awesomely illustrated.

    5-0 out of 5 stars PEACEFUL AT LAST

    5-0 out of 5 stars How to explain death to a child (or an adult!)
    Warren Hanson's book, The Next Place is one of the most profoundly moving and spiritually uplifting children's books;I have ever read as a educator or a parent.

    I cannot recommend this book highly enough for all children and adults whose lives have been touched by the death of someone they have loved.

    Buy this book, keep it on your shelf, and every once in a while,
    sit down and re-read it. It will remind you of the joy of living and what it means to be a loving, caring human being.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Gift for the Grieving Soul
    My son died three weeks ago, and I was given this book on the day of his funeral. All I can say right now is that it was a gift of peace for my shattered soul. I read it every day, and I feel like my son is reasuring me that he is free and happy and with us still.

    Give this book to someone who is griefsticken. Maybe it will help them, too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I wept in the bookstore....
    I'm a librarian for an elementary school and have two daughters ages 6 and 5. I was looking through the children's books at the bookstore when I came across The Next Place. The illustrations are magical and the placing of the text is in perfect accordance with the artwork. It was near effortless reading as my eyes just skimmed through the lettering placed at such a "flow" as to become a part of the illustration itself. It serves its purpose well. The meaning behind the words literally spoke to my soul and I blinked back tears. I knew then I had to get it for my daughters. I hope they will read it to their children one day. ... Read more

    19. Nightmare Academy (Veritas Project)
    by Frank Peretti
    list price: $16.99
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    Asin: 0849976170
    Catlog: Book (2002-07-09)
    Publisher: Tommy Nelson
    Sales Rank: 23299
    Average Customer Review: 4.55 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The Veritas Project team has a new assignment: To find the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of two runaways.When one runaway turns up totally out of his mind and a government agent steps in to take over the case, the Springfield’s continue their own investigation. The twins—Elijah and Elisha—go undercover, posing as runaways. What happens next will keep readers on the edge of their seats as the twins end up in a strange academy where Truth is continually challenged, a gang-like war develops, and Elijah is taken to an ominous mansion from which no one has ever returned.A great thriller with a realistic look at right and wrong.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book!
    Nightmare Academy was an overall awesome, thriller fiction book. I'd have to say the book was one of the most suspenseful books I've read. After the first few chapters, which start out slow compared to the rest of the book, I couldn't put it down. Nightmare Academy is about a family, the Springfields, who are put on a case to find out how a boy's memory was almost completely wiped out. The Springfield's twins, Elijah and Elisha, act like homeless kids and are taken in by a mysterious woman. They are asked to stay the night at her hotel, but when they wake up, they are in a completely different place where rules don't exist and all communication to the outside world is gone. Their parents have to find them before they are killed or turn out like the boy who almost lost his memory. I won't give away any more of the book, but I would recommend it to anyone.
    I would suggest that the reader reads the first book in the series, Hangman's Curse, before they read Nightmare Academy so that you can get to know the characters and also read another good book. Frank Peretti, the author, does an amazing job at building mystery and suspense. He also described the characters so well that I felt like I really knew them by the end of the book. Additionally, the tension and excitement by the end of the book makes you feel like you have to keep on reading until the end.
    In conclusion, Nightmare Academy is a very good book, except for the slow beginning, that I would recommend to any fiction lover. The plot is excellent and the characters have interesting personalities that anyone could enjoy.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A page-turner that pummels...
    "Nightmare Academy" is book two in "The Veritas Project" series. Reading like a mix of the old TV show "Millennium" and the "Spy Kids" movies, but with a distinctly Christian worldview, The Veritas Project books follow the adventures of the Springfield family (Dad Nate, mom Sarah, and teen wondertwins, Elijah and Elisha) as they fight the bad guys with the help of the shadowy Veritas leader, Mr. Morgan, and the imprimatur of the President himself.

    Summoned to aid a teen found in the middle of a rural road, his mind completely jumbled, the Springfields follow the boy's lead (during a rare lucid moment) to a youth center in Seattle. The center offers young runaways an unusual proposition, one which has potentially lethal consequences. The twins, posing as street kids in order to investigate for Veritas, are soon in the belly of the beast. After agreeing to the offer, they find themselves shuttled off to a mysterious school attempting to rewrite societal conventions, The Knight-Moore Academy.

    Unaware of the exact location of the school, and unable to remember how they arrived, Elisha and Elijah are forced to match wits with many other kids and their eerie instructors. The school's staff - a generation and a couple continents removed from their kindred found in "The Manchurian Candidate" - attempt to rewire the students' thinking via clever verbal manipulations (and a few physical ones, as well.) Black becomes white and truth whatever one makes of it. While their parents search cross-country for them, the twins battle the brainwashing by holding true to God and His absolutes, becoming outsiders in the student body. Soon the social engineering wreaks "Lord of the Flies"-like consequences and what masquerades on the surface as a rarified prep school soon promises a learning experience no youth could ever imagine, even in their worst nightmares.

    Frank Peretti's foray into youth fiction should please young readers looking for a thriller with solid, evangelical Christian values. A definite page-turner, "Nightmare Academy" has the needed creepiness balanced by biblical morality to give one the shivers without the guilt induced by reading something of questionable taste. The strong message that relativism is senseless and can only bring the downfall of our society, leaving us prey to nefarious forces, is reinforced on nearly every page.

    Yet while this comprises the basic theme of the entire book, it comes off being heavy handed (though, sadly, not unlike many other books in this genre.) As Christian writers attempt to counter youth-oriented lit that fails to embrace traditional biblical values with sanitized, message-driven lit of their own, they've yet to really come up with books that drive truth home with more subtlety. C. S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia" is the archetype, but rarely has it been done better. Attempting to shoehorn concepts espoused in "The Left Behind " series into other writings also bedevils books like these. Rather than creating a unique vision, they merely look like copies of everything else. Even the best works are missing that magical quality that gives them life unto themselves. The result is, therefore, always mildly disappointing.

    So while "Nightmare Academy" is a decent escape, its fire is nearly snuffed by the unfortunate hamhandedness of the presentation of its message. Discerning readers, even the young, will get the point immediately. We just need to have it presented more deftly - less sledgehammer, more skillful storytelling. Peretti is one of the foremost evangelical novelists out there, blessed with the chops to make it work. We should expect better.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Another nice read.
    "Hangman's Curse" and "Nightmare Academy" are entertaining and easy reads. If you've been doing heavy research or reading this is a good switch. Light, and fun, I enjoyed it after a long study program I was in.. I read both books back to back so this review will be seen under both books.

    I liked "The Visitation" better, but all three are worthy of your money..

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great, a amazingly good book........
    Its a shame how few good christian teen writers there are. I read alot so I should have a clue what I am talking about. And I think that this is incredibly good. All they need to do is make a movie about it , like Hangmans Curse. If you think this book preaches. It doesn't. I grew up in the church and I know what I am talking about. Unless your loking for the sermon, you won't feel preached. Enjoy the the book for what it is and read more Frank Peretti

    5-0 out of 5 stars I am a typical teen w/issues and found refuge in this book.
    You know, i read everyone else's reviews and laughed. Obviously, they were written by parents. The truth is, the point of Nightmare Academy was that no matter what happens to you or what situation you are put in, God is stable ground. He will always stand firm and when you need him, he will be there for you. The book is written for teens, not adults. The message is clear and instead of looking at it from a political/professional view, look through your faith. I LOVE the way it intertwines action and killer ability to use technology. Elijah and Elisha are 21st century action heroes. Frank Peretti, you are a gifted writer, talent in reaching a person's mind, and expanding a teens view of the world. I WANT MORE!!!! ... Read more

    20. NIrV Discoverer's Bible for Young Readers
    list price: $20.99
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    Asin: 0310703824
    Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
    Publisher: Zonderkidz
    Sales Rank: 58304
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