This summer I was introduced to an audio adventure series called Airship Genesis by Turning Point Ministries. Airship Genesis is an online podcast series designed to creatively engage elementary aged kids in the Word of God. A five-week free, online vacation Bible school was launched this year with a new episode every week as well as Bible lesson and interactive games. The Airship Genesis Exploration Squad is comprised of five young adventurers, a monkey and Rupert (Artificial Intelligence Guide) who travel through time aboard the Airship Genesis. My son was immersed in this online adventure as soon as I introduced it to him. He eagerly waited for the new episodes each week and was thrilled to complete the puzzles and activities.
AIRSHIP GENESIS STUDY BIBLE
So I was beyond excited when Turning Point ministries contacted me about writing a review on the Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible. The same characters from the online podcast appear in the Bible thus making a connection for the kids who are already familiar with the podcast. My son was so excited to receive this Bible and has replaced his old Bible with this new one. He takes it to church every week and is motivated to read it daily.
Here are some of the features that the Bible contains:
VERSION: NEW KING JAMES
AGE RANGE: AGES 7-11
- 66 MISSION OVERVIEWS – PROVIDES INTRODUCTIONS, PURPOSE, AND BACKGROUNDS TO EVERY BOOK
- 100 RUPERT REPORTS – PROVIDES INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS IN THE BIBLE.
- 66 LOGOS DISCOVERY – ARTICLES THAT MAKE CONNECTIONS WITH THE KIDS
- 75 POWER FORCE – BIBLICAL TRUTHS OR CHRISTIAN ESSENTIALS TO LEARN AND APPLY.
- 51 BIBLE HEROES – MINI CHARACTER STUDIES OF MAIN BIBLE HEROES.
- 100 BIBLE BLASTS – CERTAIN VERSES THAT ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN RED TO MEMORIZE
- 32 VIBRANT, FULL-PAGE BIBLE CHARACTER ILLUSTRATIONS
- 13 FULL-COLOR MAPS
BLAST OFF INCREDIBLE READABLE RHYMES
Turning Point ministries also send me the Blast off poetry book.
TYPE OF BOOK: POETRY
AGE RANGE: AGES 4 AND UP
- 26 rhyming poems
- each poem ends with Bible references
- Full-color illustrations of the Airship Genesis squad
- steps to salvation is presented at the end of the book
As a teacher, I love using poetry with children because it aids with literacy skills. Also, kids learn and retain information well with poetry. We’ve been reading this book during our devotion time and my boys really enjoy it. This is a great book for young ones to learn about Biblical Truths.