I really wanted to like this series. It’s the Bible, after all. But I think that is exactly why I didn’t really like it. I had seen it advertised, and asked to be a part of this review so I could receive my free copy. However, once I did, I was disappointed. Before I tell you why I didn’t really like it, let me point out the things I did appreciate about the set.

  1. It is very easy to read. Someone who is not at all familiar with the Bible could easily understand the language and follow the stories easily. Which, of course, is the whole point of the series. So, it does accomplish that.
  2. It’s a nice set and would make a good gift for someone with an elementary understanding of the Bible, most likely a teenager.

What I didn’t like about it was that it was just the Bible. I know that sounds like I don’t appreciate the Bible at all, but I just get a little annoyed that the Bible is repackaged so much. It’s compelling all on it’s own.

I guess I just expected a little more commentary in this series or a little more conjecture, not just plain text. I could have just picked up a Bible for that.

Honestly, I wish I had more to say about this series. I read only the first volume and didn’t have the motivation to read any further. I prefer my own Bible with anecdotes and thoughts to ponder in the margins.


If you would be interested in purchasing this set, you can do so by following this link at the FaithGateway Store.

You can also find it at Amazon here.

I am a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid and received a copy of this set for my honest review. #BibleGatewayPartner


Bethany Donham

Bethany E. Donham is married to her high school sweetheart and the mother of two beautiful teenage girls. She is a full time Minister to Preschoolers and Families, but has a passion for guiding others to see the world with a Biblical perspective through her writing.

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