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Alephbeit for Beginners from Psalm 119 by Lydia Hirn | Foundations Press


Features of This Course:

  • Learn how to pronounce and write the Hebrew consonants.
  • Learn what each Hebrew letter represents.
  • Use Psalm 119 to practice identifying the Hebrew letters and copying Hebrew verses.
  • Memorize 135 Modern Hebrew vocabulary words that can be used right away in daily life.
  • Reinforce what you have learned with fun exercises and quizzes.
  • Review with included flashcards and vocabulary word lists.


Our Review: 

This book is designed for students at the Kindergarten level/age and I find it perfect for my rising Kindergarten student. The spiral binding makes it easy to use and the pages (264) are simple black text on white paper. There is plenty of room for writing and drawing where needed. The lesson layout at the beginning of the book gives a helpful recommendation for using the course. Easy to use for a home school mom with no Hebrew knowledge. A fun/ enjoyable learning style for a young student. This is the first of a four book curriculum series. I highly recommend. 

The book suggests accessing her website for videos, audios, and more learning materials for the Hebrew language. 

About the Author:

Lydia Hirn, author and blogger, is a homeschooling graduate from Michigan and is sister to 14 siblings. She is experienced with children’s evangelism outreach, worship and song writing, and photography. She has a love for Israel and for Scripture study and copywork, especially in Hebrew, the original language of the Bible. Visit her at Lydia Lu Languages for encouraging blog posts, language-learning videos and audios, and of course, her Hebrew curriculum books and other products.

Grab your copy at Lydia Lu Languages or Foundations Press.

Lydia-Lu Hirn provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.



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Ages: 4 & up This deluxe text includes 59 favorite children’s Bible stories. Each story is written at an elementary level, yet stays true to God’s Word. There are 36 stories from the Old Testament and 23 from the New Testament, followed by discussion questions along with delightful art lessons at the end of each story. (Lessons vary in length and level of difficulty, making them easily adaptable for multi-age level groups from preschool to middle grades.) Art & the Bible for Children is wonderfully illustrated by homeschoolers! This hardbound text is in full color with glossy pages, bringing out the quality of the colorful artwork.

Art & the Bible for Children - By: Barry Stebbing

What I think: It is okay for bible lesson plans but not art lesson plans. This hardcover book with 275 page provides a very brief art activity for each subject/story. There is no “how to” art instruction and there is a lack of imagination and creativity overall. Nice book but not what I was looking for based on the title of this book. 


How Great Thou ART provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Tranquility: A Prayer and Reflection Coloring Journal invites you to mix creative journaling and coloring into your personal time with God. Prayers that focus on topics such as being thankful, dealing with stress and heartache, caring for yourself and others, listening for God’s leading, and waiting patiently on Him will guide your thoughts and calm your spirit. Filled with more than 100 designs to color, plenty of space for journaling, and 40 needs-based prayers, Tranquility will help you express your devotion to God with your whole heart.

Hardcover, 112 pages

Various subjects in this book include a devotional prayer and bible verse along with space to journal and something to color. 

Not fond of the front and back covers which are made of cardboard reminiscent of a composition notebook. The inside pages are a nice quality for writing and coloring. The size (basically 6 x 8) makes it convenient, not too big and not too small. Not my cup of tea, but I recommend it for artsy people of the Christian faith. 

Tyndale House Publishers provided this book in return for this review. All opinions are entirely my own. No other compensation was received.

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Book Description

The NIV Wonders of Creation Holy Bible explores the wonders of our created world though detailed black-and-white illustrations—each one ready to be filled with the hues of your imagination. From amazing Eden-esque gardens to the creatures God made, this Bible features over 50 ready-to-color pages alongside the full text of the New International Version (NIV) translation.

Zondervan (November 1, 2016)

NIV Bible with coloring pages in it. for ages 8 and up.

The images are typical of the commonly found adult coloring books. Having coloring pages in the Bible adds a personal touch to your Bible. It also makes a nice gift Bible with a some colored pencils or gel pens. Coloring in this book is user friendly since the binding lays flat and the hard cover gives support. The illustrations are printed on thicker paper than the rest of the book.

The BookLook Bloggers book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.




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God’s Story in 66 Verses.

Understand the Entire Bible by Focusing on Just One Verse in Each Book.

Book Description

Treasure God’s Word in sixty-six easy verses.

The Bible can seem like a big, intimidating book-mysterious, tedious, and often hard to understand. Written over a span of fifteen hundred years, two millennia ago, God’s Word sometimes feels like a mishmash of stories and literary styles. What can be done to make it more accessible to twenty-first-century readers?

Stan Guthrie’s answer: begin by zooming in on one key verse for each of the Bible’s sixty-six books. Seeking to bring clarity and simplicity to the study of God’s Word, Guthrie has written a concise, easy-to-digest collection of wisdom anchored in one verse for each book, from Genesis to Revelation-a verse that summarizes or lays the foundation for that book, placing it in context with the rest of the Scriptures.

Read this book, and you’ll feel as if you’ve read the entire Bible-but you’ll also yearn to continue mining its depths and exploring its richness on your own.

ENJOYED reading this book! A 5 star book! It would be interesting and helpful not only for a new Christian but also for someone who’s more bible familiar.
There is a chapter (3-4 pages in length) for each book of the bible and the author sums up each section of God’s story (each book) using scripture itself. Book one to book sixty-six, this overview definitely captures the “big” picture. This book was inspired, in part, by the author’s fifth-grade Sunday school students. Nicely done!

The BookLook Bloggers book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. 

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Another art post (ARcTic post) that I’d like to share-

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.



Sarah Mason is the talented artist and owner of Emetsigns . Her hand-made wooden signs consist of an assortment of different bible verses. Custom signs can be made with your choice of scripture and color. Emmetsigns beautifully showcases the Truth – God’s word. Sarah’s love for God’s word is lovely and I’m thankful to be featuring her art on today’s ARcTic post.

Romans 3 Distressed Wooden Scripture Sign

This oak sign is painted a light blue with the lettering done in white, gold, brown, and magenta. I like the cheerful colors for this particular verse. Paul is telling us that the Christian experience isn’t always easy. While that much we know,  I like to be reminded of what Paul tells us suffering can do for us; How God uses the difficult times to make us the Christians He wants us to be.


We suffer but learn to persevere. We persevere and through our trials and tests our character is shaped. Hope emerges. (Romans 5:3-5) We look to God, we trust Him, we believe he has no plans other than good plans for our lives. (Jer 29:11)

” A season of suffering is a small price to pay for a close view of God” – Max Lucado

EmetsignsSarah Mason’s Etsy Profile

“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” Hebrews 4:12

How many times have you heard a scripture, but never “heard” the scripture. So often we hear or read our bibles with our head and somehow it misses the journey down to our hearts. Can you imagine what life would be like if we embraced the TRUTH that is present in God’s word, if we truly embraced Him. As Hebrews 4:12 states, the bible is not dead, or static, or outdated, it is ALIVE and full of TRUTH. It is life breathing and life giving and so often we choose to embrace the lies of this world over the truth of God.

As I am on this adventure called life, God is bringing me to new, deep places with Him that I have never known before, and it is all through this book we so often dismiss as irrelevant. He is giving me a passion for His word and His truth that I never knew was possible. Along the way He has encouraged me to seek out truth, emet, in every circumstance, and let me tell you, it is NOT an easy journey.

I am a very visual person, so for me, to have a visual reminder of the truth of God in the midst of a trial is very helpful to my heart. And that has led me here, to creating artwork to hang in homes that points us back to the truth. The truth that is sometimes hard to hear, but yet always true, that life is just not about me, i am called to love when it is hard, i am called to serve, God is everything and in everything, and I could go on and on. Along with each sign will come a short commentary on the verse and what it means for you and your family when you hang it in your home. My prayer is that this becomes more than just artwork in your home, but truly a place where God works to change hearts and bring us back to Him, the ultimate TRUTH.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly.

I’d like to thank artist Sarah Mason for her participation and for the beautiful sign she provided.

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This month’s Jax game is

Inspiring stories within the Bible. Now children and adults can learn about the Old and New Testament as they play the fun game of SEQUENCE. Pictures representing Bible stories are displayed on each card and the game board  The cards also include a story title and scripture reference. Players match the picture on a card to the same picture on the board, then place their chip there. Five chips in a row wins the game! It’s the fun, challenging game of BIBLE SEQUENCE.

The game board looks like the bible where simple illustrations- both on the game board and on the playing cards- depict a biblical story. It’s recommended for players 6 through adult. Any younger player can simply match images and older players can benefit from the scripture verse(s) that is included on each game card. Do you know where the story of David and Goliath can be found in the bible? Do you know all the verses that mentions Jesus feeding thousands?

The game can be played by 2 or 3 individual players or 4 to 6 players if played in a team. The directions are super easy and the game is super fun. In addition to family time, it would be good as a Sunday school game or as a home school game; there are many different spins that you can put on this game to reinforce learning like saying the book reference out-loud or taking the time to look up the verse during the game.

Luck, strategy, and lots of opportunities to learn more about the bible’s stories.

Contents of the game include the folding game board, playing cards, playing chips and instructions. The complete directions can be viewed on the Jax website. As with the previous Jax game I reviewed, everything is quality made to last for many enjoyable game times.

I received the Bible Sequence game from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


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