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Trade Paperback
256 pages
Apr 2011
Barbour Books

My Big Book of Bible People, Places, and Things

by Phil Smouse

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A dictionary, the ultimate ABC book, an interest-catching reader for ages 6 to 10, family devotion starter; call it what you will, My Big Book of Bible People, Places, and Things is one incredible volume. Skipping through this dictionary, we begin with the sun standing still over Aijalon, pass through many interesting places an people and winding up with Ziggurat and Zophar. This mixture is topped off with eye-catching cartoon illustrations -- for instance, a buck-toothed donkey, a gluttonous pot-bellied pig, Eve with a pony-tail, and a morose oxen. Each entry in this dictionary uses the word in descriptive sentences aimed at the interests and abilities of elementary school students. Bible verses containing or talking about the word complete each definition.

Author Phil Smouse is as interesting as this book. Seeking to fulfill his aim to “connect kids with Jesus,” he has written and illustrated a wide range of captivating books for youngsters. His website ( provides lots of information and fun. When you visit the website, be sure to look through his gallery of pictures sent by his fans. My Big Book of Bible People, Places, and Things is a strongly-bound paperback with durable pages, fully capable of coping with all the usage it will receive. It will be useful for Christian schools, homeschoolers, public schools that still allow Bible based items, families, and Christian youth work. – Donna Eggett,

Book Jacket:

This brand-new Bible dictionary for kids 6 to 10 features 750 entries with age-appropriate text, colorful illustrations, and—best of all—fun! From the award-winning author and illustrator of Jesus Wants All of Me, Phil Smouse, My Big Book of Bible People, Places, and Things explains important terms in simple ways that new readers can easily grasp, while fun pictures enhance your kids’ learning. With entries including “Alleluia,” “Book of Life,” “Mary and Martha,” and “Walking on Water,” it provides an important head start on scriptural literacy!