Lion challenges young readers ages 7-9 to play sleuth with Bible Detective by Peter Martin, illus. by Peter Kent (Jan.). Two-page spreads offer Bible trivia and clues to seek items hidden in the illustrations, in the manner of Where’s Waldo? visual puzzles. The interactive style is intended to engage reluctant readers and visual learners.
Fresh for African-American History Month in February, the Sisters in Faith Holy Bible (Thomas Nelson, Jan.), prepared by executive editors Michele Clark Jenkins and Stephanie Perry Moore, is designed to address the concerns of African-American Christian women. Contributors include Vanessa Davis Griggs, Kim Cash Tate, and Karen Waddles. Moore and Jenkins will begin a Sisters of Faith tour in Chicago and Atlanta as part of a major marketing campaign through winter and spring, including Mother’s Day.
Newest in the Harper Bibles line, The NRSV Daily Bible (Dec. 26) breaks the Bible into daily reading sized chunks, concluding each reading with short items for meditation, contemplation, and prayer.
Six decades’ worth of illustrations appear in the Holman Classic Children’s Bible (B&H, Feb.). The artwork was commissioned by LifeWay for its children’s Sunday School curriculum. The earliest illustration dates from 1944, with Ralph Pallen Coleman’s depiction of Saul’s conversion.