Friday, April 10, 2009

Creation by Design

When I heard about Creation by Design Bible Trading Cards I immediately contacted them to see if I could review them for this site. My son, Chewie (11) has been wanting to collect some cards, and I'd much rather him collect cards about Bible events than some of the others out there. (From the website:)
Creation By DesignTM Is determined to use original fantastic art to grab the attention of children to make them once again interested in the Bible – it is after all “the greatest story ever told” and almost any script for a movie or TV show they watch is in some way based upon the concepts of the Biblical stories. We have created (and will continue to create) Trading Cards based upon the wonderful stories of the Bible. Starting in order, we are working on the Old Testament currently, and while we have completed the first 100 cards, the Old Testament series will encompass 817 separate cards, and we expect at least that many for the New Testament. All information on our Trading cards have been written and edited by several Biblical scholars of all denominations for accuracy. What makes our Trading Cards different than anything that has been done before?
On the back of each card is a timeline, a fun fact, and a narrative story.

My thoughts: I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first. Too often, products that are targeted at the "religious" market, are not up to the quality of the secular options. But these cards are beautiful! The colors are sharp and striking. My son enjoyed guessing the story behind the card. The narratives and time lines on the back re-enforce the concepts he is learning at church and at home. Of course, now he wants all of them! Want some? You can buy them here: Creation by Design Shop for about $4 a pack. Or you can win some! Three readers will each win 2 packs. To enter: Leave a comment Bonus entries (leave a separate comment for each): * Add my button to your blog * Follow me on twitter * Twitter about this giveaway * Follow my blog * Subscribe to my blog * Share on any social media site Contest ends Thursday April 16th. Please make sure your profile is public or include your e-mail address in your comment. If I can't easily find my winner, I'll have to pick another one. Limited to US addresses only.

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