NIV Adventure Bible Polar Expedition: A Review and Giveaway

The Adventure Bible is a popular one with over 9 million sold.  Now, just in time for Christmas giving, there is a new Adventure Bible theme, The NIV Adventure Bible: Polar Exploration Edition.

About The NIV Adventure Bible: Polar Exploration Edition

Can I just say, although it sounds weird to me to say, this Bible is sooooo cute!  Almost each page has at least one color insert, usually in a frosty blue with an Arctic landscape or polar bears or penguins.  The Bible has many different features:

Life in Bible Times

Articles and illustrations that describe what life was like in ancient days.  For instance, in Zechariah, there is a Life in Bible Times section that states that there are many springs in Northern Israel, and when the Bible uses the word “fountain” it’s usually means a spring.

Words to Treasure

Highlights great verses to memorize.

Did You Know?

Interesting facts that help you understand God’s Word and the life of faith.

People in Bible Times

Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible

Live It!

Hands-on activities to help you apply biblical truths in your life

One of my favorite features is the twenty thicker page inserts that include things such as “The Life of Jesus Christ” along with the Bible passage where you can find every life event, Bible verses to read when you feel sad, worried, guilty, etc., and famous old Testament profits, to name a few.

If you’re looking to get your child a more engaging Bible, this may be the one.

The Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive one NIV Adventure Bible: Polar Exploration Edition!  Even better, ZonderKidz plans to send these out early enough to reach the winner before Christmas!!

To enter the giveaway, simply state who you would like to win this for.

For an additional entry, please follow Mom’s Plans on Instagram and then leave a comment here that you did so.

This giveaway, which is open to U.S. residents 18 and older, will end on November 27th at 11:59 p.m. MST.  The winner will be chosen via

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Goals for November, 2018: Update #2

We’re about at the halfway point in November, and luckily, I’m about halfway to meeting my November goals:

Make Six Freezer Meals

Sprout’s had grass fed ground beef on sale for $2.99 a pound earlier in the month, so I ended up making my 6 freezer meals using ground beef:

Easy Hamburger Soup

Beef Tortilla Taco Casserole

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Paleo Chili

Burrito Pie x2 meals

Raise $275 for Barton Level 1.  (This is the recommended program for teaching a child with dyslexia to read more smoothly.  I want to buy Level 1, so that I can start this with my dyslexic child as soon as possible.  I plan to raise the money by selling homeschool curriculum and possibly having a garage sale.)

This month so far, I sold $232 in homeschool curriculum.  I also had a garage sale and made $25, so I’m at $257!!

Read 100 pages of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat and take notes on it.

So far I’ve read and taken notes on 74 pags.

List my kids’ outgrown clothes on eBay

The girls were sick one day and just chilling with Netflix, so I listed everything then.  It’s been a long time since I’ve listed things on eBay, and it took much longer than I remembered!  However, I already sold something, so it was worth it.

Sew at least one Barbie outfit for Cuddlebug for a Christmas present

So far, I have sewn her a Barbie skirt, and the dress is halfway done.  I love how easy these are, so if I have time, I may sew her a few more.

Sew at least one American girl outfit for PB & J Girl for a Christmas present


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