Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Scripture Puzzlers Blog Tour


Welcome to the blog tour for Scripture Puzzlers by MaryAlice Wallis and Charlotte Lindstrom!


Master the scriptures and have fun doing it! Find hidden messages, work through puzzles, and unscramble clues as you learn the essential truths found in scripture mastery passages. Perfect for seminary, Sunday School, family night, personal scripture study, or missionary preparation, this book of puzzles is anything but trivial!

About the authors:
MaryAlice Wallis is the co-author of the award winning LDS Puzzle Pals and LDS Puzzle Pals- Prophets and Apostles. She graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She is a longtime member of the Golden Quill Writers Group and past member and presenter at American Night Writers Association, Northwest Chapter. She freelance writes children’s literature and Young Adult fiction and is currently writing a homeschooling resource book. MaryAlice and her husband David homeschooled their four children and are experiencing life as half-empty nesters. Their family loves traveling to the beach from their home in the Pacific Northwest.
Charolette Lindstrom is the co-author of two other puzzle books; LDS Puzzle Pals and LDS Puzzle Pals- Prophets and Apostles (under the name C G Lindstrom). She has written many puzzles for The Friend magazine and has stories published in The Friend, The New Era and Cricket magazines. She is an original member of the Golden Quill Writers Group in Southwest Washington. She is also a member of the American Night Writers Association (ANWA). A graduate of Utah State University, she currently teaches 2nd grad in Longview, Washington.

Review:
Sometimes studying the scriptures can be a bit of a chore, and they don't always make a lot of sense. This book helps make scripture studying come alive in a very fun way- puzzles. With word searches, word scrambles, crosswords, and other brain teasers, Scripture Puzzlers helps you to learn the content in new and interesting ways. This book keeps things challenging while still helping you see things in fun new ways.

First of all, I love puzzles. I do them for fun, so this book was right up my alley. I am also not a grand scriptorian. I don't have everything memorized or know where every story is. I fell in love with this book. These puzzles are definitely aimed at older kids and adults. Some are fairly simple while some require quite a bit more thought. I didn't have time to do every puzzle, but the ones I did check out were so much fun. The book is divided into puzzles for each set of scriptures (like Old Testament, New Testament, etc). They really were a lot of fun for me. I can see them as a great addition to Seminary or Sunday School classes. It helps you learn things without it feeling boring or repetitive. I aim to do every one of these puzzles. What a great way to have fun while learning all about the scriptures!

Book provided for review.

1 comment:

MaryAlice Wallis said...

Thank you so much Lisa for your thoughtful review of Scripture Puzzlers! I am thrilled that you love puzzle books! We have 2 other books that are geared to ages 3+ and are fabulous for families. LDS Puzzle Pals and LDS Puzzle Pals- Prophets and Apostles are also available for your enjoyment. Blessings to you!
MaryAlice