Wednesday, June 17, 2015

#REVIEW: NIrV Study Bible for Kids by #Zonderkidz

Title: NIrV Study Bible for Kids
Series: none
Author:  none
Published Date: June 30, 2015
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Format: hardback
Pages: 1792
ISBN: 9780310744030
Genre: study Bible
Age Range: 7-10 years old
Purchase: Amazon | Zondervan |

Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: The bestselling NIrV Study Bible for Kids starts early readers ages 6 to 10 on the rewarding path of reading and studying God's Word. This Bible uses the complete text of the New International Reader’s Version® (NIrV) which is written at a third-grade reading level and is perfect for those learning to read. With colorful artwork, easy-to-read Bible text, and fun features, kids will engage with the Bible in a way that makes it stick.
Features include:
•Presentation page—for personalization and gift giving
•32 full-color pages—includes illustrations to bring Bible characters and events to life plus helpful study information about the Ten Commandments, how to become a Christian, prayer, and more.
•Check It Out—sketches and descriptions of what life was like in Bible times.
•Brain Game—questions to help kids remember important Bible themes.
•Soak It up—key verses highlighted for kids to memorize.
•Book Introductions—brief overviews of each book with an outline of key events.
•Dictionary—key Bible words for quick reference.
•Map section

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This Bible makes it very easy for kids between 7 and 10 years old to read God’s Word and be able to understand it. It is written in shorter sentences and an easy to read language that is at their level of comprehension. Usually when reviewing a Bible, I read the book of Ruth, since it is one of the shorter books. This time I chose Esther, and was able to read the book in about 15 minutes. The best part was that I was able to put it down and truly understand what I was reading. The cover is very colorful and looks like it could withstand a fair amount of damage, water not included.
The pictures in the Bible depicting some of the more famous scenes are colorful and interesting for a child to look at. My personal favorite is Elijah and the Fire From Heaven.
Each of the books has Brain Games interspersed throughout the writings, which give the children questions covering the section they just read. It helps so much in comprehension, instead of the child just reading through it blindly and not remembering anything but the basics. It helps them to pause for a moment and think about what they just read.
Another cool feature is the Check It Out boxes, where the customs of the times are explained, with a picture illustrating it. And then there is Soak It Up: a neat feature that isolates one verse for memorization.

This Bible has so many aspects to it that makes it more understandable and enjoyable for children to not only read the Bible, but come away understanding and remembering it.

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