I love this Bible. It has interesting footnotes which help my granddaughter better understand what she's reading about, and the Bible itself is set up really well to make it easy for her to look up scriptures. The print is easy to read. This Bible should serve her well for many years to come.
I am really impressed with the overall quality and visual appeal of this Bible! It's wonderfully illustrated, there's enough colour and pictures interspersed throughout to appeal to younger ages, but not to the point of being extremely juvenile so it can grow with them. This is a full version of the Bible, in the New International Readers Version (NIrV) which is a translation that uses contemporary english. I find it similar to the NIV.
This Bible is hardcover, which is a big plus for durability. We have had one or two other Junior Bibles around here and the soft cover ones do not stand up well to regular use and going back and forth to church. The pages aren't super thin, I don't think they'll be likely to rip and the print doesn't leak right through making it hard to read. That seems to be a problem with some other children's Bibles because they are trying to do things cheap. Not a problem here. The only negative I have about this particular Bible is the lenticular picture on the front of the bible, the ribbed 3D kind of thing. I think it makes it look younger than it's really geared for and the age that would be ready for a full Bible. Besides that, young boys love scratching their nails across it!
Overall, this is a great Bible choice for a boy or girl who is ready for a full Bible instead of a Bible story book. It's already got my 7 year old reading bits and pieces in his new Bible instead of feeling like it's way out of his league. It'll be a while before he's reading whole chapters but he feels grown up having this Bible.
This Bible was provided to me by Zondervan and BookLook for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own.
I was thoroughly pleased to receive The Adventure Bible for Young Readers, which is designed specifically for children still learning to read. This Bible is perfect for those who are ready to explore the Bible on their own. It is filled with colorful illustrations and important facts and figures throughout to enhance a child's personal Bible study. Based on the bestselling Adventure Bible, this Bible has the full text of the New International Reader's Version (NIrV--"The NIV for Kids!"), which is easy for young children to read and understand. The Adventure Bible for Young Readers will help children esxtablish a life-long habit of turning to God's Word for guidance. I would say the recommended ages are 6 to 10.
Some of the features that I appreciated about this Bible include:
"Life in Bible Times" helps kids understand what it was like to live in Bible times. For visual appeal, each box includes a color picture.
"People in Bible Times" helps readers to sort out Zechariah from Zacchaeus, Joseph from Joash.
"Words to Treasure" highlights popular verses for kids to memorize.
"Did You Know?" points out many of the interesting facts and figures found in the Bible.
"Let's Live It!" suggests activities, such as playing games and drawing pictures to reinforce the Bible lessons.
A Dictionary/concordance helps with those tricky words.
Book Introductions give basic facts about each book of the Bible (who wrote it, where it took place, and why it was written).
Full-color pages throughout give more interesting information about the Bible and what it means to be a Christian.
My daughter was thrilled with this young readers version and cannot wait till she is really reading to dive in. Her sister has the same Bible, but an earlier edition without the full color. Our version also has a hologram front cover adding to the visual effect of the Bible. Any young reader will enjoy this and being able to share in the love for God's Word with this Bible.
This is a great Bible for children. This is the second of this kind that I have bought for my 2 young sons and many times I find them together reading them. The Bibles look great and the boys love them and they read so easily in a format that they can understand and comprehend. GREAT BIBLE!!