Although this book was intended for youth, I bought it for an adult co-worker who found traditional bibles to be "boring". He told me he wish bibles had illustrations with a "memo" section and was easy to read. I suprised him with this and the presentation of the cover alone made him happy. Watching him skim through the pages in exitement touches my heart. Another co-worker noticed his exitement and asked me to order one for her as well! Now they both reading the word.
I guess I would like a bible that is not full of white people. My ministry has been blessed with a very mixed set f people, many Sudanese. The pictures given as samples show a bunch of white faces. I do not want to be hipper critical but God made many skin tones and eve Jesus us a pasty white guy as I am since I live in Alaska. The over all bible looks great but this ruins it for me. Hope those who have it love it.
I have been purchasing ESV Children's Bibles for our Good News Club children who do not have a Bible of their own. The Good News Clubs meet in elementary schools once a week. It is an outstanding children's mission outreach program and is sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship. I purchased two of these ESV Seek and Find Bibles in lavender for two of our club members. The girls were very thrilled with receiving these Bibles. If my budget allowed I would buy a new Bible for each of our 25 children.
We were looking for a real ESV Bible for our 5year old who is just starting to read to follow along in Church and take to Sunday school with her. This Bible has it all for this age group. Not only is she learning to navigate where the books of the Bible are, but she can flip a few pages back or forward to find a full color illustration and story that she will soon be able to read. Our family reads these Bible stories for our bedtime devotions. One thing that I would add is that this bible is large and heavy for a children's Bible, but our daughter has a backpack bible cover and she easily carries this treasure with her!