I admit, I like the NIrV translation for my youngest daughter. It draws from the NIV version, which is one of many literal translations of the Bible. This means that the NIV text is a word for word translation of the original Greek and Hebrew texts with the intent of conveying the literal meanings rather than attempting to capture and interpret the thoughts and meanings that the original texts were attempting to convey. The NIrV takes the NIV text and uses smaller words, even including definitions of more difficult words within the text, shorter sentences, and they broke the chapters up into smaller sections in order to assist young readers.
More than just an easier to read text, this Bible is colorful and engaging. Each page is colorful, with either colored chapter numbers, section headings, text boxes, or illustrations. The Bible is full of "Did You Know?" titbits, "Words to Treasure" memory verse suggestions, and "Live It" ideas. I like that the pages, while thinner than a typical child's story book, are not tissue paper thin as most bibles are. I love that the words are spaced in such a way that a new, independent reader can easily read them without getting lost in lines spaced to close together.
I love the book introductions that include who wrote the book, why it was written, what we can learn about God in the book, important people, when and where it happened and the stories included in the book. But what I like best is the my daughter loves having and reading her very first "real" Bible. This is a great was to transition from Bible story books to the true word of God.
I did receive a copy of this Bible from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I enjoy reviewing Bibles, especially Bibles that were made with children in mind. The Adventure Bible was made in a way that makes it attractive, fun, and easily usable for children.
Who the book is for:
Ages 6 through 10 is what the back of the book stays, and I would say that is about spot on.
What I liked:
There is a section that references "children of the Bible", something that I found really cool for the children reading the book, so that they can see just how important children are to God and to the world.
This Bible includes study help for children, so that they can learn more about God and his word.
Translated in a language that is easy for children to understand.
What I didn't like:
There is nothing in particular that I didn't like about this Bible.
Overall, this is a good Bible for kids.
I give Adventure Bible 5 out of 5 stars.
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