I can't tell you how excited I was to see the features in this boys bible. Then when my grandson opened it and said, "this is just what I wanted". It made my day. I mean the explanation sites are awesome. Great words! I would highly recommend this bible for boys ages 8 - I don't know, he will love it forever. But maybe 14. I wrote a special verse for him in there. Thank you for the opportunity to expound!
I'd been wanting to upgrade my son to an "older" bible, as he's been getting too old VeggieTales one. ;-)
This one is perfect! I love that he has the full Word, the same text that I have in my bible. He feels good about having this new bible, and the cover looks "guy." He loves the "grossology" sections, which expand on something from a passage that is truly gross. And the "What's the Big Deal" sections that appear every four pages give further thought into passages.
He knows that it really doesn't matter what kind of bible he has, that reading God's Word is all that truly matters, but I think this particular bible makes him smile and go looking to connect in his own 10-year-old way.
This masculine, tire-tread cover in black and gray makes this Bible appealing to young boys. The inside pages are written in navy blue with rusty orange highlights to catch their attention and make the Bible more exciting to read.
The content features are relevant to how boys think (grossology) and yet get to the heart of Biblical issues for their own lives. Headings introduce the topics discussed in each chapter, which helps them recall what they just read. I would like to have seen a section that helps boys learn how to tell the Bible story in their own words, preparing them to be effective leaders and teachers.
I especially love all the different features listed below, as they prompt a more active role on the part of the boys to grow stronger in the Lord and be a doer of His Word!
The features included are:
* Book Introductions-Who, What, When, Where. and Why?
* Words to Live By-Hundreds of highlighted verses worth memorizing
* What's the Big Deal?-Need-to-know biblical stories and people
* Check It Out-Interesting and fun facts about Bible times and characters
* Grossology-Gross and gory stuff they never knew was in the Bible
* Makin' It Real-Help for applying Bible stories to their everyday lives
At the end of the Bible are the following features:
Table of weights and measures
The ABCs of becoming a Christian
Through the Bible in a year Bible plan
Promises from the Bible
Perspectives from the Bible
Several pages for personal notes
The NIV Boys Bible has been written for tween boys between the ages of 9-12. As a parent, I would love a Bible like this to challenge my son(s) to grow stronger in the Lord and be a doer of His Word!
A great gift just in time for Easter!
Special thanks to Diane Morrow of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy. No monetary compensation was exchanged.