This gorgeous Bible from Zondervan Faithgirlz is perfect for 8 - 12 year olds. This is my favorite one I've seen so far from Faithgirlz and they are already my favorite Bibles for girls. The extra features written by Nancy Rue, author of the Here's Lily series, are great and you never have to worry about the appropriateness (if that's a word) of the topics with Faithgirlz and Nancy Rue. I have found them both to be completely safe with regards to anything I or my daughter have read by them.
The inside is beautiful as well with easy to read dark purple text and pink headings. The extra features are pretty and tasteful and will appeal to older girls as well. The whole Bible, cover to cover, seems to be a good quality, well done book that will last for years.
If you are looking for a Bible for a tween girl or a first full Bible for a slightly younger girl, this is a great choice!
I am enamored with the FaithGirlz line. My oldest grand girl has just entered the target age group and it has been a delight to share the different books with her. I recently received the new NIV FaithGirlz Bible and we had a great time pouring over it and discussing what we liked about the different features.
It comes with a hard back cover that has a magnetic flap closure. I love the durability of a hard back Bible for younger kids. It is a bit heavier but the sturdiness and lay flat design make up for that. But what's fun about a durable Bible that doesn't have a cute design? I'm happy to say that this particular Bible has an adorable owl motif that is shiny and sparkly. What girl doesn't like a little shiny and sparkly in her life?
While the cover is cute it is what lies within that matters. My girl and I both liked the layout. Each book begins with a title page that introduces the book and gives an overview of what is contained. There is also a section written by Nancy Rue that helps relate that particular book of the Bible to your girl's life. Nancy has such a way of speaking truth to young girls and this particular element is a very nice touch.
We also liked many of the other features that made this Bible very interactive. The Bring It On! sections are scattered throughout and they ask a particular question with a multiple choice set of answers. On the opposite page is the second part of the Bring It On! portion. It says If you answered . . . (A., B., or C) then go to a particular Scripture reference. How's that for getting your girl to explore the Scriptures?
I am a list-maker box-checker by nature so the Bible reading plan in the back really appealed to me. It breaks the readings down into very manageable portions and then has a box to check when it is completed. It is designed to be done in a year but with the box check system your girl can do it at whatever pace they are comfortable with.
If you are looking for a way to stimulate interest in Scripture reading and study in your girl I would say that you can't go wrong with this particular Bible. It is appealing to the eye and will speak truth to her soul. What more could you ask for?
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
This special binding of the Faithgirlz! Bible, NIV offers a trendy and unique magnetic closure.
From back cover:
Every girl wants to know shes totally unique and special. This Bible says that with Faithgirlz! sparkle. Through the many in-text features found only in the Faithgirlz! Bible, NIV girls will grow closer to God as they discover the journey of a lifetime.
Book introductionsRead about the who, when, where, and what of each book.
Dream GirlUse your imagination to put yourself in the story.
Bring It On!Take quizzes to really get to know yourself.
Is There a Little (Eve, Ruth, Isaiah) in You?See for yourself what you have in common.
Words to Live ByCheck out these Bible verses that are great for memorizing.
What Happens Next?Create a list of events to tell a Bible story in your own words.
Oh, I Get It!Find answers to Bible questions you've wondered about.
The complete New International Version (NIV).
Features written by bestselling author and tween expert Nancy Rue.
What drew me to this book was the pink and purple font. I wished they put Jesus' words in pink or red, but this book is a great NIV Bible from preteen through teen. I love the reference sections in the back including a weights and measurements section, which can be very useful for understanding the way measurement was standard in the Bible. How to begin a relationship with Jesus section is a nice keepsake for new believers. The through the Bible in a year section, is a great reference for keeping track of the great goal of reading through the Bible. The Promises from the Bible and Perspectives from the Bible section helps teens with tough issues from a biblical a perspective. The notes section gives a few pages to write notes or start a reference section. The magnetic enclosure is a nice feature for a new Bible but I wonder how it will close if any journaling or papers were added over time. There is no name section in the beginning but lots of blank space to make your own name and dedication section. Overall I like this Bible and my preteen daughters love it. I would recommend this Bible to anyone has a teen or preteen daughter.
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