I received this Bible from Book Sneeze and was asked to review it. I couldn't wait to receive it so that I could see what my daughter thought. You would have thought she received a million dollars. She couldn't say enough about it. It is very colorful and catches the attention of any young girl or even a young teen. They would be very pleased to carry it to church each Sunday. Thomas Nelson Publishing version of an International Children's Bible makes it very easy to understand. I was pleased to find that it had Memory Verses for your life. It also contained a concordance which would be very helpful for bible study or looking up things during Sunday School or Youth Group meeting. I would highly recommend it for a special gift for a Birthday or any special occasion. I give this Bible 5 stars.
When I saw this I knew Sprite would flip for this bible. She loves her big sisters Faithgirlz bible and Ishine pocket bible but this is so sparkly, and perfect for a girl who is all about the glitter and sparkle. But there is more to this book then sparkles and glitter. This book is the bible in a language children will understand the International Children's Bible. Sprite loves the maps in the back she thinks it is real important to see where Jesus lived (she told my mom and sister). She has had me read from this on many occasions and loves taking it to church with her on Sundays. Actually it is in her princess backpack and goes with us everywhere. She loves telling people Jesus makes sparkle bibles for us girls. The bible is just like a mommy and daddies just made for Children. This would be a wonderful gift for any girl getting ready for Baptism. I wish they had a Catholic version but we love this and I'm glad to have this in my girls personal library.
thanks Booksneeze/Thomas Nelson for allowing me to review this bible, it is very well loved and cherished.
From the ultra modern circles and floral fabric cover to the beautiful sequins and beads shaped into hearts and flowers, this is a sweet (albeit very girly) Bible.
The International Children's Bible has for several years now become the translation most desired by parents for their young children. This translation provides an understandable version for young children to read without compromising the integrity of God's word. The dictionary in the back makes this Bible complete. The dictionary is an indispensable tool for helping children with more difficult concepts like "blasphemy" (saying things against God) and "hell" (the home of the devil). The dictionary is in a nice sized font that's easy to read. There are also maps: Abraham's Journey, The Desert Wanderings, Jesus' Last Week in Jerusalem and Palestine in Jesus' Life. A couple of bonus features includes a Where Do I Find It? section, God's Promises About. . . (topical) and Memory Verses for My Life.
All in all, this is a very complete Bible for any child, however, here is what I think it's missing. 1) It would be great if this Bible had a few pictures so children have a visual for important events in Bible history. 2) It would also be nice to include a table of contents for easy look up, or, even better, tabs distinguishing the books fo the Bible. 4) I think the text font is a little too small for the targeted age of this Bible. It would be nice to have it the same size as the dictionary in the back. 5) Although the cover is delightful to the eye, it is a bit flimsy and a little to easy to bend out of shape. It doesn't have the feel of a Bible that is made to last. Children get excited about things that are fun and look exciting and anything that gets them excited to open up God's word is a good thing! Having said all of that, I still think this Bible would be a great gift for a young girl. Most children probably wouldn't carry this style of Bible for too many years anyway, so, definitely make it a fun purchase with plans to upgrade after a few years.
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My daughter, almost eight, was thrilled to receive this bible. She was quite drawn to the sparkly sequins and bright pink colors on the cover. She immediately opened the gift box with its clear cover, and simply ran her hand over the shiny beaded hearts and flowers. She held her new bible up in the light, shifting it back and forth so the glittered cover could shimmer.
When I finally had a chance to examine the bible for myself, I was pleased with the translation: International Children's Bible (ICB). It is not a watered-down version or 'story-telling' translation. I believe it will be a bible that she can read now, understanding the language and translation, and carry those words with her for a lifetime.
My daughter is loving her 'grown-up' bible, and I am loving her enthusiasm to read the Word. This bible would make an excellent gift for any girl and any occasion.
Although I was provided this bible through BookSneeze, the opinions are my own. I was not required to give a positive review.