The NIV Faithgirlz! Bible is the same popular New International Version (Old & New Testaments) of the Bible with a hardcover and magnet closure. The cover is turquoise, purple, and pink; illustrated with an owl, flowers, stripes and polka dots. It contains the NIV headings and footnotes throughout the Bible. The main lettering is purple and the headings and chapter numbers are a dark pink. Throughout this Bible, there are special features! The back cover description is as follows:
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).
Protective end flap with magnetic closure
Features written by bestselling author and tween expert Nancy Rue.
I think that this Bible will appeal to young girls and teens. My family generally uses the NIV translation so I have no complaints as far as that goes. I personally prefer the NIV Study Bibles with commentary written at the bottom of each page. Since this does not have the study notes, I think that it is perfect for younger girls or teens who generally do not do in-depth study of the Bible or who have access to other sources of study material should they need it. Personally, I feel that getting a the written Word of God in the hands of young children and teens is very important! Having the attraction of this cover and font colors may make reading the Bible more appealing to the younger generation. My 8 1/2 year old daughter absolutely loves this cover! As soon as she saw this Bible, she asked if she could read it. She has read the first several chapters of Genesis so far! When I pointed out the "Through the Bible in a Year" checklist, she was excited to start the reading plan.
One negative thing to point out... We have had this Bible for about 2 months now (I know, I am behind on my reviews!) and the hard cover binding is already torn partially at the seams. To be honest, I am not sure if my girls did something to cause it or not and they can't remember how it happened. I will easily fix it with decorative Duck Tape however, it is disappointing that the cover did not last a month before tearing. I would hope that a book made for youth would hold up better. Still, I am not giving this a negative review because it very well could have been caused from my girls not caring for it properly.
In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission I am required to disclose that Zondervan provided this book for free in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.
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!