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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I dont think I have gotten this excited over a Bible in awhile. The cover is a hardback with a magnetic flap that serves as a closure. Just look at the cover! Its cute and sparkly, and feminine without being over the top, and lets face it, these days, preteen girls need some bling to get them away from the phones, TV and internet. When I saw it, I couldnt wait to show it to my soon to be tween. Even she got excited about it.
The Bible itself has some great features that are right in the language perfect for pre-teens to understand. My daughter loved taking one of the quizzes that are found throughout the Bible, where each answer corresponds to a Scripture passage to address that problem. She also loved reading the Is There a Little (insert Bible character here) In You? It was refreshing for her to think that these were characters in the Bible she could relate to, instead of boring, dry characters without a third dimension to them. Overall, this is a great Bible to get for your pre-teen girl.