NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Imitation Leather, TealZonderkidz / 2017 / Imitation Leather$15.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 32 Reviews Video
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MelissaNorth CarolinaAge: 35-44Gender: Female3 Stars Out Of 5Good Resource BibleJune 7, 2018MelissaNorth CarolinaAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3One look at the cover and my kids were ready to dive into the pages. They are very busy pages for sure. This is not a bad thing, but if your child is easily distracted or needs a simpler reading experience, keep this in mind. My girls really enjoyed finding out the history. I did note, however that in Sunday School they would often forget to listen to the teacher (Sometimes me, sometimes not) because they were reading all the extras. Again, it's just good to know if this would best suit your home environment or church.
The one thing I do not prefer is that it seems to be only available in the NIV. I'm not anti different translations, and I do know this is one of the easier to read versions for younger kids, but we do all of our studying out of a different translation. It is nice to keep things consistent through AWANA and school as much as possible. NIV is not mine or my husband's preferred version for a few reasons, but this is the only version option. I would like to see this and other Bibles provide at least a few translation options. I realize there is a cost factor to it, but I do think your audience is limited when you provide a beautiful resource Bible like this but only use one specific translation. The side elements should still relate and be the same as cultural and historical facts won't change from one translation to the next.
Overall my kids loved this and I do recommend it as a great resource for studying more in depth about life and times of the Bible.
JuJuBiscuit4 Stars Out Of 5Great bible for kids.January 17, 2018JuJuBiscuitQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the best bible I have seen for children this age. Alot of pictures! This is an excellent tool.
I took off one star because I had it personalized and the name stamping is obviously slanted and the letters ran together. Should not have been shipped out this way in my opinion and now I have to deal with this issue.
Gina5 Stars Out Of 5NIV study Bible for kidsDecember 28, 2017GinaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Well put together product wise. The information in the sides and foot notes really helps clear up some points. Some content may lead to other conversations as well. Highly recommend.
crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5A study Bible for sure, but falls short on the visual aspect of the titleSeptember 28, 2017crtnybcBritish Columbia, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3The NIV Kid's Visual Study Bible is quite thick and heavy, even though the pages are very thin. This is definitely an for an older child, maybe a middle schooler both because of the very size of it, the small print and the general layout. I did expect there to be more pictures included. You have to be a fan of yellow because there are yellow sidebars on every page for the study information.
There are a few study ideas I liked, a graph comparing promises and a compare and contrast type chart for another topic, but a large amount of them are quite bland. I do like a lot of the information in the sidebars, especially explaining things like how comparing a woman's hair to goats (Song of Songs) is actually a complement. Who knew? I just don't know about calling this a 'visual' study Bible.
The two biggest drawbacks in my mind are the glaringly yellow sidebars on every page and the fact that the pages are so thin you can read the words right through from the other side. Unfortunately this Bible is not on my list of favourite resources for those reasons. If those were fixed in a future release then yes, this would be a handy resource for any kid wanting to dig deeper into the scriptures.
I received this book from Zondervan, however my opinion is my own.
BastianReviewsAlabamaAge: 25-34Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5More for TeensSeptember 19, 2017BastianReviewsAlabamaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3The Kid's Visual Study Bible really is misnamed. It should say Teen Visual Study Bible. There are a lot of elements I like about this study Bible.
1. There are summary ("Cliff's Notes") for key ideas on the sides of each passage.
2. I liked the colored illustrations, pictures, maps bring the Bible to life.
3. I like that for each each book of the Bible, there is a summary page with:
- Who Wrote this Book?
- Why was this Book Written?
- What happens in this Book?
- What do we learn about God in this Book?
- Who are the key people in this book?
- Where did this happen?
- What are some of the stories in this book? (I especially love this part because it's an easy way for us to find our kids' favorite Bible stories).
Even though I think this Bible is much to old for my kids, and probably wouldn't give these to them until they are in their teens, it's still a wonderful Bible. I'm not sure how the teen will react to given a "kids" Bible, but the layout and the additional information is very good.
Due to some topics covered in the studies, I would recommend this version for teens, not kids.