From the back cover: “The NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible brings the Bible to life in full-color illustrated splendor. Featuring over 700 illustrations, colorful photos, engaging maps and important facts located near the relevant verse — this study Bible is as eye-popping as it is informative.”
Some of my favorite features:
- “Over 700 four-color photographs, illustrations, infographics and maps throughout” — this Bible, geared for tweens (ages 8-12), incorporates a wide variety of illustrations to help the young Bible scholar, including some of those fabulous charts and drawings from the Quickview Bible.
- “Book introductions, including important facts and an image to orient the reader” — every book is introduced with a quick list of facts to help young people get an overall view of that particular book, such as who wrote it, what happens, and what are some of the key stories/events/chapters in that book.
- “One-column format with sidebar study notes for ease of reading” — I really love this feature, because it not only includes notes, but still, usually, leaves some room for the young student of the Bible to write down their own notes and keep track of some of the things God is teaching them through His Word.
- “The complete text of the New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible” — yes, this is one of my favorite features. Why? Because I remember that the only “Bible” we used when I was little was a Bible storybook, not a full-text Bible. Sure, it had all the classic stories (Noah & the Flood, Jonah & the Whale, Jesus feeding the 5,000, etc.) and pretty pictures, but it didn’t have everything. When I finally “graduated” to a full-on Bible, I was given a King James Version. Nice, but difficult for my young mind to really understand. This is the complete NIV translation, with those classic stories told in context and with illustrations to help young minds discover what God’s Word is really all about.
This is a Bible that can grow with a kid: the pictures/illustrations/charts/maps can help spark interest in the Word in younger Christians, while the full-text and study notes can draw kids deeper into knowledge of God and His Word.
If you have tweens in your family, I’d highly recommend you get them an NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible. Honestly, even if it’s just for you, it’s a pretty cool Bible with some great reference information that could absolutely aid in anyone’s study of the Word. 🙂
Many thanks to ZonderKidz and Handlebar Marketing for the copy of this Bible for review purposes. I was not required to give a positive review (but I couldn’t help it, because it’s a cool Bible!). All opinions are my very own! 🙂