“Are you ready to discover God’s Word and apply it to your life? Then the Adventure Bible is for you,” editor Lawrence O. Richards writes in the introduction of this edition of the Scriptures.
~ What ~
At over fourteen-hundred-and-sixty pages, this hardbound targets children ages nine to twelve years old who want their own Bible. With added inserts, sidebars, illustrations, and maps, it is the New International Version with full-color additions.
With almost two dozen thicker insert pages, their topics include how to use the book, the ABCs of becoming a Christian, the Ten Commandments, verses to look up based on emotions, famous prophets, children, and people in the Bible, the Love Passage, how to pray, a two-week reading plan of Jesus’s life, what He taught, and His disciples to name a few.
With book introductions explaining the who, why, what, and when, this version is a learning tool for young children. I appreciated the highlighted sections that concentrate on themes such as Words to Treasure, Did You Know?, People or Life in Bible Times, and Live It! It was thoughtful to have the ending include a subject index, dictionary, charts, and maps similar to regular Bibles.
~ Why Not ~
This book should be cherished by the holder so giving it to a toddler or a young child who does not understand its value would not be ideal. Also, the paper is thin, so often the words and design show through which may challenge some readers.
~ Who ~
An author and speaker, Richards has written over two hundred Christian books including commentaries.
~ Wish ~
Being a fan of the King James Version, I wish this book was available in that format also. It would be helpful if the paper were a little thicker for viewing purposes.
~ Want ~
If your young child is old enough to get his or her first Bible, this is an excellent choice as it promotes reading God’s Word and has additional information that will engage and encourage learning about God and His love.
Thanks to Zonderkidz for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.
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