“Great! You’ll love how you can read this Bible all by yourself. The print is easy to read and The Beginner’s Bible art is fun and will help you better understand the stories in the Bible,” the back jacket states of this New International Reader’s Version of the Holy Bible.
~ What ~
Targeting children six to ten years old who want a Bible to call their own, this one has a sturdy hardbound cover. Containing violence and adult situations, some of the iconic contents may not be appropriate for immature readers. At 2,048 pages in length, the New International Readers Version is geared for more simplistic viewing.
Typical of the NIvR, this contains several pages about the particular version, both the Old and New Testaments, a dictionary, and a list of one hundred and fifty famous Bible stories by title and book location. In the verses, numbers are numerical, not written out, some key language is omitted, and antiquated pronouns such as thee and thou are changed.
Since it is part of The Beginner’s Bible series, the book has twenty full-color, full-page illustrations of stories in the Bible. The first two drawings are at the beginning on two presentation pages, with a place to write in the recipient’s name, giver, date given, age of the recipient, and reason given. Placed routinely throughout the pages and not near the stories’ locations, the artworks cover characters such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, Elijah, David, and Jonah from the Old Testament. The New Testament pictures are mostly about Jesus and His miracles, death on the cross, and resurrection.
~ Why ~
This book would be a nice first Bible for a young child who is enjoys reading and understands its well-known Biblical stories as he or she searches for more information. The print is decent sized so easy to read.
~ Why Not ~
Since the book is for first to fifth graders, the version may be advanced for some readers’ comprehension level based on its content. With the added illustrations inserted systematically instead of within the storyline, it may be frustrating for some readers to have to flip to the chapters mentioned. The paper is thin, so words bleed through the pages.
~ Wish ~
Not a fan of the NIV, I wish a King James Version for children were available in this series.
~ Want ~
This Bible is a reasonable progression for those who enjoy The Beginner’s Bible series products and are ready to read directly from the Word of God.
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