Under The Sea Holy Bible Review & Giveaway

*A copy of this book was provided to me for free for my honest review of the book by FlyByPromotions. You can find a link at the bottom of this page.*

I am so excited to be reviewing this  Bible today. I have three littles and there is nothing more important to me than getting the Word of God into their sweet little hands, hearts, and minds.
Under the Sea, Holy Bible is an NIrV Bible from Zonderkidz. A name we all love and trust. 
This Bible is lightweight and designed for children ages 6-10. The NIrV, the New International Reader's Version is designed specifically for young readers in mind. 
The cover of this book is so inviting for those little eager readers waiting to dive deep into their Bibles. This version has a blue metallic finish with sparkling fish adorning the cover. Absolutely adorable!

I love the language that is used in this Bible. Again, the NIrV means New International Reader's Version designed for young children to understand the language and the stories of the Bible. 

In comparing my TNIV, also from Zondervan, to this version what I found was instead of longer more complex sentences, they are broken down into shorter more consumable sentences and language. 

Here is an example from Luke 15:8-10 in the Story of the Lost Coin. 
"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Won't she light a lamp and sweep the house? Won't she search carefully until she finds the coin? And when she finds it, she will call her friends and neighbors together. She will say, 'Be Joyful with me. I have found my lost coin.' I tell you, it is the same in heaven. There is joy in heaven over one sinner who turns away from sin."
(Page 956 NIrV Thinline Bible Copyright 2014)
As you can see content and meaning are not lost, it is simply more readable for those young and enthusiastic learners.

This Bible is not packed with a ton of extra features but I find that to be a bonus. It does not add the excess weight and materials that may not useable by this age group. The bonus materials that are included are simplistic and power packed. They welcome young readers to swim along with ocean friends as they explore the Biblical concepts. 

My Favorite Bonus Features:
  • Colorful Picture with the Books of the Bible
  • A simplified five finger prayer guide
  • Ten Commandments for Kids
  • ABC's of Becoming a Christian
  • Dictionary explaining a few key terms
  • Reference to 92 Great Bible Stories
I enjoy this Bible and have spent many years teaching young children and would have loved to have a Bible just like this. 

I have a super exciting offer for you today! Not only was I given a copy of this book, I am going to be giving away one copy to one of you! Just sign up in the Rafflecopter Signup Below. (If you are commenting, make sure to mark that you commented in the raffle box.)


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18 comments :

  1. This looks like a lovely Bible for kids! I'm sure some of my grandchildren would enjoy it. I'm your neighbor at #Family #Friendship and #Faith

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    1. Glad you are here Gayl. What a great idea. Since you don't have little kids in your home, what a thoughtful gift!

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  2. Jaime, I have not seen this before! I was just thinking the other day I need to get a bible for my 6 & 8 year olds that they can read. They have bible story books, but I really want them to start reading the Word. Thanks for sharing this today!! Neighbors with you at #DancewithJesus.

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    1. It is really cute and some extras I like about it are: 1. It is simple. 2. Not a lot of bulk or weight. 3. It is an actual Bible and not just a storybook. Thanks for entering today!

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  3. I like to find a Bible that is really easy to understand. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. *Su Ann*

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    1. Thank you Su Ann for entering. This is a simple format. It is the Reader's Version whcih is great for those littles in your life!

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  4. I have 2 daughters (3 and 1) and I do think getting them a Bible that is more age appropriate will allow them to learn more and understand easier. We haven't done much Bible reading with them yet (we should though). We have been working on saying the blessing and prayers at night. Reading Bible stories is going to be a goal for us now! Thanks for linking up with #BloggersSpotlight and please come back next week!

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    1. Carrie, this Bible has language that is easier to consume. There are great Storybook Bibles for those really little ones but getting them used to a Bible in it's entirety at a young age may make it feel less daunting when they become adults. This version is great for that. Glad you entered today!

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  5. Thanks for the suggestion-entered your giveaway! I love the little excerpt you gave to compare to regular translations. :)

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    1. rlo - so glad you stopped by and entered. Best wishes in the giveaway! I am sure you can get a more detailed excerpt and possibly even a sample, if go to a place like Amazon.

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  6. I have grandkids that I would love to give this Bible too. Thanks for sharing this great giveaway.

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    1. This is such a sweet Bible and I love that it is a full Bible. Best Wishes in the giveaway and thanks for sharing.

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  7. Looks like a great kids' Bible! Thanks for sharing with the Literacy Musing Mondays Link-up!

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    1. Beth, I'm glad you're here. This is a great kids Bible. Best wishes in the drawing.

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  8. I just love the cover. How inviting for little ones. Thanks for sharing this. We are always looking for new ways to get God's word into our little ones heart and mind at school.

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    1. Thank s for stopping by, Michelle. The cover is actually a lot cuter in person. The fish sparkle and the ocean shines. Best wishes on winning.

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  9. Excellent review, Jaime! Thanks for sharing this amazing giveaway with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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  10. Thank you so much, Kelly. Always love connecting with you, friend!

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