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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.
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