I always tell those I know, if they're on the hunt for their child's first official Bible, then they should definitely check in with me. My family and I have been blessed with so many opportunities to read some of today's most amazing children's ministry books, I'm always happy to recommend them to others. Just recently we've been getting an introduction to The Beginner's Bible series with their newly updated NIrV Holy Bible.
ABOUT THE BIBLE:
The Beginner’s Bible, Holy Bible, NIrV is an easy-to-read, large-print Bible for kids that features 20 color illustrations and includes the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) of the Bible translated especially for kids just learning to read. Features brand new vibrant, three-dimensional art.
I really like the overall set up of The Beginner's Bible Holy Bible. It has those soft, delicate pages that you would typically find in an adult Bible. At the same time, the text is nice and large, making it a wonderful starter Bible for children. The New International Reader's Version translation makes it even better. You see, it's based on the New International Version, but uses shorter words and sentences when needed, perfect for kids who are just starting to move up from a Bible storybook to an official "big kid" Bible.
To get a gauge on the text size, I wanted to give readers a side by side comparison. The Bible on the Left is the Kids' Devotional Bible. The Bible on the right is the The Beginner’s Bible Holy Bible.
Other neat features include a presentation page for gifting, an alphabetical listing of each book in the Bible, a dictionary for key terms that may be difficult to understand, and even a reading plan that includes 150 of the Bible's most popular stories about Noah, Moses, Joseph, and of course Jesus. The other thing that I really like about this reading plan is that each of the 150 stories contain a checkbox, so kids can keep track of what they've already read, marking off each box as they go along. There is even a Getting to Know Jesus page that contains a Q&A section in the beginning, which is very helpful.
Another great feature that I feel is definitely worth mentioning is that each of the sixty-six books in this Bible includes an introduction that highlights what the book is about, what readers will learn, and even who wrote it. Then there's the many colorful three-dimensional illustrations that showcase some of the stories. The artwork is pretty cool and offers a playful take on several of the Biblical characters throughout, depicting them with big eyes and toothy smiles.
The Beginner's Bible Holy Bible is a wonderful choice for children who are looking to start reading an actual Bible, rather than a storybook that contains summarized stories. It's physical attributes from the extra features, to the fun illustrations, to the large print allow it to be a great option for young ones who are looking to fully take in God's word and teachings. For those with younger children who aren't quite ready to tackle a full on Bible, The Beginner's Bible Storybook Bible is also available. We personally don't own that one, but it does look really nice.
Be sure to also visit The Beginner's Bible for tons of fun free printable games and activities for kids!
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