I’m a firm believer in every child having at least one good Bible storybook . . . but the time comes for every child to own a full-text Bible too. The Adventure Bible is one I recommend.
It’s available in NIV, NIrV, and the just-released NJKV version. Lots of colorful, special features give each one definite kid appeal. While the features (written by Lawrence O. Richards) are the same in each version, the presentation varies somewhat.
I especially like the NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers. Not only is the Bible translation suited to children (with a third-grade reading level), but the page layouts, type design, and illustration styles are too. This Bible isn’t intimidating to look at–it’s fun!
Features interspersed throughout include
Words to Treasure
Did You Know?
People in Bible Times
Life in Bible Times
Each book of the Bible begins with a colorful full-page introduction that includes a listing of important narratives in that book.
Readers will also find a subject index, a dictionary, and lots of charts–they’re more like posters, really–and maps.
“The special features of the NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers can be used as a teaching or devotional tool by parents and teachers but also may be used to encourage children to explore the Bible on their own and to have their own quiet times with God.”
Whatever version you might prefer, the Adventure Bible can help any family with elementary-age children make the transition from Bible storybooks to a full-text Bible.
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