Monday, March 21, 2016

Under the Sea Holy BIble

Under the Sea Holy Bible
Zonderkidz Publishing
Ages: 6-10
Price: $24.99

From the back cover: "This sparkly and fun Bible contains the complete text--Genesis to Revelation--of the New International Reader's Version (NIrV--the NIV or kids!) and is perfect for children.  Sparkling fish grace the exterior while inside whimsical underwater illustrations surround important Bible themes to help kids dive deep into God's Word."

The Under the Sea Holy Bible has 8 full color pages:
 An adorable presentation page...PLEASE write your name in your Bible somewhere!
A page of the Bible that shows the breakdown of each book into the categories: law, history, major & minor prophets, gospels, etc.  I personally love this page!
A prayer page, using the fingers of your hand to remind you who to pray for.  I do love this page, how it is set up and why each category is with that particular finger: People who POINT the way, etc.
The Lord's Prayer: this is in the King James says that this is the most commonly memorized version of the prayer.
Ten Commandments for Kids page-These are simplified, so children  can better understand.  I do not love this page.  Most of them are ok...a couple are a little strange.
Love Passage for Kids: Again, simplified... This one is ok too.  The illustration is adorable!
Famous Children of the Bible page: I LOVE how this page sends the children to the passage instead of spoon feeding the information.
ABCs of Becoming a Christian: I like this page!

It also has:
The complete text of the Bible, NIrV: I personally do not love the NIrV version.  I would have preferred the NIV.
A small dictionary
A list of "Great Bible Stories"

This is essentially a regular Bible with a few color pages.  The color pages are fun and give the child something to look at...a good step up from a story Bible.  I personally am not a huge fan of NIrV and I would love to see more translations available in children's Bibles.  I do not think we need to dumb down the Word for children.  The Bible is a book unlike all others, as these Words are the very Words of God.  I would have also liked to see some maps in here.  I love looking at maps when we are studying Scripture.  It gives me a feel for where things are in the world.  Also, I think a concordance would have been more helpful than the five page dictionary and the "Great Bible Stories" page.

I received this book in exchange for a frank and honest review.  All opinions are my own.  Your results and/or opinions may vary.

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