“Faithgirlz! Bible ‘Revised Edition’ ” from Zonderkidz with Contributor Nancy Rue

Published April 6, 2012 by One Desert Rose
A Bible That Helps a Girl Know She’s Unique and Special!
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR:

Nancy Rue has worked as a public school teacher, church youth director, theater workshop developer and camp director. She has written more than eighty books for young people, including the beloved Faithgirlz! Sophie series, The Skin You’re In and Everybody Tells Me to Be Myself but I Don’t Know Who I Am. Nancy lives with her husband and two dogs in Lebanon, TN.
About Faithgirlz!: Faithgirlz! is a collection of books, Bibles and resources designed to provide transformational Christian experiences for tween girls. Faithgirlz! encourages honest tween-girl empowerment by providing engaging, relevant, high-quality offerings, helping tween girls understand their world, learn biblical teachings, become closer to God and grow into godly teenagers. Faithgirlz! offers excellent content and contributions from leading Christian tween writers and spokespeople including Nancy Rue, Melody Carlson, Kristi Holl, Naomi Kinsman and more. Faithgirlz! is also supported with a website (www.Faithgirlz.com), Facebook page and mother and daughter live events across the country.

SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Every girl wants to know she’s totally unique and special, and contributor Nancy Rue helps them do just that in the revised edition of the NIV Faithgirlz! Bible. As a leading tween expert, Rue teaches girls that the Bible is real and relevant and, best of all, that the story of God and His people is also their story. Girls can now grow closer to God as they discover the journey of a lifetime, in their language, for their world.

The new Faithgirlz! Bible was developed especially for girls ages 9 to 12. Everything in it is written with a tween girl’s experience in mind, and it features the most popular Bible translation in the world, the New International Version. The features explain hard-to-understand things in the Bible and guide girls to put the Scripture to work in their own lives. The Faithgirlz! Bible focuses on sharing faith with friends and gives real ways for girls to do that.

Each book of the Bible has activities that make God’s Word more relevant than ever. And, of course, because it was developed for Faithgirlz! readers, they can expect to find it jam-packed with customized content and artwork that really makes the Bible stand out. Girls will love the cool design, the interactive features and the feeling of knowing that God’s Word is there for them whenever they need it. Some of the features included are:

  • Book Introductions—Girls will read the who, when, where and what of each book of the Bible.
  • Dream Girl—Girls will use their imaginations to put themselves in the story.
  • Bring it on!–Quizzes to really get to know yourself.
  • Is There a Little (Eve, Ruth, Isaiah) in You?—Girls will see for themselves what they have in common with people of the Bible.
  • What Happens Next?–Creating a list of events to tell the story in your own words.
  • Words to Live By—Girls will discover great Bible verses for memorizing.
  • Oh, I Get It!—Girls will find answers to Bible questions they’ve wondered about.

At the end of the Bible is a list of the following:

  • How to Begin a Relationship with Jesus
  • A Yearly reading guide (I’d use a pencil so you can use it every year.)
  • A List of Promises From the Bible
  • Perspectives From the Bible–“What the Bible says about”
  • Several pages for personal notes

Nancy Rue says, “I hope the Faithgirlz! Bible will help girls grow a friendship with the Bible, their own relationship. It asks questions, asks them to think and challenges them to apply what they’re learning. That’s how they’ll find a deep, personal relationship with God, rather than just by following rules or saying what they’ve been told without really thinking about it. Rules are important, of course, but they only make sense when they really believe the message of the Scriptures. That’s what this Bible is about.” The Faithgirlz! Bible is the perfect Bible to support girls in their journey into the “beauty of believing.”

The main edition of the Faithgirlz! Bible is hardcover, but it is also available in two Italian Duo-Tone designs. For better portability, there is also an NIV Faithgirlz! Backpack Bible. This compact edition does not include the in-text features that the full-size edition has, but it does have twelve full-color pages of Faithgirlz! fun, the words of Christ in red and a ribbon marker. An ebook version is also planned for electronic use.

Product Details:  List Price: $27.99/Reading level: Ages 9 and up/Hardcover: 1504 pages/Publisher: Zonderkidz; Rev Spl edition (March 6, 2012)/Language: English/ISBN-10: 0310722365/ISBN-13: 978-0310722366

AND NOW…A SAMPLE. PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO VIEW THEM LARGER:

My Review:

The deep pink with contrasting flowers gives this Bible a feminine look, and is eye-catching and frilly—just the Bible a young girl would love to have!  The contrasting light pink, purple, white, and black emboldens the title.

The red violet and purple writing inside are colors most girls would love.  It’s attractive and attention-getting, especially when contrasted with the different features interspersed throughout.  All these designs help to catch the eyes and minds of young girls, with the goal to challenge them to read and apply the Word of God to their lives.

I especially love all the different features listed below, as they prompt a more active role on the part of the girls to grow stronger in the Lord and be a doer of His Word!

Here are the features included:

  • Book Introductions–Girls will read the who, when, where, and what of each book of the Bible.
  • Dream Girl–Girls will use their imaginations to put themselves in the story.
  • Bring it on!–Quizzes to really get to know yourself.
  • Is There a Little (Eve, Ruth, Isaiah) in You?–Girls will see for themselves what they have in common with people of the Bible.
  • What Happens Next?–Creating a list of events to tell the story in your own words.
  • Words to Live By–Girls will discover great Bible verses for memorizing.
  • Oh, I Get It!–Girls will find answers to Bible questions they’ve wondered about.

At the end of the Bible is a list of the following:

  • How to Begin a Relationship with Jesus
  • A Yearly reading guide (I’d use a pencil so you can use it every year.)
  • A List of Promises From the Bible
  • Perspectives From the Bible–“What the Bible says about”
  • Several pages for personal notes

The Faithgirlz! Bible has been written for tweens between the ages of 9-12.  As a parent, I would love a Bible like this to challenge my daughter(s) to grow stronger in the Lord and be a doer of His Word!

A great gift just in time for Easter!

Special thanks to Diane Morrow of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.  No monetary compensation was exchanged.

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