“NIV Boys Bible (Special Version)” by Zonderkidz

Published April 6, 2012 by One Desert Rose
NIV Boys BIBLE to Help Boys Dig Deep Into God’s Word!
SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Getting into a routine of reading the Bible can be challenging for anyone, but trying to keep the attention of pre-teen boys is especially difficult. So now there is a Bible especially developed for them. The NIV Boys Bible is designed with boys ages 9 to 12 in mind. Fun in-text features help boys dig deep into the Word and learn about amazing people, facts and stories of the Bible. The NIV Boys Bible will help boys grow into the young men God wants them to be. It will appeal to boys and cause them to desire to spend time in the Word with its unique features such as:

* Book Introductions–Who, What, When, Where. and Why?

* Words to Live By–Hundreds of highlighted verses worth memorizing

* What’s the Big Deal?–Need-to-know biblical stories and people

* Check It Out–Interesting and fun facts about Bible times and characters

* Grossology–Gross and gory stuff they never knew was in the Bible

* Makin’ It Real–Help for applying Bible stories to their everyday lives

This Bible includes the full text of the New International Version, the most popular Bible translation in the world, and 12 color tip-in pages introducing content that shows boys how they can grow to be like Jesus. Each book of the Bible has activities that make God’s Word more relevant than ever. It is jam-packed with customized content and artwork that really makes the Bible stand out.

Product Details:  List Price: $27.99/Reading level: Ages 9 and up/Hardcover: 1504 pages/Publisher: Zonderkidz; Special edition (March 6, 2012)/Language: English/ISBN-10: 0310723086/ISBN-13: 978-0310723080

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

My Review:

This masculine, tire-tread cover in black and gray makes this Bible appealing to young boys.  The inside pages are written in navy blue with rusty orange highlights to catch their attention and make the Bible more exciting to read.

The content features are relevant to how boys think (grossology) and yet get to the heart of Biblical issues for their own lives.  Headings introduce the topics discussed in each chapter, which helps them recall what they just read.  I would like to have seen a section that helps boys learn how to tell the Bible story in their own words, preparing them to be effective leaders and teachers.

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

The features included are:

* Book Introductions–Who, What, When, Where. and Why?

* Words to Live By–Hundreds of highlighted verses worth memorizing

* What’s the Big Deal?–Need-to-know biblical stories and people

* Check It Out–Interesting and fun facts about Bible times and characters

* Grossology–Gross and gory stuff they never knew was in the Bible

* Makin’ It Real–Help for applying Bible stories to their everyday lives

At the end of the Bible are the following features:

  • Table of weights and measures
  • The ABCs of becoming a Christian
  • Through the Bible in a year Bible plan
  • Promises from the Bible
  • Perspectives from the Bible
  • Several pages for personal notes

The NIV Boys Bible has been written for tween boys between the ages of 9-12.  As a parent, I would love a Bible like this to challenge my son(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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