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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Zonderkidz Adventure Bible for Kids Review - Perfect for Easter

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but this year I have had a strong desire to provide each of my family members with a Bible.  I was thinking how much it means to have a Bible that was given to you from someone special.  I can still remember my earliest 
Bible.  I hope that my first one is still packed up in a box somewhere.  You know how things get lost or stolen (in one case of mine).  The idea of my son, grandkids, nieces and nephews having a bible keepsake when they're old and saying "that was from Mom, Grandma or Aunt Tracy" means a lot to me.

When Zondervan asked if I would like to review the NIV Adventure Bible,  without a doubt I said yes.  I thought this would be the perfect Bible for my 10 year old grandson Zack and my 8 year old granddaughter Ki'a, but I wanted to know more.

The Adventure Bible didn't disappoint.  It's a wonderful fun way to teach your children the lessons of the Bible without it seeming like a lesson.  I wish the NIV Adventure Bible was available when I was young.  The Adventure Bible is more like an exciting journey with a jungle safari theme.  The NIV (New International Version) is so easy to read and this is written specifically with children ages 9 to 12 in mind.  I love that each book of the Bible begins with a introduction of useful facts that answer key questions like the following:
  • Who wrote this book?
  • Why was this book written?
  • What do we learn about God in this book?
  • Who are the key people in this book?
  • When did this happen?
  • Where did this happen?
  • What are some of the stories in this book?
What a smart idea.  I mean, would you go to a book store and pick up a book with no preface or a cover picture to give you some idea whether it was a suspense, love story, or comedy?  Fiction or non-fiction?  Well can we expect our children to form an interest if you don't present it to them in an easy to read form they can relate to.

There are colorful pages, games, a scavenger hunt and other bible fun with a jungle safari theme.

This book is full of introductions, a dictionary/concordance and colorful maps.  There are bold colorfully illustrated pages that highlight the Ten Commandments, The Lord's Prayer, the 12 disciples, Famous Children of the Bible and even Bible verses to read when you feel scared, angry, worried, unimportant and more.

I highly recommend this Bible for the tween age children in you home.  It's certain to be a conversation builder between you and them.  I'd love to see my son and daughter-in-law use this Bible to pick out a passage to have the children read each day and then discuss over dinner.  I have a feeling the kids will begin to look forward to it even more than them.

With Easter only a couple of weeks away, I can't think of a better gift to explain the relevance of the Easter season than with this Bible.  I plan on sending an Easter box with this being the main attraction.

Disclosure:  I was not paid for my endorsement of this Bible. Zondervan / Zonderkidz sent me this Bible to review in exchange for my honest opinion.  Transparency is everything.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Tracy! Great Easter gift or confirmation gift for the youngsters!