Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Book Review: NIV Faithgirlz Bible



My daughter is already almost 8 and she has been asking for a fun looking Bible with pretty colors and patterns on it. The NIV Faithgirlz Bible certainly fits the bill. She was so excited when it arrived and she got the chance to begin reading it. The Bible is hardcover and very sturdy with a magnetic flap closure. The cover is decorated in shades of purple, aqua, pink, and green with owls, flowers, dot, and stripes. Some of the design is also metallic.

The Bible includes a number of features. Each book of the Bible is introduced with a page before the start of the verses. There are places within the Bible for readers to respond to what is being read ("In Your Own Words"), quizzes that ask how they would respond to a specific situation ("Bring It On!"), and explanations of interesting and difficult concepts ("Oh, I Get It!"). In addition, many of the pages include a box entitled, "Treasure This!" which highlights important verses. The text in the Bible is hot pink and purple and there are fun little graphics like flowers and swirls interspersed throughout the text. The NIV version is clear and easy to read.

I think this is a great Bible for tweens ages 8-11 or so. It's very visually appealing and the features are fun and relevant to the readers. I received this Bible from Zondervan in exchange for this review; all opinions are my own.

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