Today’s Tuesday Review features the NIrV Under the Sea Holy Bible from Zondervan. This children’s Bible is the “readers” version of the NIV translation, making it an easy to read choice for children. This Bible also includes the full text of the Old and New Testaments.
When I received this Bible in the mail, I immediately noticed how compact it was, a great size for small hands. The cover itself is very bright, colorful, and appealing. The illustrated sea creatures add a fun visual to draw kids deeper into the word. The timing of this Bible is great considering certain fish themed movies that were released recently, so this would make a great gift for the sea-loving little one.
There is an illustrated page in the front with all the books of the Bible, as well as an illustrated dedication page. There are three fully illustrated pages, front and back, included throughout the text, but otherwise, there are no other illustrations in the text itself. I do wish there could have been more illustrated pages included in this Bible, but I think the compact size limits the amount of extra material that could be added.
It includes a small dictionary in the back for kids to look up some Biblical terms. Based on the design and included material, I would say this would be a good Bible for young readers, ages 6-10. I like that the Under the Sea Bible would be great for boys or girls, since the design is gender neutral. I did end up giving this Bible to my 7 year old niece, and she really liked it! In my opinion, any Bible that gets a child reading the word of God is a good bible!
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