Kids’ NIV Visual Study Bible

Explore the Story of the Bible: People, Places, and History

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NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible—People, Places, and History “brings the Bible to life” with its colorful illustrations, maps, photos, and design.

The features include:

  • more than 700 color photographs, illustrations, infographics, and maps
  • book introductions with facts and visuals
  • one-column format
  • sidebar study notes
  • full-color design
  • presentation page
  • ribbon bookmark
  • the complete NIV translation

As kids read through the story, the notes on the color sidebar give further explanations of what is happening in that section of Scripture. For example, the 17th chapter of Ezekiel has explanations of the ‘great eagles’:

“The eagle was Nebuchadnezzar, who forced Judah’s king Jehoiachin out of the country. The second eagle was one of the pharaohs of Egypt, who King Zedekiah went to for help in saving Jerusalem” (p. 1272).

Appealing Visual Style

The Book of Ezekiel begins with the who, why, what, and where in the chapter introduction, along with an illustrated rendition of Ezekiel’s temple. A map shows the nations and cities visited in the book, which is a great way for kids to get a context for the book. And just about every other page features a color illustration, infographic, chart, or timeline. The visual nature of this Bible makes it a great choice for older elementary through middle school ages.

The Kids’ Visual Study Bible is nicely sized in a hardcover format. The font size is clear and easily readable. The publishers did a nice job of making this Bible very visual, with a modern feel. Because there is a consistent color scheme, and the illustrations are limited to one or two per every few pages, the layout is not cluttered or too busy. Even kids who are easily distracted would not find this format overwhelming. In my opinion, the colors and style of this Bible would be especially appealing to boys.

The publisher provided a review copy of Kids’ Visual Study Bible.

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