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A Bible Especially for Young Readers
With exciting graphics and bright colors, the NIrV, Kids’ Quest Study Bible: Answers to over 500 Questions about the Bible brings God’s Word to life for young readers. This resource contains many special features, including:
- Over 500 real questions from real kids, with real answers
- Quest challenges to apply the Bible’s teaching to real life
- Book introductions that explain what each book is about
- A dictionary and subject guide
- Colorful design and cartoons that make the Bible fun to read
- The complete NiRV translation, written at a third-grade reading level
The bright white pages are contrasted with blue and orange print, with a large, clear font and two-column lines of text. These elements combine to make the text clear and easy to see, and the translation makes the text easy to read:
“Then Joshua, the servant of the Lord, died. He was the son of Nun. He was 110 years old when he died. his people buried him at Timnath Serah on his won property. It’s north of Mount Gaash in the hill country of Ephraim. Israel served the Lord as long as Joshua lived. They also served him as long as the elders lived (p. 279).”
- The introductions to each chapter include details like:
- Who wrote this book?
- Why was this book written?
- What happens in this book? What do we learn about God in this book?
- Who is important in this book?
- When did this happen?
Quest Clues at the end of each book give readers something to think about and relate the Biblical principles to readers’ lives:
“Quest Clue: When we’re faced with difficult decisions, one thing we can be sure of is that God wants us to choose his way. When the choice isn’t clear, you can always ask God what he wants you to do. Look in Joshua 24 and Psalm 119 for encouragement about choosing God’s way in every situation you face (p. 280).”
My favorite things about Kids’ Quest Study Bible are the color scheme, the large type, the introductions to each book, and the glossary at the end. The large orange chapter numbers and subheadings make navigating this Bible a breeze, even for struggling readers. I wish there were maps in this Bible so that kids could find the places they are reading about without having to pull out another resource. The Kids’ Question sections include cartoon figures and graphics and take up more than one-third of the pages they appear on, sometimes two to a spread. Because there are so many of them, they could be distracting to some readers and disrupt the flow of reading. It is also important to note that answers to these questions are provided by several contributors, and parents might not agree with their biases. I would like to see an index or list of these questions all in one place for parents to reference.
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