Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Book Review :: Frost Bible, ICB by Thomas Nelson/Tommy Nelson Publishers

The Frost Bible is the International Children's Bible (ICB) edition of the Bible. The Frost Bible is bound in a hardcover decorated with glitter and teal and silver foil accents. The Frost Bible is an obvious choice for any girl who loves the hit movie, Frozen. (This is NOT an official Frozen item, though. You won't find Anna, Elsa, or Olaf hiding inside the pages.)
The decoration (foil/glitter) is only on the front cover and spine of the Frost Bible. The back cover is just printed in the base blue. The glitter seems to be well adhered - you aren't going to be finding glitter all over your house.

As a bonus, the Frost Bible comes with a free tote bag. The tote bag is made primarily of light blue material (like the material you would see used in the cheap, reuseable bags at the grocery store), but features a front panel of light blue, transparent, glittered plastic so you can easily see the contents. The bag is roomy enough to easily fit the Frost Bible, a small notebook, and some writing instruments.

Inside, there is a pretty presentation page backed with a page for the girl to fill in her family history. This is immediately followed by a "Why Should I Read the Bible?" page and a 4 page Bible time line. These items at the front of the Frost Bible are all in a section of coated, full color pages. Besides two inserts and one section at the back of coated, full color pages, the rest of the Frost Bible is the plain, 2 column, black text (including the words of Christ) ICB version of the Bible. There are a few lightly "highlighted" (gray background) verses throughout the text and some words in bold (defined in the Dictionary at the back of the Bible), but otherwise there are no special study notes and/or decorative accents. The first "insert" of 4 coated, full color pages contains the pages: "How Do I Know Jesus Loves Me?", "Bible Verses to Know", "My Favorite Bible Verses" (a lined page, for the Bible owner to fill in), and "Knowing Jesus Better". The second "insert" of 4 coated, full color pages contains the pages: "How Do I Pray?", "How Do I Forgive?", "How Can I Let God's Love Shine Through Me?", and "How Do I Study the Bible?". After the Dictionary at the back of the Frost Bible, there is another section of coated, full color pages containing the pages: "The Names of God", "The Miracles of Jesus", "The Disciples", "Kids in the Bible", and 4 maps ("Abraham's Journey", "The Desert Wanderings", "Jesus' Last Week in Jerusalem", and "Palestine in Jesus' Life").

Because of the simple and easy to read text of the International Children's Bible (ICB) version and the "frosty" cover and interior accent pages, I think the Frost Bible should definitely be considered for a little glitter (and snowflake) loving girl in your life.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews.

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