Friday, March 24, 2017

Book Review :: NIrV Kids' Quest Study Bible

The NIrV Kids' Quest Study Bible is a hardcover study Bible for kids. 
At the front of the NIrV Kids' Quest Study Bible is a presentation page, "Table of Contents", "Books of the Bible Alphabetically", "Introduction to This Bible", and "A Word About the NIrV". The text of the NIrV Kids' Devotional Bible is laid out in two columns per page, with blue text (including the words of Christ) and orange headings. This is the NIrV version of the Bible (© 1995, 1996, 1998, 2014). 

Each book of the Bible is preceded by an introduction (telling basics like: who wrote it, why, what happens, what can be learned about God, important figures, when did it happen, etc.). At the end of many books of the Bible is a "Quest Challenge" (a real life challenge to live as God desires) and/or a "Quest Clue" (a clue of where to look in the Bible for more information about a given topic). At the back of the NIrV Kids' Devotional Bible is a 10-page Dictionary and a 4-page Topical Index (referencing the topics discussed in the "Kids' Questions" sections).

Throughout the Bible (at the bottom of the pages) are questions from kids and answers (from the Questions Children Ask About God series), featuring little cartoon illustrations. There are references to a main verse to check out (found on the page where the question is) as well as related verses (from elsewhere in the Bible). The answers to the questions are short, to-the-point, and informative. Not all questions are directly from the text (ex: "Why Are Nuclear Weapons Even Around?"is asked and answered in Daniel 9), but those are the exception, not the rule.

I found the NIrV Kids' Devotional Bible to be informative and a great start in how to study the Bible for kids.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews.

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