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Theme bibles are all the rage you know? We have bibles for kids, women, men, boys, girls, outdoor bibles, readers bibles… bibles of all shapes and sizes, translations and focus groups. That’s not necessarily a bad thing you know? Because helping people read God’s word is one of many steps that can help reach lost souls for the Lord. We have so many, you might ask, why do we need more? For this simple fact: We don’t know if THIS translation or THIS style will reach even one more person for the Lord. So today I bring you a really colourful bible called “NKJV Study Bible for Kids”.
Tommy Nelson has come out with a colourful bible to intrigue your children. The bright colours on the cover attract, and those colours are repeated throughout the bible with the various topical helps they have inserted. Printed on slightly heavier than normal bible quality paper, it is easy to carry for youth.
Each of the topics is presented in a “let’s make it relevant to the children” manner, from defining more difficult words, to helping the reader to connect with important biblical people. The NKJV Study Bible for Kids is “The Premier NKJV Study Bible for kids”.
The features/articles include:
On Location: Maps
Spotlight: Stories of the Bible – e.g. God’s Gift to Joseph, Living Wisely
Starring Rolls: Profiles on major people of the Bible – e.g. Deborah, Eunice, Stephen, Samuel
Action!: Articles on day-to-day articles that are relevant to kids – e.g. Learning, community, obedience
In Focus: Definitions
Epic Ideas: Info on must-know topics – e.g. God keeps promises, God loves honesty, The Scarlet Cord
What I liked:
What I like in the NKJV Study Bible for Kids, is the myriad of helps contained within the pages. 850 different topic boxes under such headings as “Behind the Scenes”, “Spotlight”, “Action”, “Epic Ideas”, “Starring Roles”, “In Focus”, “On Location” and “Time Lines”. You will also find a dictionary/concordance, an index for all the topics, and a quick reference section. The scripture reference is on the edge of each page which is rather helpful.
I liked how each topical area is clearly delineated as to the focus and separating it from the text of the bible.
I liked the fresh look of the cover, seriously.. all those colours intermingling on the cover.. just seemed bright and cheerful to my eyes. 🙂
Things I wasn’t as keen on:
Each page is outlined in colour. Just wasn’t my thing, I prefer clean edges in my bibles for ease of note taking. It is quite pretty and eye-catching so it might be a draw for some… and it does fit with the theme of the cover so THAT’s a good thing. 🙂
NKJV Study Bible for Kids - The Premier NKJV Study Bible For Kids Tommy Nelson Study Bible, Trade Paperback, Reviewed for: BookLookBloggers. Where you can find it: Amazon Link.