Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Jesus Bible

I don't really love the cartoon-like Bibles for kids. That's why I like this Bible from ZonderKidz.  I like to read to them from a "real" Bible, but it is definitely good to have something colorful. I like this kid's Bible because it's simple but eye pleasing. It has brown and reddish colors that are easy to look at but add a bit of color to draw the eye to a key verse or explanation of a passage. 
Personally I think this is a fantastic choice for any young person. It's the NIV version, and not one of the new little kid versions. Simple to understand but not dumbed down.

It has a presentation page, a "simplified Family Tree of Jesus" and a timeline of his life. There are book introductions, and a couple of other helpful things, like Hints of The Savior/ Jesus Revealed, and application notes sprinkled through the text. There are some nice maps in the back as well as a "helps" section, including an index of the devotions.

I was given this Bible free in exchange for an unbiased review from the publisher, and I was quite happy to get it. My youngest son, the delighted recipient of this little jewel, loves to sit and have me read it to him. A great start to him getting a knowledge of the insides of this soul saver for himself!


Book Description

Discover Jesus In Every Book of the Bible
Jesus isn’t just found in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. His presence can be felt throughout the whole Bible, even in Genesis. The Jesus Bible contains the complete New International Version (NIV) with daily study helps that point to Jesus and show how he fulfilled the prophecies for the Messiah found in the Old Testament. A perfect way to see the overarching narrative of the Bible, The Jesus Bible includes these features:
  • Presentation page for personalization and gift giving
  • Book introductions explain where Jesus appears in each book of the Bible
  • 365 devotions revolve around the “sightings” of Jesus in the Old Testament and his life and teachings in the New Testament
  • Application notes to help apply Jesus’ teachings to real life today
  • Hundreds of clues highlight the promises/prophesies made about Jesus in the Old Testament and the fulfillments in the New Testament
  • Index of the Old Testament prophecies fulfilled in Christ
  • List of Jesus’ miracles and parables
  • Timeline of Jesus’ life
  • Lineage of Jesus
  • Concordance to help find key topics, people, and events in the Bible
  • Words of Christ in red

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