Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Velveteen Bible

The designs of Bibles these days can run the range from very plain to highly decorative, and that’s just the outer cover! What appears in addition to the actual Bible text (study guides, maps, etc) also sets some apart from others. The Velveteen Bible is a Bible is nicely designed for young children.

The Bible comes packaged in a nice box with a magnetic closure; the design on the box and the design on the Bible itself are a sweet bunny picture, with a fuzzy texture. The cover of the Bible is nice and sturdy and the pages have rounded edges; there are a few sweet pictures interspersed throughout the pages.

I was very pleased with many aspects of this Bible. First off, I was VERY glad that it was an actual Bible, not just a few limited Bible stories. My children do appreciate the “cutesy” look of this edition and want to be able to look up verses in it. When they take their Bibles to Sunday school, they need to be able to find what they are studying (and yes, they are young, just learning, but this is a skill they’ll need their whole lives!) There is also a plan at the back for reading your Bible through in a year, which is nice as well, but maybe a little grandiose for the age this Bible is designed for. The only things I thought were lacking were some maps (kids love maps!)

Overall, I think this is a wonderful Bible, not just a “gift” Bible or a decorative Bible, but one a primary girl would love to have and use.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.

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