Friday, February 3, 2012

Another great Children's Bible: The Grow! Bible ESV

Now, here's a great Bible for kids! Some Bibles which are made for kids are not real Bibles, but collections of Bible stories. It annoys me when those are labelled Bibles. BUT--this one!! This one is a wonderful Bible for kids!!

The Grow! Bible is an ESV translation of the Bible with added bits for kids. There are little blurbs at the beginning of each book which give information about the book--author, dates, people, places, themes of the book, etc. Also scattered throughout each book are little explanatory paragraphs (set apart by color/box so they don't get mis-identified as Scripture) which give helpful information and explanations about things such as, "What methods were used to feed the poor?", "Who was Nathan?", "What is a parable?" and many many many more!

There are lots of maps (my kids love maps!), timelines (interesting!), articles on different topics, and a great glossary for explanations of some words in the Bible.

It's a large book, but has a nice hard cover. It has a dust jacket, which I think is unnecessary. What child who actually uses this Bible will keep a dust jacket nice?! :) I think I'll discard it before I give the Bible to my son. The print is a nice size for easy reading; there are colors used throughout the pages (the extra sections as well as blue highlighting of summaries, green chapter numbers, orange book titles. It's an eye-pleasing layout, but not overly bright or distracting. I really like this Bible setup. It is just perfect for my 9 year old son. There are pictures in different places, not baby-ish, but not photos either. Just nice understated illustrations.

I'm sure you can already tell that I really like this Grow!Bible. I would certainly recommend it! It'd make a nice gift as well.

I received a free copy of this book from the publishers for the purposes of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review.

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