When I was younger I remember having a hot pink Adventure Bible. I loved that Bible and all the fun little extra's it included. I was really excited to see a new, update version for early readers. My sweet little Grace was excited too! She's turning 5 soon and we have finished up her initial reading curriculum. She's reading on an early 1st grade level and this has been the perfect Bible for her.
The bright cover immediately started her jumping up and down. She was so excited to get her hands on it when I pulled it out of the box. I could hardly keep her from jumping up and down when I took this sweet little picture on the first Sunday she took her Bible to church.
She was so very surprised she could read it when she opened the Bible. Her first verse of choice was Genesis 1:1, a verse she had memorized in Cubbies at Awana. The NIrV version is nice for kids who are beginning readers. They need words and phrases which are more manageable. I'm honestly not a big fan of the NIV translation, but I love how my daughter is excited about reading her Bible and other versions are just not accessible to her right now.
Every Sunday morning and Wednesday night Grace calls out, "Daddy? What are you going to preach about today?" Then she and I find the Scripture passage in her Bible. She marks it with a bookmark and makes sure she opens her Bible while listening to her Daddy preach. She doesn't understand what he is saying most of the time, and I don't expect her to, but I'm excited she wants to learn and grow as she studies the Bible.
I also liked the extras included on every page. Some parts are informational and historical, but I particularly like the boxes which lead her into a deeper understanding of who God is. She is still very young and hasn't yet grasped a full understanding of what it means to ask Jesus to be her Savior and follow Him, but she will, and God's Word in her hands is a huge step towards this.
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