This is a fantastic Bible! I’m so glad I had the privilege to receive it and share it with you today. My children are still very young, but this will be an absolute asset to their lives in the future. As Tyndale says, when children are grounded in faith, they are equipped for the future.
The Bible is in the New Living Translation (NLT); however, at various stopping points throughout, there are suggested Core Memory Verses. Each of these is printed in the NLT, New International Version (NIV) and King James Version (KJV). There are 100 of them and they are written out in these three translations to give children (and parents) the opportunity to compare and choose. Additionally, there are 136 “Challenge Verses” emphasized throughout the book to provide and guide further study. These are also in the three translations.
Probably the neatest thing about this Bible is the music! Yes, a Bible that sings! Just kidding. Actually, the publishers have produced songs for each one of the 100 Core Memory Verses — and in each translation, so 300! The songs are very well-done and fun to sing along with. I’m so thankful for this resource as music can be a powerful way to instill God’s Word into our hearts, especially the young.
Each Core Memory Verse is also accompanied by an “Explore & Apply” section — a short description and application of the particular passage — and a “Pray” section, which provides a written out prayer to teach the child how to pray on that particular topic. At the very bottom is a reference to the corresponding song and also a prompt to another page if the reader wanted “To Dig Deeper” and read more about that passage.
There are even more features in this Bible and, like I said, I’m thrilled to own it. It has a lovely first “gifting” page where you can fill out the recipient’s name, the giver’s name, the occasion and date. Definitely a great idea for our upcoming Christmas season!
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