As a retired teacher, I am always interested in what’s new in kids books. When this came to my attention I was delighted to review it. I’ve long respected David Jeremiah and knew something having his name on it would be quality material. I was not disappointed.
I also asked several children in my local church to look through it, read some of it and tell me what they thought. Those in the 12 to 14 age bracket liked it but found it too juvenile for their tastes. Those in the 8 to 12 age bracket loved it. Loved the pictures and extra stories. However, they found the actual scripture (NKJV) difficult. Having a website they could go to for more information was very appealing to them. All in all their review was very positive.
As I scanned through, reading my favorite books for flavor and concept I found some great ideas that could even be used in an adult study Bible.
- New Testament concepts and teachings were embedded in the Old Testament.
- Print size is great for kids. Not to small. Not to large.
- Useful information at just the right point, in eye-catching color, that gets the readers attention and enhances the message.
- Memory verses, useful for life application, were highlighted in red.
Choosing the NKJV for this Bible may keep some young readers from even trying. The NKJV is written at an average 7th-grade reading level. Children at 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-grade levels, the recommended group, find upper reading levels difficult to read and process.
Except for the choice of translations, I found this Bible a true delight.
Blessings to you and yours!
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