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NIrV Under the Sea Holy Bible

The NIrV Under the Sea Holy Bible is a perfect gift for children ages 6 to 10 years with a fun underwater themed cover. Featuring the NIrV translation, which is the steppingstone to the NIV, plus color inserts featuring whimsical underwater scenes with themes of God's care a... Read More

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The NIrV Under the Sea Holy Bible is a perfect gift for children ages 6 to 10 years with a fun underwater themed cover. Featuring the NIrV translation, which is the steppingstone to the NIV, plus color inserts featuring whimsical underwater scenes with themes of God's care and love for each of us and all of creation.

Product Details:
Binding: Hardcover
Language: English
Weight: 1.35 pounds
Dimensions: 1.2" x 5.3" x 8.3"
Page Count: 1152
Released: 03/2016
Ages: 6 - 10
  • Product type: Bible
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2016
  • UPC: 9780310754046
  • Publish Date: Mar 1, 2016
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 10
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • Audience Gender: Gender Neutral
  • ISBN: 310754046
  • Translation: New International Reader's
  • Print Size: 8
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Type: General Use
  • General Color: Multi-Colored
  • Illustrations: Yes
  • Audience stage life: Youth

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Review from Rambles of a SAHM by Fitzysmom on 6/30/2016

This summer the new movie Finding Dory seems to be on the must see list for most families. With eight grandkids of my own I can assure you it is on our to-do list as well. I'm sure it is going to be a wonderful movie that will take us all into the colorful undersea world. After watching the movie I'm also sure that my grands will be enamored with all things Dory.

To me this is the perfect time to capitalize on their fascination with all the sea creatures by introducing them to the Creator of this underwater world. Zonderkidz has just released a new children's Bible that focuses on sea life. It uses the NIrV translation which is designed for a third grade reading level. The sentences and word structure are simplified without loosing the correct translation. I have come to appreciate this as my grands have become readers. It gives them such a sense of accomplishment to be able to read the Bible on their own.

There are several inserts that have beautiful illustrations and break down specific scripture like "the love chapter" (1 Corinthians 13:1-13), The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), and the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:7-21).

My favorite interactive portion in this children's Bible is titled "Famous Children Of The Bible". The section gives a hint or clue about a particular boy(s) or girl(s) then it gives the Scripture reference where the answer can be found. As a former homeschooling momma this is right up my alley! You could easily make a game out of this that would be a learning opportunity disguised as a fun activity.

I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.

"....He Gently Leads Those Who Have Little Ones"--Isaiah 40:11 by Becky on 5/10/2016

Ready to dive into the Bible with a catchy Under the Sea Theme? Zonderkidz has come up with one, a beautiful hardback Bible geared for children aged six to ten. The cover itself is really eye catching with lots of brightly colored, glittery ocean life and fish. The translation is one made for kids, too. It is the New International Reader's Version or NlrV, the NIV for kids.

When this Bible is first opened, there is a beautiful presentation page made of heavy weight paper. It is colorful, and contains more ocean-theme characters. The back of the page contains all the books of the Bible, along with ocean-life decorations.

What this Bible has to offer for children is very appealing. There are three special sections geared toward children, and they are one page each. Each of those pages, front and back, are incredibly cute with lots of eye appeal, and contain things geared just for kids. Those pages, which are full color and made of heavy weight paper, contain:

- Prayer Is...
- The Lord's Prayer
- Ten Commandments For Kids (Based on Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:7-21)
- Love Passage For Kids (Based on 1 Corinthians 13)
- Famous Children Of The Bible
- The ABCs Of Becoming A Christian

At the back of the volume, there is a list of Great Bible Stories along with a Bible Dictionary, but those are not printed on the special heavy-weight paper. There are no other pictures, maps or other supplemental material included in this Bible. Also, other than the presentation page along with the three special page inserts, the type of paper used for this Bible is the regular, very thin, onion-skin type of paper used in traditional Bibles. My concern is that six to ten year-old-fingers might have trouble turning those pages without tearing them.

Zonderkidz has done lots of things right in this Bible. They have kept it affordable with a suggested price of $24.99. Having a special version of the text geared towards children is also a wonderful idea. The cover is amazing, and the three supplemental pages are eye catching, and wonderfully creative, but that is where things stop. Since this is geared towards children, I would have liked to have seen at least six to nine or more "special" colorful pages in this Bible, along with a least one colorful map--more would be even better. There is a lot that is good in this 4 star Bible, but I think a little bit more would have made this a great Bible for children.

The publisher has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of The Under the Sea Holy Bible, through Zondervan Publishing for the purpose of review. I have not been compensated in any other manner. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Perfect for Intended Age Group by Tomi on 4/28/2016

The brightly colored, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory cover is sure to attract young readers and the easy to read NIrV is perfect for new readers. I really loved the ABCs of Becoming a Christian section and the kids of the Bible. It's great for children to feel connected to Our Heavenly Father's words and kids are visually stimulated and the bright, bold text is sure to capture their attention.

Overall GREAT book.

God's word is always 5-star, minor edition dislikes give 4-star by Vera on 4/1/2016

I prefer the King James Version of God's Word but realize that the NIV is a very much read version and one that younger families are using. So I agreed to receive and review a copy of this NIrV "Under the Sea Holy Bible." (NIrV = New International Readers Version)

Today's children seem to have a plethora of Bible covers and incentives to delve into God's Word. The premise of an "Under the Sea" Bible seems to be that God created all creatures including those under the sea.The theme, while interesting and cute, lends no devotional aspect.

Now about the Bible and extra pages inside. I found the print very small and the pages thin where the shadow-bleed from the reverse of the page interferes with reading. Children mostly can read very small print, but this is small.

There are eight colorful pages with under the sea images ...
What prayer is
Title page
Books of the Bible
The Lord's Prayer (KJV)
Ten Commandments for Kids (re-done for kids)
Love passages for kids (based on I Corinthians 13)
Famous children of the Bible
ABCs of Becoming a Christian
The following helps are included:
Great Bible Stories (list)
Dictionary (very limited)

What is good about it....
A very sturdy, hard cover edition
It is bright and cheerful and enticing to a child or tween.
It is a version many are familiar with.
It encourages the child to use his or her Bible.
What I don't care for....
Prefer the same option in different versions not just NIrV
Thin paper
Tiny print
$24.99 is a hefty price for a child's Bible.

I received a complimentary product to facilitate this review.

Wonderful product for the target age group by Teresa on 3/30/2016

The first thing that catches your eye with this Bible is the cover. It reminds me of Finding Nemo, and the glittery additions to the undersea creatures makes me think of Rainbow Fish. Since both of these are popular with children in the target age group, I think the cover will be a huge hit. The fact that it is a hardcover, and more durable, is also a plus with young readers, who are not always the most dutiful caretakers of books.

The color inserts also contain undersea-related artwork to draw the young readers attention, and then they each share some quality information about God. I especially liked the page which presents the Ten Commandments in language which children can easily understand (although I think that the 9th one, which is written as "You may not tell lies, especially when that lie will hurt someone else," could have stopped at "You may not tell lies.")

If you, like me, are unfamiliar with the NIrV (New International Reader's Version), it is based on the New International Version (NIV), which is currently the most used version of the Bible. The NIrV is for beginning readers, so it has shorter sentences and uses shorter words which are easier to understand. That makes it an excellent Bible for a young child who is anxious to read on their own.

I intend to give this Bible to my 6 yr. old grandson to replace his Preschooler Bible (which he can soon pass on to his younger sister).

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

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