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Friday, April 1, 2016

Zondervan's Under the Sea Bible



I'm thrilled to be giving away a copy of the Under the Sea Bible from Zonderkidz to one lucky reader of my Blog. Be sure to read to the end so that you can learn how to enter to win one for yourself :)

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to review the Faith Builder's Bible by Zonderkidz that I used with Garrett.   As luck would have it, a second opportunity came my way and I was given the opportunity to review another offering from Zonderkidz, this time the Under the Sea Bible.  I had seen this Bible a few times on various websites and I thought it looked really interested, so I was pretty excited when the opportunity landed in my lap.

I am so glad it did, because while Ashleigh had her own Bible from another company, the texturing on the cover proved to be something she just couldn't stand.  Holding it for any length of time resulted in the texturing irritating her fingers or her palm.  So she was very excited when she received her own Zonderkidz Bible that used the same NIrV translation that we were already using with Garrett's Bible.

The cover is this Bible is sooo cute.  While in the general idea of a certain Disney movie (there isn't a connection between the two), the colorful fish and iridescent foil water really makes for an eye grabbing cover.  There is some glitter incorporated on some of the fish but luckily, it is not on the entire cover of the Bible (which is what made it uncomfortable to hold her other Bible for longer period of time).

Scattered through the Bible are 8 full color pages, each using the Under The Sea theme, which provides information such as a listing of the books of the Bible and how they break down (Old Testament and New Testament, books of Law, History, Prophets and Gospels, for example), lessons on prayer, the 10 commandments, famous children of the Bible and the ABC's of becoming a Christian.

This is not a study Bible or a book of Bible stories, it is a full text of both the Old and New
Testaments.  This is the generally accepted Protestant text and does not contain the additional books that the Catholic Bible contains.  Since we are not Catholic, this is perfectly okay with us but if you are looking for a Bible with those additions, they are not here.    Also, there are no devotionals or addition study text with this Bible - basically this is what I would consider to be a "Pew Bible" with a child friendly cover.   Again, this is perfectly okay with me as right now our Bible Studies are outside resources and we just use the Bible for the text itself.

Like other Bibles from Zonderkidz, this Bible uses the New International Readers Version (NIrV) translation.  Based on the New International Version, this is Zondervan's own developed translation that is geared for easy reading by younger kids ages 6-10.   For those who are strictly KJV readers and want the purity of that text, this might be a setback from you.   Personally, I like the NIrV translation for most of the kids Bible work, but i will admit that there are times I refer back to KJV just because I might prefer the "poetic" feel of a particular verse.   I do like that the NIrV translation is perfect for my struggling reader by not only putting the scripture in a way that's easy enough for him to read by himself but also to build his confidence in his reading.  It also helps that he can actually understand what he's reading once he's finished.   The NIrV is great for younger elementary kids as well as ESL students to read and make a great "first" translation for children just starting to read the Bible on their own.

Now for the exciting part..   One of my lucky readers will win their very own copy of this cute Bible.  Open to all residents of the US and Canada.  Giveaway ends at pm 11:59 PST on 4/ 8/16.

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19 comments:

  1. We have daily Bible reading as a family in the morning and in the evening. We also memorize scripture as a family. Most recently, it was Matthew 6:5-15. My almost 6 year old son has been wanting a "big kid" Bible, so I'm hoping to win this for him!

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    1. This is a great one to start him with :) Good luck

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  2. before bedtime each night! thanks so much for the chances to win.

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  3. We try to read each night if we can.

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  4. We have bible study in our homeschool class. The children also enjoy reading scripture with me before bed too.

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  5. We attend church each sunday with the kids, and since they are so young (both under 4) they dont attend a sunday school yet but we do talk about God and have lots of books geared towards children that preach the word of the Lord.

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  6. We read a Bible story every night along with participating in Awanas.

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  7. We read a Bible story every night along with participating in Awanas.

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  8. My daughter is grown. My nieces read their Bible daily. Thank you for the chance :)
    sue-hull64 at comcast dot net

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  9. Whenever we have free time together.

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  10. We have a weekly Bible verse that we post around the house!

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  11. We read together every night. I tried to get them to memorize a scripture verse but it went poorly at age 6 so I will try again next year.

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  12. I incorporate it in my everyday cleaning chores singing shopping prayer time music any way we can the kids love it my grandson is not yet 2 and he will get the bible and turn to pages acts as if he is reading it and then will pray so precious

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