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
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.