Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Book Review: ICB "Big Red" Holy Bible

The IBC “Big Red” Holy Bible is a bible that has been written in a translation that children can read. It looks like an adult bible, yet the language is broken down so young children can understand it more easily. As the back cover states, most children (and many adults, for that matter) don’t understand words such as atonement, redeem or oracle. In this bible, the words have been carefully chosen for children.

This is an all new, updated version also features a children’s dictionary/index, which explains difficult words, contains simple footnotes, explaining Bible names, customs, etc., colorful maps showing key cities and lands, NEW beautiful contemporary illustrations that don’t look babyish, but are still appealing to children. This bible is geared toward children ages 6-12.

I really like this bible for my 6-year-old daughter, who was ready to move on to a more grown up bible, but couldn’t quite understand everything in the adult versions. She does read exceptionally well and is able to follow along with these stories and have a greater comprehension of what she is reading. I like the footnote explanations to explain various things. The dictionary in the back is awesome—the really know how to explain words so that children can understand them. The pictures are very colorful and appealing. One of my favorite sections is at the end—memory verses for life. I love the selection of verses chosen here!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Book Sneeze for review purposes. This review contains my honest opinions.


Petula said...

I saw this somewhere... in my email, I think... and wondered about it. Great review.

abitosunshine said...

Sounds like a great version of the Bible for early readers. Great review, Ann!

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