Finally there is a children's bible that actually targets its intended readers with age appropriate text as well as with colorful graphics and articles. The Young Women of Faith Bible NIV edition is marketed for elementary aged or preteen girls ages 9-12. Unlike many kids' bibles, this bible is actually one that kids will be able to read. With the tricolored, modern flower print cover- and doodle -like graphics, and the inviting font of the faithful yet easy to understand NIV text, will encourage young bible readers to actually read this bible. The pink graphic splashes of color and "journal" styled articles will draw the attention of younger girls. There are butterflies, hearts, swirls and flowers to adorn the pages of the bible text. I can not say how frequently I have seen children's bibles with tiny 6-7 point font in a hard to read NKJV or KJV! While some readers may argue that the NIV is not as easy to read as the NLT or other more modern or paraphrased versions- of all the literal translations on the market, the NIV is probably the most accessible to younger readers. This bible is not one that kids will quickly outgrow. Even beyond the pre-teen years, I feel that even teens will appreciate this easy to read, inviting bible.
The bold two-tone pink graphics make this bible inviting to pick up and read. Highlighted verses and a magazine styled interior will draw the readers attention to the bible text as well as highlighted side bars of useful information to apply. This bible most likely is intended to be a gift to a young girl by a mom or grandmother or aunt. It is unlikely that a young girl would actually make this bible selection on her own. Most girls this age receive bibles as gifts from significant others in their lives. The title "Young Women of Faith" is apparently marketed to the significant adults in a young girl's life as young girls don't usually refer to themselves or think of themselves as "young women". There is a concordance and maps- resources often overlooked in many kids bibles. The concordance is in tiny font- basically the same concordance in the regular NIV bibles/. Nevertheless, this is still a valuable edition making this a bible that will prove to be useful even long into the teen years and for parents as well. This is a good choice for first time bible readers and it is a good bible that young girls will not quickly outgrow.
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This bible is a beautifully bound hardcover. This high quality bible will easily stand up to years of use.
As a blogger for BookLook blogger I received a copy of this book for the purpose of writing this review.