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BookLook Review: Young Women of Faith Bible, NIV #grow4christ

on May 2, 2014

About the Bible:

Popular study Bible for girls 8 and up, now available in the updated NIV.

Designed to encourage girls ages 8 and up to develop a habit of studying God’s Word, this Bible is filled with engaging features to help them learn more about themselves and their relationship with God. Weekly studies and many of the side notes are linked to the women’s study Bible, the NIV Women of Faith Study Bible, allowing mothers and daughters to share God’s Word together.

Features include:

Weekly Bible studies apply biblical truths to life
Side notes address difficult passages and offer historical and cultural insights
“I Believe” statements of faith and foundational beliefs
“Memory Challenges” are verses worth remembering
“If I Were There . . .” include Bible stories that place the reader in the Bible character’s situation

 

You can purchase your copy at Zondervan.

 

My Opinion:

 

I enjoy Bibles with a bit of a theme, one that makes my daughters or my son enjoy using them – not that one can’t or shouldn’t enjoy the Bible without a theme but sometimes it helps to have a cute girly Bible and with the Young Women of Faith Bible it is cute, girly and very feminine with places to journal and doodle, note and more this Bible brings it all together for young girls.  The beginning of each book has a page with tells who wrote that book, why it was written, what do we learn about God, important people in the book, when it happened (I disagree with Genesis in that it says “No one knows when the creation or the flood occurred.  Abraham was born about 2150B.C.  His great-grandson Joseph died about 1800 B.C.” pg 1), and what are some of the stories in this book.  I appreciate this as many Bibles just dive into the book and it’s nice to have some foreground knowledge about the book (much like when we read the back cover of a book before buying) before reading.

 

The NIV translation is an easy to read and understand translation so if you have a daughter who doesn’t quite grasp the old English in other versions then the NIV makes it easy to read without compromising the text in God’s Word.  With special features such as the book introduction I mentioned above, 52 weekly Bible studies which are also linked to the NIV Women of Faith Study Bible so that moms and daughters can study God’s Word together – just watch for the butterfly image, sides notes are also denoted with the butterfly and also linked to the Women’s version.  Memory verses are selected through out to make memorizing Scripture easy and accessible, statements of faith and foundational beliefs are marked with a heart saying “I Believe….” and of course the the journal which girls can write notes, thoughts, questions and doodles as well as read other real girl experiences.

 

After Revelation there is the table of weights and measures, the weekly studies index with the theme and page where it can be found, a concordance (great for in depth and topical Bible study for the older girl) and full colored maps of the world of the patriarchs, Exodus and conquest of Canaan, the Twelve Tribes, Jesus’ ministry and more.  Also has a pretty dedication page with to, from and date area as well as an area for the girl to write about her walk and who are mentoring her in her walk with the Lord.  This a Bible my girls will enjoy even though it’s for ages 8 and up I can see it being great for the old girl as well, even though maybe some of the journal exercises may be a little young.

 

 

(c) 2014, Sarah Bailey/Growing for Christ, All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws

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