I’ve been provided with samples from two new Bible lines this season. Both from Zondervan, these NIV translations do not contain any commentary, and are strictly the Word. However the covers are a little more than standard plastic, leather, or titling, they’re kind of camouflaged to fit into a child’s backpack.
I’m not sure what I think about this need. Is it made to make kids not feel awkward? Or is it made to make sharing in school easier? I honestly don’t know- my children are of course still too young to read any Bible that doesn’t include pictures.
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About These Bibles
These Leather Bound NIV translations show the words of Jesus in red, and lay flat when left open on any particular page (pretty neat for pocket sized Bibles with small binding edges). The Animal Print Bible is 6’5″ tall, and the Sports line is wider and taller at 8’5″ high. Both Bibles are perfect for taking to school or anywhere on-the-go with the compact and flat design. Because of its compact size, the animal print Bible does have a very small font. But it also has an elastic strap to keep it closed- a Useful item for its size.
Kids like cool stuff. Wrapping the Word of God in a cover that reflects their style and interest is a-OK in my book. Whether it is considered camouflage or not, it is what inside that counts. If a fancy cover makes them eager to read and take their Bible with them, then I say to go for it! I love giving Bibles for gifts, especially age milestones. Giving the Word of God as Christmas gifts this year is the perfect life-changing gift for anyone on your list. Read all our Zondervan Bible reviews for various age groups.
This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Zondervan who provided books for review.