Specifically designed for children aged 8-12, this beautifully bound and attractively laid out Bible is designed to lead the readers to life-long Bible reading. The choice of the King James Version, however, leads one to speculate that only very good readers in this age-range, especially those before the age of ten, will be able to handle the Elizabethan English of this version. But for those who can handle it, the unsurpassed beauty of the KJV will help them realize the marvelous beauty of the English language. And, of course, like the adults around them, they likely will have access to other more modern versions of the Bible. On the other hand, reading this Bible aloud to a child until they can read it on their own is a good idea, as the reading of any book is useful and a bonding experience-not to mention, the opportunity to explain theological concepts and situations in the narrative sections of the Bible as they occur.
“Features of this colorfully bound Bible with a cover of red, green, and yellow, as well as typeface in a dark blue, include a presentation page for personalizing the Bible as a gift; clear, 9-point type; words of Christ in red; 16 full-color charts and illustrations; book introductions; "Hide It in Your Heart" in-text memory verses; You Should Know"; in-text cameos of important "Bible People personalities; Parables and Miracles of the Bible; a Dictionary/concordance; and an 8-page full color map section. Also most helpful are eight pages interspersed throughout the text on heavier stock of pictures and diagrams with titles such as: What is the Bible? How the Bible was written down; Some Bible names and their meanings; People of the New Testament; and Four Gospels ... one life. The colorful contents alone will certainly appeal to any child. This reviewer highly recommends it, especially with the suggestions about involvement of adults in reading it with the child.”
—Bible Editions & Versions