Big Dreams, Big Prayers NIV Bible for Kids Review
Since I’ve been reviewing books on my blog, one of my favorites to share with my readers is bibles. Gone are the days when you only had the option of just one plain bible. When I was growing up in Trinidad we would get the small New Testament that also included Psalms. Those we kept with us all the time and at home we had the bibles you usually see in hotels. Nothing like all the beautiful bibles I’ve shared on my blog over the years. I’m a BookLook Blogger and I received the Big Dreams, Big Prayers NIV Bible for Kids for review purposes, any opinions expressed are my own.
About the Big Dreams, Big Prayers NIV Bible for Kids
The Big Dreams, Big Prayers Bible for Kids, NIV includes the complete New International Version (NIV) of the Bible along with devotions, prayers, and highlighted verses to help kids pray and listen for God’s answers to their prayers. Features include:
- Presentation page for personalization and gift giving.
- Devotions about people who prayed and listened to God such as Abraham, Hannah, and Job.
- The Lord’s Prayer explained for kids.
- The “hand” prayer model to help kids remember to pray for others and themselves.
- Highlighted verses great for memorization and meditation.
- Book introductions explain what each book of the Bible is about.
- Prayer journaling pages with space to record personal prayers and answers to prayer.
- Reading plans.
- Complete text of the New International Version (NIV).
My thoughts on the bible:
I love that this bible is for kids but they don’t take anything out. There are lots of bibles that are geared towards kids that just use the key bible stories instead of including the entire text. This includes the entire NIV text of the bible. In addition to the full text this bible has lots of great features. I really like the devotionals including with the bible as well.
Also at the beginning of each book of the bible they break down the who, why, what, where, and when of the book. Each section lets you know who wrote the book and also who’s included in the book as well. You will also learn why the book was written, when it was written, and where the events in the book happened. Finally on this page your learn what you will learn about God in that specific book of the bible and what bible stories are included. It’s a very handy guide.
Another page that I just loved about this bible was the Ten Commandments for Kids. It was written in a way to help kids really understand them and make them rules they can follow and live by. The words are average sized so they are not too big or too small. The actual bible is about the average size of a regular bible. It doesn’t feel too heavy to me but for some kids it may be a bit heavy. I would recommend this bible for kids who read well on their own. Of course we know some of the name and words will be difficult but this would be great for a child between the ages of 8 to 13. It’s gender neutral so it isn’t geared towards a boy or girl.
Overall this is a great bible. I would rate it 5 stars.