Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Abingdon Press - Deep Blue Kids Bible

From the website:

"Kids will dive deep into God’s word with the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible  by Abingdon Press. This engaging, interactive Bible offers four-color icons and illustrations throughout with a wealth of notes, devotionals, Bible trivia, and other interactive elements to capture inquisitive young minds. Plus the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible will encourage a thirst for God’s timeless message as young readers join three life-like kids in discovering the Bible and what it means to their lives. Ages 7–12."

Product Features:
  • 5 3/8” x 8 3/8’
  • 8 point type
  • 1536 pages
  • 4-color throughout
  • Presentation page
  • In-text subject headings
  • Translation footnotes
  • 8 full-color maps exclusively from National Geographic Dictionary

Cost - $24.99 for the Flex Cover Edition
**See additional cover selections and purchase locations on the pricing page**

See a Sample here, watch a video trailer too!

Cost -$26.99 - for the Flex-Cover Edition
(Various cover options and purchase locations can be found on the purchase page)
The Bentz Test Laboratory LOVED this Bible!  My 6 year old tester had a major disaster with his hard-cover kids Bible (the cover completely fell off!) when the Deep Blue Kids Bible arrived... just in time!
He was happy to take his very-own (not a handed down...you understand if you have a couple of kiddos...) Bible!  And, it is his favorite color - blue!
Here's what we liked about it:

  • The Flex cover!  I know it's not as important as the content, but the cover really makes a difference to my tester.  Our previous hard cover Bible was not able to stand up to the wear and tear of constant use.  The Flex Cover Deep Blue Kids Bible is durable, but easy to carry - and the flexible binding is strong!  I know, he gave those features a thorough testing!

  • The Common English Bible (CEB) translation.  We were not familiar with this translation before.  122 biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 readers from many congregations worked together to complete this very easy to read, but very accurate translation!

  • The chaper/book introductions.  Each book of the Bible has an introduction with with "Things you'll Discover","People You'll Meet", "Places You'll Go" and "Words You'll Remember".  My younger tester really enjoyed an introduction to what we were reading about.

  • "Bet You Can" Reading Challenges.  We loved doing these!!  There is a scripture reference, a title and a time to beat (page numbers included).  This was a fun way to work on our reading skills, and my older children loved to jump in on the challenges as well.

The "Shout Outs" - In-text notes about things like positive character traits, how to deal with difficult times, basics of following god, answers to tough questions, interesting trivia, customs and practices, devotions to apply to our life today, memory verses, passages, and of course - the reading challenges!

I think this is a wonderful Bible for your kids , highly recommended!  It's user friendly, and has alot of kid appeal without being childish.

Check out what the other members of the TOS Review Crew thought here.

I was sent a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest opinion as part of the TOS Review Crew.


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