I’ve been wanting to order a full version Bible for my 6-year old who’s learning to read. When I saw The Beginner’s Bible in a New International Reader’s Version, I was hoping I would like it as much as the Bible I used when I taught preschool that contained similar, fun illustrations.
I was very happy when I saw that this regular-sized Beginner’s Bible had a quality cover and colorful pictures that were just as engaging as the preschool version.
My daughter couldn’t wait to write her name and age on the glossy page in the front.
We turned to Psalm 119:11 to see if she could read the verse on her own.
I have hidden your word in my heart so that I won’t sin against you.
She was able to read most of the words.
Since the Bible is written for a third-grade reading level she will need some assistance sounding out words.
I’m happy she has her own full version Bible that’s geared to help early readers discover the Bible on their own.
The NIrV is based on the NIV. However, to make the Bible easier to read and understand, some shorter words are used in place of long words. The large print helps young readers focus on each word.
The chapters are separated into shorter sections and almost every chapter has a title.
This quote from the introduction of the Bible may help you decide if it’s right for you.
“Who will enjoy reading the New International Reader’s Version? People who are just starting to read will understand and enjoy the NIrV. Children will be able to read and understand it. People who are reading the Bible for the first time will be able to enjoy reading the NIrV. So will people who have a hard time understanding what they read.”
After the Table of Contents, there’s a section titled Getting to Know Jesus with simple answers to questions about who Jesus is.
Complete text of the New International Reader’s Version—written at a third-grade reading level and specifically designed to help early readers discover the Bible
Large print is easy to read
20 full-color pages of The Beginner’s Bible illustrations help you better understand the stories.
66 book introductions and outlines explain who wrote each book of the Bible and what you will discover as you read.
Dictionary of key Bible words
Reading plan of 150 famous Bible stories
Brand new vibrant, three-dimensional art
This is a great Bible for parents who want to help their early readers get to know the Bible and for children who are ready to start reading on their own.
I received this Bible for free from BooklookBloggers in exchange for an honest review.