Jesus isn’t just found in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. His presence can be felt throughout the whole Bible, even in Genesis. The Jesus Bible contains the complete New International Version (NIV) with daily study helps that point to Jesus and show how he fulfilled the prophecies for the Messiah found in the Old Testament.
I usually am not drawn to NIV Bibles but this one intrigued me. I love the idea of a Bible for kids that cross references the Old and New Testaments.
I really liked how there are notes made throughout The Jesus Bible, published by ZonderKidz, that references back and forth to procephies about the coming Messiah and how Jesus fulfilled them. Each note describes the exact prophesy, instead of just saying, “Fulfilled in this book and chapter.”
There are study notes throughout the Bible as well, and devotionals with prayers every few pages (there are 365.) I also found several ‘apply it to your life” notes.
The Jesus Bible also features full-colour inserts of Jesus in the Psalms, the Miracles of Jesus, His family tree, timelines, and more. The words of Christ are in red text.
At the end of the Bible there are indexes of devotions, hints of the Savior revealed, a concordance, and full-colour maps. The pages are of good quality paper. The age recommendation on the back says 9-12.
Like I said, I usually don’t recommend an NIV Bible, but as far as this one goes with its devotionals and notes, I like it and will keep it for use with my children.Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this Bible to review through theBookSneeze blogger’s program. I was not obligated to write a positive review. This post contains affiliate links.