Sunday, July 8, 2018

Review: ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible


ICB GOLDEN PRINCESS SPARKLE BIBLE: INTERNATION CHILDREN'S BIBLE
Thomas Nelson
June 5th, 2018
Religious / Bible
ages 9 and up





Show your little princess what it means to truly be a daughter of God with the beautiful Golden Rose Princess Bible. This full-text International Children’s Bible® (ICB) is written at a third-grade reading level, so it is the perfect first step for young readers ready to read and explore God’s Word on their own.

The ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible is a complete Bible in the easy-to-read ICB translation children can read and understand, and includes many special features to help encourage growth and study. Little girls will love to explore the fully illustrated Bible story pages tucked throughout the text, as well as the many key highlighted verses. This Bible also includes a dictionary and concordance, making it a wonderful tool for study.

The ICB Golden Princess Sparkle Bible comes with a dazzling cover with shimmering design and lots of sparkling glitter, all highlighting the beloved princess theme. You and your little princess will love the thirty-two pages of full color insert that dive deeper into some of the most beloved Bible stories!

Every little girl is a princess in God’s eyes, and this glittery Bible packed with great features is truly fit for royalty!



MY TIDBITS

Gold, princess and sparkles make this an eye-catcher for especially middle grade girls. The fact that it is golden and not pink adds an extra bonus. The shimmering glitter on the front cover surrounding the pretty lettering already gives this a special, girly touch while still remaining tasteful.

The Bible follows the International Children's Bible translation, one which parents should be aware of the translation differences. For example in this version, the very first verse in Genesis—'...God created the heavens and the earth'—is translated as '...God created the sky and the earth.' Which does give an entire different meaning and as a 'simplifying for younger minds' is arguably necessary. These slight differences pop up here and there and simply should be taken note of.

Verses which can be beneficial to remember or hold special meaning are highlighted in light gray and important or difficult repeated words are in bold lettering. These words and their meanings can be found at the back in a short dictionary. There are also sections at the end with helpful tidbits like 'Where Do I Find It?', 'What God Promises About' and 'Memory Verses for My Life'. Each of these is easy to use and practical for the age group. At the bottom of the pages in the Bible, words or phrases which might need a bit more background are very briefly explained.

One of the nicest aspects of this Bible are the illustrations. Twenty-four very bright and colorful illustrations are placed in groups of four throughout the Bible. They are centered around the more popular stories such as the Creation, David and Goliath, Walking on Water and such. They are kid appropriate while still holding a bit of the traditional Bible feel.

All in all, it's a lovely Bible for girls ages 9 and up. It has a subtle girl style with several helpful aspects inside. Still, it is a traditional Bible without an overfill on frills, making it nice to take along to Bible studies and such.

I received a complimentary copy through Booklook Bloggers.

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