An awesome Bible for boys (and maybe secretly grown men too...) - My review of NIV Boys Bible

Calling all parents of Boys - check out the NIV Boys Bible below for an introduction and review of a book you should plan on putting into the hands of the young gentleman in your life!

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card is:

Zonderkidz; Special edition (March 6, 2012)

***Special thanks to Rick Roberson of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.***


Getting into a routine of reading the Bible can be challenging for anyone, but trying to keep the attention of pre-teen boys is especially difficult. So now there is a Bible especially developed for them. The NIV Boys Bible is designed with boys ages 9 to 12 in mind. Fun in-text features help boys dig deep into the Word and learn about amazing people, facts and stories of the Bible. The NIV Boys Bible will help boys grow into the young men God wants them to be. It will appeal to boys and cause them to desire to spend time in the Word with its unique features such as:

* Introductions to each book of the Bible

* Hundreds of highlighted verses worth memorizing

* What's the Big Deal?-Need-to-know biblical stories and people

* Check It Out-Interesting and fun facts about Bible times and characters

* Grossology-Gross and gory stuff they never knew was in the Bible

* Makin' It Real-Help for applying Bible stories to their everyday lives

This Bible includes the full text of the New International Version, the most popular Bible translation in the world, and 12 color tip-in pages introducing content that shows boys how they can grow to be like Jesus. Each book of the Bible has activities that make God's Word more relevant than ever. It is jam-packed with customized content and artwork that really makes the Bible stand out.

Product Details:
List Price: $27.99
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
Hardcover: 1504 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz; Special edition (March 6, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310723086
ISBN-13: 978-0310723080:



My greatest wish for my children is that they have a close, intimate relationship with God - and I am firmly convinced that the NIV Boys Bible can help my son achieve that goal! The name really says it all - this Bible is designed, from front to back, to capture the interest of pre-teen boys - and it absolutely succeeds! Not only does it have a cool cover that will have it's owner showing off this Bible to friends, but it is filled with fantastic features that will make him devour the book front to back. Even as a grown man, I have to admit I enjoyed the "grossology" sections, such as the one in Ezekiel 4:12 where it explains that God had told Ezekiel to burn human excrement to cook his food. Eeeeew! Other great features include things like the "Makin' it real sections", which help the reader apply the passage to a modern type situation and provides greater insight to the passage. I also liked the "Words to Live by" inserts that highlight key verses that make great memorization aids! Finally, the NIV translation that is paired with all of these great features makes for an easy-to-read and understandable version of the Bible that will have the readers devouring the words with delight!

I highly recommend this Bible and grant it 5 out of 5 stars. son better be careful that this Bible doesn't mysteriously end up at his father's bedside!

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Zondervan, and the B&B Media group, for the purposes of this unbiased review.