New International Reader's Version
Using the text of the New International Reader's Version, a translation designed specifically for children, adults just learning to read, and those who are reading the Bible for the very first time, the NIrV Kids' Study Bible is a good choice for those who fall within its target audience. The NIrV is published by Zondervan Publishing House.
Book introductions are written especially for children. The NIrV Kids' Study Bible features colurful full-page pictures of Bible events, "Think About This" sections which get kids thinking about how a Bible passage applies to their own lives, study aids called "Look at This," which call attention to interesting pictures, and sections entitled "Remember This," designed to give practical help in daily living.
Other features include a Bible dictionary which defines important Bible words, and sections supplementing the New Testament that tell the reader what it was like to have lived when Jesus lived.
Based on the New International Version, the New International Reader's Version (NIrV) is an accurate, easy-to-read children's version. Its short, simple words and sentences make this an excellent translation for the new reader of any age, while the attractive cover and colorful pictures make the NIrV Kids' Study Bible a good choice for children 7 to 9 years of age.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth didn't have any shape. And it was empty. Darkness was over the surface of the ocean. At that time, the ocean covered the earth. The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. -- Genesis 1:1-2