Bright, fun, and creative!
This Girls Slimline Bible in the New Living Translation is, in a word, funky! First off, the cover is soft and almost fuzzy with a velvety feeling. As shown, it's a pretty bright blue with a slightly more muted pink than what you see in the picture. The sides are also stained purple and inside the front cover it's bright pink with the verse, "Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God's presence." Ephesians 3:12. I think this is an excellent choice in scriptures, especially for young girls. What a great reminder of our boldness in Christ! In this same area there is a section for a dedication (to and from) with the date and space for a note.
Moving inside the Bible you have the regular table of contents, an alphabetical reference (which is nice), readers note, introduction to the NLT (which I think almost no young reader will look through...), translation team list, and then the start of the Old Testament. It's pretty standard as Bible's go. I would say I like the font they chose (I know, I'm probably the only one who would notice that). As for the rest of the Bible there are handy footnotes with some explanations of things though not an overabundance. A bookmark in bright orange is attached, and Jesus's words are in red.
At the end you also have: dictionary/concordance for helpful reference, "Great Chapters of the Bible", "Great Verses of the Bible to Memorize" (a handy feature), a 365-day reading plan, and some maps! On the back of the bible there is a small cross (pink with green outline) with the words "Bold Faith" below it.
I think this is a super fun Bible for young girls. I would be hesitant to say that a teen girl would enjoy this (this is a general statement) because it seems a little young for that age, but I would assume this would be great for girls around ages 7 to 12. I really like the features that are included, just enough to give inquisitive girls things to explore but not so overwhelming as a full-on reference Bible. I also LOVE the theme of "Bold Faith". As someone who's worked with teens and youth for almost 10 years I think this is crucial. Tyndale couldn't have picked a better thing to focus on!
My Rating: 5*
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_______________I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, but was under no obligation to read the book or post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.
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