Wednesday, June 29, 2016

NIrV Minecrafters Bible Book Review

Do you ever feel like it's more fun to exist in the computer world than the real one? Is that the only place you can control your destiny? Well, God is the original great world builder, and he gave us the power and the skills we need to make changes in the real world. The Minecrafter’s Bible, NIrV contains the full text of the New International Reader's Version (NIrV) of the Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) as well as 24 color tip-in pages featuring full-color illustrations in the style of wildly popular virtual-world-building games. Featured stories include the days of creation and great builds of the Bible.

My Thoughts:

My 10 year old son eyes lit up when he seen the NIrV Minecrafters Bible that we received. He likes playing Minecraft and he was super excited.  

NIrV Minecrafters Bible is a hardback Bible with 1,144 pages. The Bible has 24 full colored illustrated of designs Minecraft building designs of varies Bible stories throughout the pages. This has the complete Bible text from Genesis to Revelation. The Bible measures 5 ½ x 8 ½ in diameter. It’s a nice size that will fit easily into carrying bags without being too heavy. The Bible is intended for ages 6-10. Personally, I think kids a bit older that 10 will enjoy this Bible if they are Minecraft fans.

The gaming instructions are not what you may think as you will be taken to tabernacle, or the Temple, Psalms 23, and so many others scenes of pixel block Biblical themes. This could be a good jump off of building the scene yourself.

The version is the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV). The NIrV is basically the NIV but is written in a way that is in a simpler form of English which is great for kids or even those who have a harder time reading. The sentences are basically shorter than the NIV version in most of the text. Not my favorite version but, for young kids this is a good fit.

John 3:16 reads:

“God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son. Anyone who believes in Him will not die but will have eternal life”.

The Bible lays out flat when opened and stays opened. The Bible is laid out in a two column style. This is strictly just a Bible as it doesn’t have any study notes or footnotes within the pages. There are a few Bible text quotes from other scriptures which are in parenthesis next to the text. There are no maps included either, which not many kids Bibles I have seen have maps. The headings of passages are in a bold text. The font is a decent size for kids.

The 24 colored illustrated pages are spread throughout the Bible. Some are simple creations while others are quite extravagant. It shows the address along with the scripture fully written out with what the design is based off. There is a basic one paragraph commentary or encouragement under the picture. 

In the back of the Bible there is a dictionary to help clarify the meanings. Also, in the back is a section called, “Great Bible Stories” which list the more known Bible stories and where within the text they are located by the scripture verse.

My Thoughts:

In a way all of these themed Bibles make me cringe. The reality is that we have so much entertainment around us that if it grabs our kids attention and makes them want to read the Word! Well, I won’t complain as long as the Word is not altered in the Bible and it doesn’t take away from God’s Word then I will happily give a kid this Bible.

Little Man loved this Bible. He did his morning and nightly reading with it. He also took it to classes at services.

This is a nice Bible for kids. The layout is nice and not too busy for young minds. I would love the font to be a bit larger. This Bible will get Minecraft loving kids intrigued into God’s living Word.

I received a free copy of this product from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this information accordance with the FTC Regulations.

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