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Boys Bible (NIV), The Hardcover – September 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: 252 Series
  • Hardcover: 1696 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (September 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310703204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310703204
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

"The 2:52 Boys’ Bible, NIV is the "ultimate manual" designed for boys ages 8 to 12. Based on Luke 2:52: "And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men," this Bible focuses on the four primary areas of growth highlighted in the Scripture to help boys become more like Jesus mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially—smarter, stronger, deeper, and cooler. The 2:52 Track that takes boys through the Bible. Each reading highlights people, stories, and Scriptures that help boys grow towards maturity and manhood. Additional features include: · Make It Stick: Special entry spaces for everything from fun doodles and sketches to quick responses to the text · Get a Load of This: Interesting and sometimes humorous facts about the Bible, Bible times, and Bible characters · Gross!: Gross facts and gory facts in the Bible Encourage boys in their quest to be smarter, stronger, deeper, and cooler as they develop into young men of God with The 2:52 Boys’ Bible, NIV."

About the Author

Growing up, Rick Osborne really liked Superman. Superman did what was right, he did cool things that other people couldn't do, and he never quit. The Bible is full of great Superman-type stories where God helps good guys battle evil guys with his awesome supernatural help. By telling these stories, Rick loves to help boys see the real-life superhero that God wants each of them to be. Rick lives with his family up north in Canada, closer to where Superman built his fortress.

More About the Author

Rick Osborne is a best-selling author and speaker committed to encouraging, helping and equipping parents to raise their kids God's way.

Rick has recently teamed up with Dr. Gary Chapman to write 'A Perfect Pet for Peyton', a wonderful children's picture book that will help parents introduce their children to the 'Five Love Langauges'.

The parenting books that he has written or co written include Focus On The Family's Parent's Guide To The Spiritual Development of Children, which he co wrote with Dr. John Trent and Kurt Bruner. His parenting books have been well received!

Rick's approach has always been to not only teach parents but also to equip them. So he has also produced, written and/or co written many award winning and best selling children's books that help parents pass on values to their kids.

He has written and/or co-written over 50 books and been part of the development of over 100 other church and parenting tools, books and programs, all dedicated to raising children God's way.

Rick has worked with Focus on The Family, Dr. John Trent, Larry Burkett, Josh McDowell, Campus Crusade For Christ, Dr. Gary Chapman and many others.

His Story of Jesus presentation book, The Most Important Story Ever Told, has had over 80 million copies distributed worldwide in 110 different languages.

Rick is currently working on a Children's Church and Parenting program that puts home and church together in a Biblical partnership. He's also now online where he can encourage, help and equip more Christian parents everyday. rick-osborne.com

Customer Reviews

My 10-yr old son loves this Bible!
Diana
This is a great introduction to God's word, which makes it accessible and interesting for teenage boys.
Mrs. C. L. Cox-peel
It has "cool" gross facts and neat stuff that boys really enjoy.
Jarene E. Schroeder

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

130 of 133 people found the following review helpful By Craig on September 29, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I am a Children's lay pastor. I spent hours looking for Bibles for kids in the 8-16 year-old range. I had my 9-year-old son helping me, and we looked at all sorts of "kid-friendly" Bibles. I wanted something with the complete, undiluted Truth, but with some extras that draw kids into the Bible. My son eagerly wanted to take this Bible to school with him.

This bible grabs the attention of boys. Like the 2:52 books that have recently been published that include "Bible Weapons and Wars", "Bible Heroes & Bad Guys", and many others; this Bible draws boys to the things they're interested in and makes them want to read the Bible to find out more.

Unlike another reviewer that said it's awful to have the "grossology" next to the Word of God, I find that the extra content draws chldren in and helps them make sense of what happened several centuries before. I don't see it as belittling God's Word, but rather encouraging kids to get more out of it.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 14, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This Bible is THAT good. Both my 8 yr old and my 11 yr old love their copies, and they're spending more time "browsing around" because it's interesting and well laid-out.
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 7, 2003
Format: Hardcover
My son was never interested in reading the Bible until this book. He started reading the "Gross" sections first. He was so interested in the statements, he continued to read the passages surrounding the topic. This is a must for any young man to read.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By DeeVah on January 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The first time my son took this Bible to his Awana group meeting, he said that his friends wanted to know where I got it because they were going to ask for one! It was a huge hit with my son and it's gotten him reading his bible regularly. The Gross factor is pretty cool and I often catch my son and husband comparing some of the gross-ities. There are so many great features in this bible, like the blurbs about the way real life was in biblical times and and it's tailor made for the way boys see the world. It really does help them to understand God's word and how even a 10 year old boy has a place in God's plan. I say if you are looking for a Bible that your 9-12 year old will actually use, GET THIS BIBLE! To quote my son "It rocks out loud YO!"
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Braunwynn B. Staples on March 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My son was thrilled to pieces!! He reads the make it stick portions that teach you how to apply the bible to every day life.. This is a must for boys 8-12!!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A. Triplett on March 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My twin boys received this Bible for their 7th birthdays. They got out of bed the morning after their party and asked if they could go read their Bibles (the first Bibles they have owned). They stopped playing games several times during the day to sit down and read the Bible. They have talked about Noah being 600 years old, and God creating the earth and then man to take care of it, and have said they haven't read about Jesus yet but they are sure they will get to Him soon. I am SOOO impressed by this interest they are showing. They want to read it all the way through by their 8th birthday.

What I have read in the extra sidebars, INCLUDING the "grossology" stuff,
is TREMENDOUS analogies, explanations, and verbal/visual aids to help people (notice I said people, not boys) learn more about the Bible stories and their life applications.

Hmmm...isn't learning the life applications of the Bible the MAIN REASON we buy Bibles in the first place?

AWESOME, SWEET, or any other word you use to mean "FIVE STARS". I can't say it enough, and hopefully it will be one stepping stone to eternal life for my boys and yours!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By T. Wootten on December 7, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My son received this Bible when he was 8. He loves it. He especially enjoys all the extras that are included and will often turn to those and then read the Scriptures that go along with it. The "grossology" parts do not diminish from God's word at all. Rather, it allows the child to understand things at their level.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jarene E. Schroeder on January 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
My son (8 Yrs.) loves his Bible. It has "cool" gross facts and neat stuff that boys really enjoy. He takes it with him all the time. This is something that is new to him. He loves to look through and find the cool side notes. That encourages him to read further. He even challenges adults on the neat facts. I would recommend it to anyone buying for a school age boy. It really encourages them to get into the Bible.
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