From its attention-grabbing cover to the 40 eye-catching full-page portraits of Bible characters, The Super Heroes Bible (NIrV)
is packed with enough visual stimuli for elementary-age kids to engage the interest of even a hardcore video game or comic book aficionado. Interspersed throughout the text are boxed stories of the good guys--and bad guys--and ideas for personal application of the lesson learned. There are strong women figures as well (such as the prophet Deborah), making this version appealing to girls as well as boys. More than 400 "Power Surge" sections, highlighted in yellow, spotlight Scripture verses with superhero virtues that kids can adopt for their own. The NIrV is an easy-to-read version of the New International Version written at the third grade level. This version is printed in purple type, which might look a little wild to an adult, but is probably offbeat enough to appeal to its intended age group. Kids who say they find the Bible boring might well give it a second look when it's packaged in this exciting format. --Cindy Crosby
From the Back Cover
Comic books. Movies. Video games. You think super heroes are only found there? Think again. The NIrV Super Heroes Bible is packed with ordinary people zapped by God into super hero status. This full-text Bible, in the New International Readers Version (NIrVThe NIV for kids!), is written at a third-grade reading level. More than 200 character sketches tell the stories of Bible men, women, and kidsfrom Genesis to Revelationand will help kids ages 6 to 10 learn what it takes to be a hero of faith. (Some bad guys are in there, too!) Cool codes will clue readers in to what traits of a hero each character has. For example, the sketch on Moses lists the codes for "Obeys," "Strong," and "Wise." Kids can crack the codes with the handy bookmark below. Other exciting features in the NIrV Super Heroes Bible: 40 FULL-COLOR PAGES: action-packed illustrations by Dennis Jones. With metallic ink! 450 POWERSURGE notes: highlight Bible verses that show character traits, like "Brave," "Truthful," and "Wise." 66 BOOK INTRODUCTIONS: summarize the super hero impact of that book. READING PLANS: custom made to get kids on track for regular time in the Gods Word. INDEXES: topical and subject indexes help kids find all the special features of this Bible. DICTIONARY: explains the meanings of hard words in the Bible. MAPS: Help kids locate the places superheroes lived and carried out their heroic deeds. Want to learn how to be a super hero in the 21st century? Check out what Gods Word has to say!