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Too many distractions,
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The NLT is a good Bible translation for this age group, but the pictures, text boxes and activity pages distract from the Scripture. It's not bad for a beginner, if there's some question about wanting to read the Bible, but for someone who actually does want to read it, the other stuff gets in the way. Even our 10-year-old now prefers to use other Bibles, as he has trouble looking up references because of the distractions.
A sturdy NLT without all of the extraneous material would be a better choice, and would probably wear better, as it would be lighter and thinner.
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Initial post: Jul 12, 2010 5:58:34 AM PDT
I think this Bible is better as a family Bible to be read together and then to do the activities together. The pages are thin and so I don't think it would be my first choice for this age for a personal Bible either. For kids, 6-10, I'd recommend the NIrV over this one. I like the Discoverer's Bible for Young Readers a lot. Big print and easy to read. Your son is 12 now (since this review was from 2 years ago), so what edition/translation is he/she reading now?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2010 11:53:34 AM PDT
He has an ESV in an aluminum enclosure (ESV BattleZone Bible: English Standard Version, brushed aluminum). The aluminum gives him all the cool factor he needs, and the Bible is just a regular pocket-edition ESV, so he's not distracted by all the flash.
In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2011 5:15:48 AM PDT
I never knew Bibles came in brush aluminum. I travel a lot during the day and my Bible gets beat up and I was considering a Bible cover but now I'm going to get one of these aluminum ones for my self. Thanks for the info.
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