- Age Range: 6 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
- Hardcover: 1888 pages
- Publisher: Crossway (October 27, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1433521989
- ISBN-13: 978-1433521980
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 1.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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ESV Seek and Find Bible Hardcover – October 27, 2010
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It is packed with resources that I will mention in a moment, but the thing that immediately stood out to me was the content of the Bible stories that are included. The way it works is the full text of the ESV is contained in the Bible. As selected passages occur in the Bible there are full page illustrations of a scene of that story and a 2 page story or summary of the Biblical passage. These stories are basically re-tellings of the passage in a way that may be easier for children to grasp. This is certainly nice, but you may be saying that there is nothing new as far as that is concerned. Well, there's more. And this is the most important part. The stories that I have read so far are faithful to the text, helpful in explaining the text, and amazing in connecting the story to 1. the gospel of Jesus and 2. how it affects us. After the stories are 3 key questions that really are helpful and thoughtful questions that point us to the meaning of the text and it's application to us. The back of the dust jacket says it is for children ages 5 to 9, but there is no age group that won't benefit from the concise, clear, and theologically compelling Bible stories contained in this book.
On Crossway's website they include a sample PDF of the entire book of Ruth that includes one of their illustrations and Bible stories.Read more ›
Formatting: The formatting is a touch difficult to navigate. There are a lot of different features packed into each and every page, so don't think you are going to win a "Sword Drill" any time soon. However, on the flip side, that's not the point of this Bible. It is meant to provide some highlights in the stories while also picking popular stories and re-telling them so that a child will be able to process the story easier. I think it is brilliant. It provides the main ESV text while also `breaking it down' for children. The color pages are beautifully crafted and the text very accessible/readable. The craftsmanship is something Crossway always does well and this Bible is no different.
Highlights: It's not a smaller Bible so it certainly `feels' like a `real' Bible for children. Inside is the ESV text with more than 130 paintings; abridged Bible stories; "Seek and Find" sections (clues where to find the text, key Bible verses, three questions that are age appropriate, related passages, and icons that help navigate the text); Book introductions that are concise yet very informative; Character profiles; Places, Structures and Objects (color illustrations); Maps; and an easy-to-use Dictionary/Concordance. These features are what makes this Bible unique.Read more ›
We have decided that in a few weeks when our daughter turns six, she will have her very own, "real" Bible. She can read fluently enough, which means that it won't just be for show, and we'll be teaching her to navigate through the Bible, too. She already understands what a Bible reference is (such as John 3:16).
Our church has recently adapted to using the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible which led us to look into ESV children's Bibles; we chose the ESV Seek and Find Bible for our daughter. It is a more difficult reading level than the NIV or NIrV, but it still seems the best choice for our family, at this time, due to concerns with the 2011 version of the NIV.
My favorite feature of the ESV Seek and Find Bible is the 130 Bible stories that are spread throughout the Bible. This allows a child to read in the story form and then to read the actual text as well. Each story begins with a realistically illustrated, full-page painting and is followed by a Seek and Find section. Using icons and words, it helps the child to explore the real text further. This informs the child where to find the story in the actual Bible text. It gives a key Bible verse (often found in a different book of the Bible). Three key questions are asked to help the child understand the key points and application. Last, suggested related Bible readings are provided.
Some other features to consider are book introductions, which includes a timeline.
Icons throughout to help a child "seek and find" key verses, related verses, and stories with page numbers.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought for my first grader, who needed an ESV Bible for school. This one is great for kids with maps and illustrations. And it survived the first year in her desk pretty well. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Lisa Sanders
Best children's Bible I have ever invested in! I have a 3 and 4 year old that we read to every day! Many children's Bibles include 30-50 stories, this one has 150 stories and are... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Desiree
Love this Bible for young readers. There is so much supplemental information that draws children in to the story or the characters. Well made. Easy to handle. Read morePublished 11 months ago by terrim
My daughter is six and absolutely loves this bible. She is reading is all the time on her own! The pictures are great, the summarized stories are decent enough for her reading... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lisa Mai
I bought this for my youngest granddaughter-7. She loves it. She has the "whole real Bible", but has explanations for what it says as well.Published 11 months ago by Bevs Mom
This is a good Bible for children. I purchased it for a 6 yr old learning to read. It is a bit difficult but with help it should be good for many years. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Follyfun
We've used this Bible regularly with our son since we gave it to him when he was 2 1/2 years old; he's over 3 now and has only grown more enthusiastic about it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jenny Ma