Monday, March 24, 2008
The NKJV Precious Moments Collector Edition Bible is a wonderful resource for a young child. Consider it as a gift for the children in your life when they learn to read!
Throughout the Bible is full color Precious Moments artwork, drawn by Samuel Butcher. At the beginning of the Bible, the thought processes behind the drawings are explained. There are thought questions that you can go over with your child. Sprinkled throughout the text are tiny pictures, also drawn in the beloved Precious Moments style.
Your children will also find little devotional "helps" as they read through this Bible. For example: Psalm 139:1-3 is shaded gray. This signals a child to look at the bottom of the page where there is a little paragraph entitled, "Nobody Understands Me!"
"Do you know that nothing can be hidden from God? He knows about everyone, everywhere. He knows all about you because He made you. He knows what you are thinking. He knows what you are going to say before you say it. Best of all, He understands you. He knows why you are happy or sad. He knows why your feelings are hurt and why you are angry. He knows why you are afraid. God knows why you act the way you do, and why you say the things you say. God understands you completely. Even when no one else seems to understand you, God does."
At the back of the Bible are a few special items: Personality Traits to Enhance Your Christian Life, Heaven ... How to Get There, This Is How We Know -- The Bible Says So, How the Bible Came to Us, How We Know the Bible is God's Word, Bible Verses to Memorize To Answer My Questions, Word List, The 10 Commandments, Psalm 23, The Beatitudes, and The Lord's Prayer.
What I Like: I like pretty much everything about this Bible.
What I Dislike: The only thing I have to mention is that I noticed the cover tended to get a little smudgy. It might be worthwhile to purchase a Bible cover.
Overall Rating: Excellent
Age Appeal: 4-8
Publishing Info: Thomas Nelson, 2003; ISBN:071800616X; hardcover, $79.99.
Special Info: This particular Bible is a little pricey. You may find this one a little more affordable.