Both are Bibles in the New Life Version, which is designed for simplicity and widely considered the most understandable Bible translations. The boy's version features a great illustration of David and Goliath on the cover. The inside includes 12 colorful and stylized cartoonish images of various Bible heroes, including Moses, Joseph, and Paul. Alongside these images are colorful pages offering trivia, "Did You Know?" sidebars, and short explanations of heroes like Joshua, Elijah, David, Daniel, and Peter. There is also a presentation page at the beginning of the Bible.
The girl's version features a modest pink princess (not Disney-fied, thankfully) and the same inner layout, but featuring Sarah, Miriam, Deborah, Hannah, Ruth, Esther, Mary Magdalene, Lydia, and others.
What I Dislike: Nothing, really, although I admit to not being a huge fan of the whole princess thing. That said, this Bible handles it very well, focusing on inner qualities, not beauty and romance.
Publishing Info: Barbour Books; 2012; ISBN (boy's) 978-1616265243, (girl's) 978-1616265151; hardback, 944 pgs., $19.99.
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