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Rated 5 out of 5 by Mom1023 BIBLE - NOT A FAIRY TALE! GOD's WORD FOR ALL!
My Reaction (Mother of three, age 30, serious about God's Word)
I recently purchased a Super Heroes Bible for my 6yr old. It is NOT a story book bible. It is the complete 66 books of the bible in the NIrV translation. First let me explain that the main difference between the different English translations of the Bible is the reading level by grade. Here are a few examples.
King James Version (KJV) 9.52
New King James Version (NKJV) 8.47
English Standard Version (ESV) 7.9
New International Version (NIV) 7.08
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) 6.51
The Message (MSG) 4.73
New Living Translation (NLT) 4.72
Contemporary English Version (CEV) 4.21
New International Reader's Version (NIrV) 1.94
The theme of the Super Heroes Bible is Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." It uses the characters of the Bible to show how ordinary people did extraordinary things for God by using the super hero “powers” that are a gift from God. These powers are really just character traits like: Belief, Bravery, Cheer, Faith, Forgiveness, Giving, Helpfulness, Honesty, Kindness, Loving, Obedience, Patience, Self-Control, Strength, Evangelism (Tell Others), Thankfulness, Persistence (Try Hard), Trustworthiness, and Wisdom. Heroes are the characters that use their powers for God's glory.
After reading through the list of Super Hero powers, my son quickly realized that he can be a super hero for God too! So I made him a chart based on the 19 character traits used in this Bible and I let him color in his super hero power meter to help him identify his personal strengths and weaknesses. He knows that only Jesus Christ has a full power meter in all categories, and none of us can ever be perfect, but with God‘s help, we can imitate Jesus, and in doing so, we can each be a Super Hero for God.
Creating his own meter is the perfect way to teach him to PRAISE God for the powers he has, and to PRAY to God for the powers he needs. I highly recommend this Bible as a wonderful resource for all parents who want to give their kids a genuine love for God's word and to keep them from lumping scripture in with other fairy tales they might learn in their childhood.
My Son's reaction (6yrs old, oldest of 3 siblings, Kindergarten) - HE LOVES IT! He's so happy to have a REAL bible that has ALL the same verses as mine, and not just a story book for little kids.
Rated 5 out of 5 by GraphicDesigner2 Awesome Bible for super-hero loving kids 6-9!!!
Love that it enlarges verses that focus on various aspects of Christlike character--encouraging kids to work at developing the same "super-hero" attributes. Will definitely buy more copies of this book in the future. Super price! Thank you, Walmart!
Rated 5 out of 5 by noshoppingplease Fantastic!
Our seven-year-old son expressed an interest in getting his own Bible...we have many different versions, but none that would hold the interest of or be easily understood by a young child. This Bible is just the thing for him...it is the Scripture in traditional form (so, with chapters and verses, not an ongoing "story") but written in language that he gets and enjoys reading. He plowed through the book of Ruth by himself after his small group at church talked about it last Sunday. What a blessing...a kid who is reading the Bible because he WANTS to!