GOLDEN PRINCESS SPARKLE
Based on a translation specifically designed for children, this easily held book may be attractive to girls in the 1st through 3rd grades. The Bible is rather bare bones - with the exception of translator notes, no helps are included in the body of the book.
That is not to say that study helps are not included. Most obvious, to the younger reader, will be the 24 full-color pages scattered throughout the book. To the older reader are a number of helpful indexes:
- A list of key verses on various topics of interest to kids
A brief (22 pages) Bible dictionary
A three-page list of “Where Do I Find It” pointing the reader to specific texts on key Bible people and themes
A two-page listing (along with the Bible text) of some of the important promises found in the scriptures
A three-page listing (along with the Bible text) of suggested memory verses
The back cover indicates that a concordance is also included; I suspect that the short lists mentioned above intended to serve as a concordance - they barely serve that purpose. Thus, this reader does wish these additions were a bit longer and included more content.
Given the minimalist approach taken by the editor in compiling this Bible, this reviewer is only giving three-stars to the final book. It would make a great gift, but not a helpful Bible for most young children.
This review is based on a free copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions are mine alone.