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#1 kristavws

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 01:49 PM

I would like to purchase a new study Bible for my son. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for this age range. I am looking for a Bible that he can read and study on his own. He does read on nearly a 5th grade level.

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#2 Michelle in MO

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 02:00 PM

read from the NIV Adventure Bible. I'm not sure how comprehensive of a study Bible you're looking for, but I thought the notes for kids were very good. I also personally liked the readability of the NIV and the fact that it's a fairly accurate translation.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 02:28 PM

My ds is going into 6th and still uses this bible. I agree with Michelle. It's a good one.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 03:10 PM

The Explorer's Bible for Kids is a favorite here. Lots of neat "going deeper" info. It's NKJV.

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/0718006941

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 03:46 PM

Watching this thread...my son is almost 8 and we, too, are looking for a more indepth Bible now.

#6 neesek

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 03:53 PM

There are two versions written at about a 3rd grade level - the NIrV (New International Reader's Version) and the ICB (International Children's Bible). Both versions are very good, but I personally prefer the ICB. My ds got his first ICB in Kindergarten, and he is still reading it. My plan is to keep him in it at least another year or two even though he is reading well above grade level. When I feel like he is ready, we will get him the Children's ESV. I believe it is written at around an 8th grade level.

We just purchased my dd her own ICB, and will follow the same progression for her.

Here is the Bible that my son has:
http://www.amazon.co...12958076&sr=8-1

Here is the one that we just bought my dd. It is more of a study Bible than my ds's.
http://www.amazon.co...12957550&sr=1-1

And here is the Children's ESV that they will get next:

http://www.amazon.co...12958245&sr=8-3

Another option you might consider is to get the Victor Journey Through the Bible for your ds to read along with his Bible. It is a wonderful study tool!

HTH

#7 kristavws

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:13 PM

Thank you all for your recommendations!

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#8 Holly in FL

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:17 PM

My son has the Children's ESV Bible.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:21 PM

We have used the Adventure Bible for all of our kids and also the ESV(English Standard Version).

A tradition we started was to give our kids a real Bible when they turn six. So this week we gave the ESV children's Bible to our youngest dd.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:22 PM

My son has the Children's ESV Bible.

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Same here.


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