The NIV ActionStudy Bible, published by David C. Cook, who kindly sent me a copy to review, provides faith-building, character-building insights into God’s Word. The lively illustrations by comic-book artist Sergio Cariello will appeal to young readers, hopefully drawing them to read and reread this reader-friendly New International Version of the Bible.
Other special features in this small-print edition include:
Remember It – presents key Bible verses to memorize.
What About This? – responds to questions many young readers wonder about but might not know whom to ask. For example, “Why Did God Create People?” and “How Do I Receive the Holy Spirit.”
Unlock It! – adds insights to the surrounding passages.
Guess It! – helps young people recall what they've read.
Find It! – uses icons to help readers do just that.
Activate – shows how to apply what’s been read.
Ancient Archives – describe the peoples, cultures, and eras so readers can picture and “be there” too.
In addition, the concordance, dictionary, and index guides to the above features will help readers to find what they want and gain a better understanding of God’s Word.
Also, in the back matter, the inclusion of maps and brief guides to centuries of ruling powers will connect Bible stories to historical world events and their geographical locations - places where only the names seem to change as people are people, no matter the era, and God is God.
To order, click The NIV Action Study Bible, hardback