ZonderKidz and Big Idea really did it right with the Veggie Tales NIrV Bible.
As part of the Book Look for Bloggers program, I received this Bible in exchange only for my honest review.
In the course of about three months, I have not only become aware of a fairly new version of the Bible - The NIrV New International Readers Version - But, I have reviewed now three NIrV Bibles. I have to say, maybe it's the Veggie Tales fan in me, but this one is by far my all-time favorite. I absolutely love this Bible.
First off, it is a complete Old and New Testament, not a Bible story book or devotional. You get the ENTIRE BIBLE.
Second - It is in NIrV format. This simply means that scholars got together to transform the NIV Bible into an Early Reader level. It does not change the original meaning of the text. It does not turn the book into a paraphrased version. It carefully simply makes the NIV text easier to understand for early readers, and quite frankly, enjoyable for adults as well. Though, if you are a solid KJV reader, this is probably not the best choice for you.
Third - The words are pleasing to the eyes, because they are printed in blue text. Plus, at the beginning of each new section, there is a Veggie Tales character giving a brief description of what you are about to read.
Fourth - There are colorful illustrations throughout in the form of Veggie Tales cartoons, which are based on their DVDs Bible stories.
Fun! Yet, nothing distracts from the meaning of the full text.
The back provides you with a brief dictionary and a short concordance style section called Index to Veggie Values.
The Veggie Tales Bible is a hardcover that retails for $29.99 and is intended for Children, but let's be honest - I'm happy to get to enjoy it even as an adult.