Tuesday, June 14, 2016
NIrV Minecrafters Bible, Hardcover - Book Review
From the publisher: Do you ever feel like it's more fun to exist in the computer world than the real one? Is that the only place you can control your destiny? Well, God is the original great world builder, and he gave us the power and the skills we need to make changes in the real world. The Minecrafter’s Bible, NIrV contains the full text of the New International Reader's Version (NIrV) of the Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) as well as 24 color tip-in pages featuring full-color illustrations in the style of wildly popular virtual-world-building games. Featured stories include the days of creation and great builds of the Bible.
The Minecrafter's Bible jumped out at me, because I live with a nine-year-old Minecraft fan. I decided to take a look at this new format to see if he would like it.
The Minecrafter's Bible is a standard NIrV (New International Reader's Version) of both the Old and New Testaments. In fact, it is pretty ordinary as far as themed Bibles go. What makes this particular Bible unique are the 24 color story inserts. Each of these look at one particular story, passage, or event from the Bible. They are illustrated in the Minecraft pixel style and contain a short summary of the story, the book, chapter and verse of the story, and an activity to go along with it. Highlighted passages include The Ten Commandments, David and Goliath, the Armor of God, the ABCs of Salvation, etc.
For further help, I asked my nine-year-old for his opinion. He was excited because this Bible was the nerve (NIrV) edition, like they use at church. He thought the Minecraft theme was a good idea. He also liked the Minecraft style pictures. He has already taken it to church with him, and is more excited to look at/read this Bible than his old children's edition. So, I'd consider that a success.
In my final opinion, I'd rate The Minecrafter's Bible as an average edition. It doesn't have a lot of extras. However, what it does have is kid approval. As far as I'm concerned, that's what is important. I'd recommend this Bible to young fans of Minecraft.
I received a preview copy of this book from the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for an honest review.