The Veggie Tales NIrV Bible is very cute, and it’s a great way fo get kids excited about God’s Word. Aside from the Old Testament and New Testament, the book includes eight colorful Bible story inserts, featuring beloved Veggie Tales characters. This Bible is a New International Reader’s Version, so it is similar to the NIV, but sentences are constructed in a simpler, matter-of-fact manner geared for kids (or readers who do not speak English as their native language). For example, in the NIV version, John 3:3 reads as, “Jesus replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.'” But in the NIrV, John 3:3 says, “Jesus replied, ‘What I’m about to tell you is true. No one can see God’s kingdom unless they are born again.'”
The text color is blue – which I initially had to adjust to – though once I had gotten used to it, I found the color to be serene. I like how the Bible passages are given descriptive bold titles; for instance, at the beginning of Ruth 4, we see the bold title “Boaz Marries Ruth,” and prior to Ruth 4:13, we read the bold title “Naomi Gains a Son.” The titles are helpful for children who are trying to navigate and understand the Bible. I also appreciated the “Hey, I didn’t know that!” devotional blurbs that appear throughout the Bible, summarizing different sections. One of the blurbs reflects on Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 and importantly talks about being a good friend.
You can find the Veggie Tales NIrV Bible here.