Monday, July 18, 2016

NIrV Minecrafters Bible: A Review


From the back cover:
Do you ever fell like it's more fun to exist in the computer world than in the real one?  Is that the only place you fell like 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 NIrV Minecrafter's Bible contains the entire text of the New International Readers Version of the Bible.  It includes 24 pages of full-color illustrations in the style of Minecraft, interspersed throughout the text.  These pages each contain a brief explanation of the story they portray, a Bible passage to read for the story, and a challenge to complete in Minecraft. The book also includes a table of contents, an alphabetical listing of the books of the Bible, a dictionary of terms and a listing of where to find "Great Bible Stories."

I like that this book contains the entire text of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, and the NIr Version is easy to read and understand.  As the Mama of a Minecraft fan, I also appreciated the tie in to Minecraft.  The tie-in will draw in Minecraft fans, and the challenges will keep them thinking about the stories they've read.

The color illustrations are placed in chronological order, but not next to the story they portray.  It would be nice to have the text adjacent to the explanation, picture, and challenge.  I also wish this Bible had sidebars within the text itself, explaining concepts, and drawing parallels to the game and to real life, like other children and teen Bibles.

Bottom line: This book will engage your Minecraft fan, and the Minecraft challenges will keep her thinking about the Bible.

I received this book for free from the publisher through Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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