Kids' Quest Study Bible Review

Quest to find the answers in the Bible, with over 500 questions to start with.

Title:  Kids' Quest Study Bible
Version: New International Readers Version (NIrV)
Author: God
Publisher:  Zondervan
Release Date:  April 19, 2016

How come people lived so long back then? Why did God allow the flood? Is Jesus real?
Kids have LOTS of questions about the Bible and God. The NIrV Kids’ Quest Study Bible is a great resource for kids eager to learn more.

Features include:
•Over 500 questions and answers for kids
•Book introductions help explain what each book of the Bible is about
•A dictionary and subject guide help kids find what they’re looking for
•Fresh, colorful design makes the Bible fun to look at and use
•The complete NIrV translation, the steppingstone to the NIV!

Isn’t it exciting to discover the world, ask how things work, and learn about God and the Bible? With a bright, colorful design, reading and using the Bible is fun.


The new NIrV Kids' Quest Study Bible from Zondervan is quite cool! There's really no other words that can encompasses what this will be for young readers of the Bible. The New International Readers Version is tailored specifically for readers, new readers, young readers or readers who have trouble grasping words in other Bible versions.  The NIrV is the precursor of the popular New International Version (NIV).  When I was young, I started off with an NIV study Bible with lots of commentaries and an great topical index, similar to a concordance but not to that extent. What I love about this NIrV Kids' Quest Study Bible is that even though there are still commentaries, they are usually answers to a question posed.  Interspersed throughout, you'll have a "Kids' Question" section with great big orange letters, and answers, along with a Bible verse that the commentated answer derived from. Plus, there are additional related verses that the reader can look up. See the image below for example. Easy and simple, while also giving readers the chance to explore themselves on this quest for the answer.

Kids' Quest Study Bible, Zondervan
Next, I must mention the great choice of colors and graphics. The complimentary colors of blue and orange really makes it pop. Easy to read. The graphics are usually boxed in and on the bottom of the page. There are also "Quest Challenges" at the end of each book that usually takes up one full page.   What I really liked and wish I had in my old study Bible is the basics of each book clearly outlined at the start of each book. Kids' Quest Study Bible starts each book with a graphically framed series of questions:
  • Who wrote this book?
  • Why was this book written?
  • For whom was this book written?
  • What do we learn about God in this book?
  • What is special about this book?
  • What happens in this book? 
  • Where did this happen?
  • What are some important passages?
  • And etc. 
The above are just a sample of questions that can be asked, with the top two questions as standards.  I do wish there are maps that readers can look up when a location or journey is referenced in the Bible. A more thorough index might also be of use.

In all, a great starter Bible for young readers, with simple and easy to understand words, along with great graphics, and the intention to give kids the initiative to ask questions and seek answers on their own.  Great gift option!

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Zondervan through BookLook Bloggers for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.  For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.






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