The Under the Sea Holy Bible by Zondervan is just adorable. It’s small in size (perfect for little arms to hold) and the cover is shiny and sparkly and all kinds of fun for kiddos. This hardback Bible, which is in the New International Reader’s Version, seems to be a nod to the hugely popular Finding Nemo movie by Disney. While I’m not a huge fan of borrowing from pop culture in Christian marketing, I actually believe that using the familiar, fun and whimsical under the sea theme will be a great way to get kids interested in the Bible – which would be a huge win in my opinion. The cover of the Bible even has glittery sparkles, which is a sweet little touch!
The recommended ages for the Bible is 6-10 years old and I think that’s probably right on. I asked my seven and nine year old daughters what they thought of the Bible and here’s what they had to say:
My nine year old said, “I LOVE this cover! It’s so sparkly and it does look like Finding Nemo. I like how it has the books of the Bible listed in pretty colors at the beginning. I also like the little pictures in the Bible. I want to have this for myself…literally.”
My seven year old said, “I LOVE it! It’s amazing. Honestly I want it so much.”
I actually had a hard time getting it back from my nine year old because she just wanted to keep reading. Pretty high praise as far as I’m concerned.
Within the Bible, there are three double sided, full color pages on topics such as The Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, famous children of the Bible and the ABC’s of becoming a Christian. The words are big enough for kids to read especially considering the small size of the Bible. There is not a ton of color inside the Bible – just plain scripture pages and the pages are a bit thin as they are in most Bibles, except for the special insert pages which are much thicker. Here’s a picture of one of the inside pages.
I think any child would love to have this Bible even if just for the cover alone. My girls have yet to give it back to me, so I believe it would be a wonderful gift for any kiddo in your life!
Now for the Giveaway: FlyBy Promotions is graciously giving a copy of this sweet little Bible to one of my readers and all you have to do to enter is to leave a comment below telling me your favorite Bible verse. The winner will be announced and contacted on Monday, April 4th.
UPDATE: We had a bit of an emergency with our youngest this past week so I got delayed in posting this – so sorry! But my sweet little Finny helped me choose a winner. The winner is acsherfiel21!
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11 thoughts on “Under the Sea Bible – Review & Giveaway!”
My nephew would like this edition. He would enjoy the colorful illustrations.
Oops! I forgot to leave my favorite Bible verse. My favorite is John 3:16.
Psalms 118:6 The Lord is on my side, I will not fear, what can man do to me!
My daughters would love this. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 33:3
“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10
This is a lovely idea. My oldest child is just learning to read and is so excited when he conquers new words. I would love this for him. My favourit verse, (although it is hard to choose), is Micah 7:8. “Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.”
What a great verse! Thanks for sharing!
My little guys would love this!
Now if I have to pick just one verse–
Psalm 89:1 ♡
I flipped through it at Lifeway. It looks like something my daughter would love!
Congratulations acsherfiel21! You are the winner! Please email me your mailing address at email@example.com as soon as possible so we can get your bible to you! You’re gonna love it!