My older kids are both obsessed with Minecraft and the two year old is well on his way! I’ll admit, I don’t understand the game at all. What I do know is that it encourages creativity and design and a lot of imagination! When I got the new Minecrafters Bible, my biggest problem was which kid to give it to!
The hardcover features a pixelated Minecraft looking David and Goliath. My kids were both delighted and thought it was the coolest thing ever when they saw it. I decided to tell them it was a family Bible that anyone could use and they both have been all over it!
I have seen a lot of Bibles and I have to say this one is the best as far as attention to detail goes! Right from the get go it goes into the Minecraft world on the “How to use this Bible” page. It makes it sound like the Bible is a wonderful Minecraft world for them to explore. I don’t know a lot about the game but I know enough to know that my kids would be familiar with the terms wood, iron, gold etc.
Another really cool thing is that a lot of the full color pages that tell the story and have pixelated pictures are about building things, just like Minecraft. For example, creation of the world, the Tower of Babel and the ark. We started going through all the colored pages and stories as our family devotions at night because it was something they could relate to and included the Bible verses to read with the story which they take turns looking up.
Outside of those pages, it’s mostly just a regular Bible in the NIrV version, which is my current favorite for my kids. It has nice, big text for them to read. I do wish there were more Minecraft features like having the writing be green and brown and pixelated on the titles and books of the Bible. It just feels like it needs a little something more. The Minecraft pages are so well done that the rest pales in comparison.
The Minecrafters Bible is a hit in my house and while I wish there were more to it; it’s the Bible that have gotten my kids reading the most so that makes it my favorite!
About the Book
This Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, takes advantage of the popularity of world-building games, to engage children with the Word of God. The Minecrafter’s Bible, NIrV includes 24 full-color pages plus the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) of the Bible in a very readable font size.
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.
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