niv-boys-bibleThis is for the boys!

The NIV Boys Bible is marketed toward boys, obviously. Does it live up to its marketing?

It is going to take a little more than a picture of a metal step platform and some Phillips screw heads to make a Bible geared specifically toward boys.

The NIV Boys Bible has some great features. It seems any Bible marketed to children needs to have book introductions, application points, and things to help bridge the enormous cultural gaps. However, in a rush to market a Bible specifically to boys, this iteration feels a little lacking. This full-text “boys” Bible could have any gender as its audience. There is nothing “boy” specific (other than possibly “grossology”) about this Bible other than the metal-like picture on the front cover.

Because one could use this with both genders doesn’t take away from the great features or the amazing content of the Scriptures. However there is one barrier to a girl using this Bible: The fact that it was “boys” Bible written on the front.

All in all, the NIV Boys Bible is a solid, feature-packed, full-text of the Bible written to an audience of elementary-aged kids.

It works… even if it has “boys” Bible written on the cover!


Is the NIV Boys Bible a full text of the Bible? Yes.
Does this story Bible have a lot of Bible stories in it? All of them.
Are the major Bible stories present? Yep.

Number of pages: 1504
Age range: 9 – 12 years
Publisher: ZonderKidz, Special edition, March 6, 2012

This story Bible is available at:

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Published by Jeremy Mavis

Married to one. Father of two. Friend to several. Blogger to many. Pastor to all. And a passionate follower of Jesus Christ.

6 replies on “NIV Boys Bible | Children’s Bible”

  1. My favourite Bible verse is Nahum 1:7: The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him.

  2. Philippians 4:13 is my life verse. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” My husband was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at 64. I rely on Christ’s strength to be a caregiver for him.

  3. One of my favorite Bible verses is Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:24b “It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

  4. My life verse is: “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

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