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NIV Investigator's Holy Bible, Hardcover

Uncover the Truth of the Bible
Format: Hardcover

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Quick Overview:

Using a detective theme, the two color NIV Investigator’s Holy Bible explains Biblical text for children ages 6–10 using easy to understand, honest language. It also has many features that explain the essentials of each book and challenging concepts.


Have you ever used a magnifying glass? It makes everything bigger and easier to see, right? Detectives and scientists magnify things to understand them better. Well that’s just what this Bible does—it’s a magnifying glass to help children understand the Word of God better.


The Bible is a gift from God, but many of the things written in the Bible are hard for kids to understand. In fact, sometimes they’re downright mysterious to kids. Using kid-friendly language and a detective theme, the two color NIV Investigator’s Holy Bible explains the Bible text for kids ages 6–10. Two central mystery-solving characters invite children to investigate the Bible using the following features:

  • Evidence—Bible book introductions answer what kind of book it is, who wrote it, what happens, and the “best part”
  • Breakthrough—answers questions kids might ask, such as “Who were the Philistines?” and “What is The Spirit of God?”
  • Scene—includes descriptions highlighting geographical information pertinent to a verse
  • Witness—explains the meaning and history behind Biblical names
  • Detective—quizzes students on what they have learned
  • Case Closed—explores how the events of a particular book of the Bible relate to children as individuals
UPC 025986758769
ISBN-10 0310758769
ISBN-13 9780310758761
Release Date Feb 7, 2017
Weight (lbs) 2.6000
Height 8.75
Width 5.50
Length 1792
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $27.99
Bible Translation New International Version (NIV)
Format Hardcover
Language English

Customer Reviews

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Overall Rating
The Investigator's Holy Bible (NIV) is a new children's study Bible. There are a couple of cover options, but the one I am reviewing has a printed shimmer hard cover.

The Investigator's Holy Bible (NIV) has navy text (including the words of Christ) with various muted orange accents (headings, chapter numbers, etc.), and is laid out in two columns. This is the NIV version of the Bible (© 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011). The text is standard size, and the font is easy to read. It does contain some basic footnotes.

There are a few regular features that make the Investigator's Holy Bible (NIV) unique. Each of the features have the same navy/muted orange color scheme for both the text and illustrations.
They are:
- "The Evidence": an introduction for each book of the Bible addressing the basics, such as: who, when, what, etc.
- "Breakthrough!": answers to anticipated questions
- "The Witnesses": the meaning and/or history of the names of various Bible characters
- "The Scene": descriptions of locations of Bible events
- "Check the Facts": single-question quizzes
- "Case Closed!": summary at the end of each book

At a glance, some of the text in "The Witnesses" feature can be difficult to distinguish from the Scripture text. Most of the features are easily distinguishable from the Scripture text, but that was one that I noticed that could have benefited from an outline or a differently colored background.

There is an "Index to Features" at the back of the Investigator's Holy Bible (NIV). The "Index to Features" lists page numbers for all the features, broken up into feature type and listed in order of appearance. Additionally, there is a 100+ page Concordance and 7 blue scale maps at the back of the Investigator's Holy Bible (NIV).

With the attractive styling and the gender-neutral colors, I'd say the Investigator's Holy Bible (NIV) would be great for either gender and a variety of ages - starting as early as age 6 (if they are reading) and up to the early teens.

The Investigator's Holy Bible (NIV) has the basics you need, with some fantastic extras and is a fantastic choice for a Bible for any child in your life.

FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through their book review bloggers program. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 6/6/2017)
Review by Fitzysmom
Overall Rating
If you have a curious kiddo the NIV Investigator's Holy Bible would be a nice gift for them. The entire premise of the book is to take a deeper look at what scripture contains. The investigation is done through the eyes of Mateo and Isabella and their dog Clooney and should appeal to the intended audience.

While most of the takeaways and side notes or features are spot on I have to admit that there were some that didn't set right with my viewpoint of scripture. I think this particular Bible would be wonderful as a jumping off tool. Perhaps in a bible study setting or homeschool or christian school where the readers go through books of the Bible and read and discuss them with an adult leader.

With that said I think it is important to remember and emphasize that the notes are from a human perspective but the actual text is inspired by God. Overall I really like this Bible and would recommend it to most. I would just take a look at the notes beforehand and be prepared to offer a more detailed explanation.

I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 4/25/2017)
Review by April
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Here is the real deal... If we don't give good facts and truth to our kids our world will tell them lies. These lies tend to cause havoc on our belief system. We need to do a better job and giving our kids opportunities to explore and investigate God's word and know the TRUTH! I love Bibles that have tough questions to read and go over. I remember as a kid always looking through my bible at those little snippets and learning so much. I would page through just reading the extras in the Bible.

My favorite feature is the "evidence" as this section will build boldness in our kids! It will help them get the facts they need to know to share more and be confident in JESUS!!

This is a super fun Bible and the language is easier for kids to understand. The recommended age is 6-10 however I think even many adults would enjoy this! (Posted on 4/2/2017)
Review by PENNY
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The NIV Investigator’s Holy Bible is a great Bible filled with information that helps the reader understand God's word in an easier way. The teaching tools featured include "The Evidence" an introduction given to each book, "The Breakthrough" which helps understand the meaning behind the words, "The Witnesses" that gives the meaning of names and "The Scene" which explains place. There is also "Check the Facts" and "Case Closed" that offer short quizzes and a summary. All of these handy tools help the reader to better understand the scriptures. I like this Bible and believe it would be a great tool for helping a child get into the stories of the Bible. I love that it gives the meaning of the people's names and a great explanation of the setting. My favorite tool is "The Breakthrough." These are sprinkled throughout each book and give great answers to hard questions. I recommend this Bible for children interested in learning more about God's word. I also think this concept would be great for any adult who is not familiar with the Bible and wants to begin to understand. Even as an older Christian, I want to look through each book and read the explanations. I can also see this being an integral source for family devotion time. A concordance, index, table of weights and measures, as well as maps round out the rest of the book. The format is appealing with touches of color. (Posted on 2/19/2017)
Review by Jalynn
Overall Rating
Bibles were always a part of my childhood. I earned my first one for memorizing John 3:16 when I was a very young child around the age of 5. I was so proud of that little New Testament. Bibles have come a long way since then. You can get them in many different versions, types, colors, coverings, etc. This little ditty is perfect for your child or grandchild that loves a real good mystery or investigation.

He or she will love the adventure this Bible will take them on. It has lots to keep their little hearts and minds busy. I listed above all this sweet Bible has to offer. My favorite features of the Bible are the quizzes given to the children to test what they have learned and the evidence section. I really like that this Bible goes in further depth to explain the how's and why's behind some of the stories listed. In my opinion it is a way to break them in to get a study bible later on.

This Bible is geared for ages 6-10 years and grades 1-5. It retails for $27.99.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own. (Posted on 2/14/2017)

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