Colorado Springs, Colo. – Focus on the Family released today a full-color NIrV Adventures in Odyssey Bible, which will help children dig deeper into God’s word with dozens of fun features and more than 200 devotionals featuring the characters from the award-winning children’s radio drama.
With its easy-to-read translation, the NIrV Adventures in Odyssey Bible is designed to help kids ages 7 to 12 develop a love of Scripture reading and to better understand the Bible’s history and meaning. Characters including Whit, Connie, Eugene and Wooton guide children through:
- 66 book introductions
- 300 fun trivia facts
- 100 word searches
- 52 key memory verses
- A 30-day guided reading plan
- Maps of key biblical events
- Eight comic-book adventures illustrated by Marvel/DC Comics artist Sergio Cariello scattered throughout the Bible
"Our goal with the NIrV Adventures in Odyssey Bible is to help children develop a foundational biblical worldview from which they’ll make strong future life choices," said Focus on the Family President Jim Daly. "We want children to understand that the greatest adventure of all is knowing and following Jesus every day."
And it’s never too early to encourage children to make their faith their own.
"A child’s biblical worldview is formed before the age of 13," said Bob DeMoss, vice president of content development for Focus on the Family. "The NIrV Adventures in Odyssey Bible reaches children in that sweet spot when they’re developing their capacity to understand deeper spiritual truths."
Thirty years of faith-based learning
The Adventures in Odyssey audio drama is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. The program has captured the hearts of children around the world thanks to its good storytelling and faith-affirming entertainment.
"We regularly hear from children who share with us what a big role Adventures in Odyssey audio dramas have played in strengthening their faith," said DeMoss. "We believe the NIrV Adventures in Odyssey Bible will give them an opportunity to listen, learn, and live out biblical truths with the company of trusted friends."
The NIrV Adventures in Odyssey Bible is available now exclusively via the Focus on the Family Store (available at store.focusonthefamily.com) before going to wider release starting on Sept. 18. It is available in hardcover and two Italian leatherette editions. Families can learn more about the NIrV Adventures in Odyssey Bible at www.AIOBible.com.
For media inquiries, please contact Allison Meggers at 719-266-7557 or Allison.Meggers@fotf.org.