Recommendations for Children's Bibles

  • Friday, September 3, 2010
  • This is a repeat of an earlier post but the question for buying Bibles for children has come up again with the Christmas season and here are my top 3 recommendations:
    1. For young children: The Big Picture Story Bible
    Here is what the publisher says: "No child is too young to begin learning about the greatest love story of all God's love for his people, as portrayed in the Bible. David R. Helm and Gail Schoonmaker collaborate to create a beautifully illustrated book of Bible stories especially for children, written with simplicity. Rather than simply retelling the most familiar short scenes from the Bible, this book presents the "big picture", the unified story running through the Old and New Testaments. This delightful book will help children learn the Bible's whole story and begin to appreciate the fulfillment of God's promise to his people. The Big Picture Bible Story Book is perfect for parents to read to their children, and eventually, for children to read on their own. It is an excellent way to introduce them to a book that will guide them through all of life."

    2. For preschool through early elementary: The Jesus Storybook Bible, Every Story Whispers His Name.Here is what the publisher says: "Containing forty-six Bible stories from creation to Revelation with beautiful, rich, and vibrant artwork, The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures and discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God's great story of salvation - and at the center of their story, too."

    3. For the reader and a full text Bible, I recommend the Children's ESV Bible (even though Pastor Tom teaches from the NASB). It reads easier and has over 200 illustrations that are well done.


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