2 Great Children’s Bible
One of our family’s favorite books to read with our children is the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones. Here is the description from Amazon:
The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. At the center of the Story is a baby, the child upon whom everything will depend. Every story whispers his name. From Noah to Moses to the great King David—every story points to him. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle—the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the Story unfolds, children will pick up the clues and piece together the puzzle. A Bible like no other, The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation—and at the center of their Story too.
I will add that this is not a substitute for a children’s bible. Jones elaborates quite a bit on the Bible stories and adds application to the stories. It is also good to have a children’s Bible that doesn’t add anything, but just retells the bible stories. We love this book in particular because Jones does a fantastic job of helping you see Christ throughout the Bible.
Another children’s Bible that we like is The Beginner’s Bible: Timeless Children’s Stories
The Beginners Bible is a great choice because it tells the Bible stories in kid language. We like it because it paraphrases all of the basic stories of the Bible without adding anything to them. It contains just the facts and no applications. We also appreciate that it doesn’t skip the scary yet necessary stories like the Fall into Sin and the Death of Jesus. (Yes, death and sin can be scary, but I want my children to know that Jesus has rescued us from them and they aren’t so scary anymore.)
This Bible is appropriate for children ages 6 and under and is also an easy read for young readers.
Do you and your family have a favorite children’s bible?