Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Building a Bible Library

Reading the Bible with my children has always been a favorite part of my day. Hearing them ask questions about the different stories and lessons being told. Requesting their favorites to be read...Jonah and Noah top the list! Learning about Jesus' love for us and falling in love with the whole story. The Bible is most certainly our all-time favorite bed-time read!


Now, reading straight from the Bible itself is of course the best way to learn God's word and His love and plan for our lives, but I have found that this can be a bit difficult with little ones. Their attention is just not there. Plus, I find that they have a hard time understanding the story as well. This is why I have really grown to love Bibles specifically for little children. Our favorite and most cherished Bible stories and Bible lessons are written in a way that is easier for them to understand. Some of our favorites have been The Jesus Storybook Bible and the My First Hands-On Bible.
 
 

The Jesus Storybook Bible is more like a paraphrase of the Bible stories whereas the My First Hands-On Bible is the actual chapter and verse in the easy to understand New Living Translation. Also, each story has activities to go along with the story to really help my kids understand what the story is about. Both of these children's Bibles have been read and enjoyed with both of my children whom are 2 and 5 years old.

Since we have read through these two Bibles a few times, I thought it was time to look into purchasing some new Bibles for my children. And, with Easter quickly approaching, what better gift to slip into their Easter baskets than new Bibles. I consulted my wonderful bloggy friend whom I trust for some advice on Bibles for children. She gave me a wonderful list and I thought that in case some of you were wanting to do the same thing, I would share that list with all of you!




The next couple of Bibles are devotional Bibles!




And a few for older children who are capable and ready to spend some time reading God's Word on their own!




I hope this list helps build your children's Bible library! I always said that one can never have too many Bibles in their house! If there are any that you have read and enjoyed with your children that you do not see listed here, would you mind sharing it with us in the comments?

What better way to show God's love for us to others this Easter than giving the gift of a great Bible to a little one {or bigger one} in your life?

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Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. ~ Matthew 28:19

4 comments:

  1. Right now we're using The Gospel Story Bible:

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Gospel-Story-Bible-Discovering/dp/1936768127/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332863001&sr=8-1

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  2. Great list!! A few of those are on my list as well :)

    I agree, Jessica rocks :)

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  3. I do like to use "storybook" bibles as well as "the real thing" to keep the younger kids interest. We memorize the real words, but use the storybooks to help explain them. We also really like the Children's Illustrated Bible (by DK, I think) because of all the fun/interesting facts along-side the stories. Very engaging.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Building a Bible Library

Reading the Bible with my children has always been a favorite part of my day. Hearing them ask questions about the different stories and lessons being told. Requesting their favorites to be read...Jonah and Noah top the list! Learning about Jesus' love for us and falling in love with the whole story. The Bible is most certainly our all-time favorite bed-time read!


Now, reading straight from the Bible itself is of course the best way to learn God's word and His love and plan for our lives, but I have found that this can be a bit difficult with little ones. Their attention is just not there. Plus, I find that they have a hard time understanding the story as well. This is why I have really grown to love Bibles specifically for little children. Our favorite and most cherished Bible stories and Bible lessons are written in a way that is easier for them to understand. Some of our favorites have been The Jesus Storybook Bible and the My First Hands-On Bible.
 
 

The Jesus Storybook Bible is more like a paraphrase of the Bible stories whereas the My First Hands-On Bible is the actual chapter and verse in the easy to understand New Living Translation. Also, each story has activities to go along with the story to really help my kids understand what the story is about. Both of these children's Bibles have been read and enjoyed with both of my children whom are 2 and 5 years old.

Since we have read through these two Bibles a few times, I thought it was time to look into purchasing some new Bibles for my children. And, with Easter quickly approaching, what better gift to slip into their Easter baskets than new Bibles. I consulted my wonderful bloggy friend whom I trust for some advice on Bibles for children. She gave me a wonderful list and I thought that in case some of you were wanting to do the same thing, I would share that list with all of you!




The next couple of Bibles are devotional Bibles!




And a few for older children who are capable and ready to spend some time reading God's Word on their own!




I hope this list helps build your children's Bible library! I always said that one can never have too many Bibles in their house! If there are any that you have read and enjoyed with your children that you do not see listed here, would you mind sharing it with us in the comments?

What better way to show God's love for us to others this Easter than giving the gift of a great Bible to a little one {or bigger one} in your life?

**amazon links are affiliate links

Linking up at:


null
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. ~ Matthew 28:19

4 comments:

  1. Right now we're using The Gospel Story Bible:

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Gospel-Story-Bible-Discovering/dp/1936768127/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332863001&sr=8-1

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great list!! A few of those are on my list as well :)

    I agree, Jessica rocks :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I do like to use "storybook" bibles as well as "the real thing" to keep the younger kids interest. We memorize the real words, but use the storybooks to help explain them. We also really like the Children's Illustrated Bible (by DK, I think) because of all the fun/interesting facts along-side the stories. Very engaging.

    ReplyDelete

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