Not all children's Bibles are created equal. In an effort to have big print and big pictures, not every story in the Bible can fit. Ever wonder how and why certain stories are chosen for children's Bibles and what impact that has on our children?
Check out this GREAT resource that helps parents, pastors and all of us understand more about what different children's Bibles have to offer.
Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories for Young Children -by Andrew J. DeYoung & Naomi J. Krueger (Author), Megan Higgins (Illustrator) The stories of the Bible are full of surprises in this vibrant, colorful lift-the-flap book. With secrets to discover and unfold on every page, Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories for Young Children brings God's Word to life, from Eve to the story of Easter.
The Bedtime Bible -by Merce Segarra (Author) Rosa M. Curto (Illustrator)
As your child gets ready to close her eyes for bed, explore the world of the Bible with her in this soothing, child-friendly Bedtime Bible. Featuring 46 familiar stories retold for preschoolers, The Bedtime Bible uses rich, colorful illustrations that will allow your child to wonder and enjoy before laying her head to rest for the evening.
The Frolic First Bible - It goes through 10 stories from the Old Testament and 10 from the New Testament while using child-friendly language and providing a short take-away point to help apply the lesson of each story to your child's own life. As your child begins to take his first little steps, Frolic First Bible can help him take his first steps in faith and biblical literacy.
The Frolic Preschool Bible - It offers a Bible created just for emerging readers (3-5 year olds), the Frolic Preschool Bible highlights 20 stories from the Old Testament and 20 stories from the New Testament. The easy-to-read text and friendly, colorful illustrations invite preschoolers to learn more about stories and characters of the Bible.
The Family Time Bible - A story Bible with devotional content at the end of every story--perfect for families to read together any time. This story Bible offers captivating stories from the Old and New Testaments, thoughtful conversation starters, and helpful advice for parents. Perfect for families with kids ages 4-8.
Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible- editors Elizabeth F. Caldwell and Carol A. Wehrheim. Ideal for children ages 4-8, it has 150 Old and New Testament stories that are divided into 13 themes that relate to the lives of children. Diverse artwork welcomes all kinds of families. Includes 3 reflection questions - Hear, See, Act.
Children of God: Storybook Bible - Archbishop Desmund Tutu pulls together 50 of his favorite Bible stories. The collection represents an achievement in portraying the diverse peoples of the Bible and connecting Scripture with the multitude of ethnicities across the globe who seek to know and love God’s Word.
Whirl Kids Study Bible - Designed for Grades 3-6 is a complete NRSV Bible packed with Bible facts, trivia, book introductions, and mini–comics. It has a one-page introduction and seven sections to learn more about how the books of the Bible are organized. Kids learn how the story of God’s people spans thousands of years, 66 books, and hundreds of people. They’ll also see how the Bible is part of their story today.
Spark Bible (NRSV)-
Designed for grades 3-6 is a complete NRSV Bible, featuring stickers that introduce Bible marking methods, kid-friendly introductions to the books of the Bible, along with definitions, facts, trivia, and questions to help kids think about their faith.
The Children's Illustrated Bible- Selina Hastings (Author) Eric Thomas (Illustrator) Lots of background material for the budding historian.
Here We Stand Lutheran Study Bible
Features the NRSV translation as well as introductions, notes, and articles written by over sixty Lutheran pastors and teaching theologians. This resource is designed to invite confirmation students to experience the Bible and its message through solid background material, unique Lutheran insights, and opportunities for faith reflection. Biblical text is 10 point font; study notes are 7 point font.
You aren't going to believe the resource link below...
which is FREE (also free to make a donation,)
where you can click on any shelf and get background history
and a well crafted ANIMATED VIDEO
by a Lutheran pastor, Steve Thomason.
God's Word, My Voice: A Lectionary for Children by Lyn Zill Briggs. Want the children in your congregation to leave with God’s Word on their lips and in their hearts? This collection of The Revised Common Lectionary readings Track 1 (Old Testament, Psalm, New Testament, and Gospel), are paraphrased for children to be read aloud in Sunday morning worship, will help kids easily read and understand the word God has for their lives.
NIV Readers's Bible - When having children read the Bible during worship consider the NIV Reader's Bible for ease of understanding. We want to set them up for success!
Whirl Kids Story Bible: Classroom Edition - Designed for kids in pre-kindergarten through second grade, it is packed with essential, faith–building stories from Genesis to Revelation.
(* Best for reading aloud without difficulty showing pictures or reading from pages) Read the lively story retelling on one page as kids follow the action in the pictures on the other page.
Colorful borders organize the Bible into sections that help kids learn about the Testaments and remember different sections of the Bible. Stories include the Bible text reference.