The Beginning Reader’s Bible

The first person who looked at this when it came in the mail was my 2 yr old daughter. She proceeded to then point out different pictures that caught her eye, such as the animals in Noah’s Ark and Adam and Eve. From a child’s perspective, it seems that this Bible story book is a hit.

From a mother’s perspective, the pictures are eye-catching and colorful.  My favorite aspect of this particular collection of Bible stories is that it has memory verses, a prayer from Psalms, and a “Do God’s Word” section for each story.  The “Do God’s Word” activities incorporate what they’ve read, or had read to them, in the Bible story, which helps make things more real for them. I like that. The biggest seller for me though is that each story isn’t a “this is what happened” type of story, they’re actually selections of Bible verses from the International Children’s Bible.

At the end of the book there are various “extras” such as a Bible story reading chart, a memorization chart, important verses (like Psalms 23 and The Lord’s Prayer), and lists (books of the Bible, 12 tribes, 12 disciples, etc).  The last page has a simple prayer of salvation next to a “child safe” rendering of the crucifixion. All in all, this is a book that will be around our house to years to come and will be read to all three of our children. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a children’s Bible story book that is more than just the story.

Thomas Nelson Book Page

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