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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Children's Bibles

Many years ago at our MOPS group, an "older" mom came and spoke about leaving a Christian legacy for your children. She told her story of raising three girls and showed several Bibles that were well-used and well-loved in their home and lives. I really appreciated her sharing about this subject at the time, since I had one young daughter. Bibles sure have changed since I was younger, I had a King James Bible with a few pictures for a while, then I had this one, The Children's Living Bible with pictures by Frances Hook:



I will show some of our favorites, and hope you will find a new one for your child to delve into God's precious Word, which is so simple and so deep at the same time!

This first Bible was a gift from a "Grandma" in our Bible Study group when our daughter was born. It is falling apart and held together by packing tape in more than one place. It is called The Baby Bible Storybook, by Robin Currie (who adapted the stories) and Cindy Adams (ill.)

We also liked  Baby Bible Stories About Jesus [Hardcover] by Robin Currie
And More Baby Bible Stories, also by Robin Currie. See how well-loved our copies are? After four kids, they should be!


Baby's First Bible (The First Bible Collection) by Colin MacLean and Moira MacLean
The above Bibles are all board books, with cartoony pictures, but the next one is more realistic, not so cartoonish. 


Another Bible that my preschoolers liked is called, "My First Bible (in Pictures)", by Kenneth N. Taylor. This Bible had short stories for a variety of characters and lovely drawings inside.



My older preschoolers like the Beginners Bible, although it does not have all of the Bible stories in it. When kids begin to read, we really liked getting them their own Bible. We like the NIRV, or the New International Reader's Version, which had shorter sentences and easy to understand words.


I love these verses from Deuteronomy 11: 18-21: Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.


Maybe one of these Bibles will help your child know God in a more intimate way-- isn't that so very important?

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