Reading the Bible Through in a Year Series:
1. Free Bible Reading Plans for the New Year
2. Books to Help You Read through the Bible
3. Recommended Children’s Story Bibles
If you are looking for a good story Bible to use with your children, here are some excellent choices. The ones we used with our kids were good, but I like these even better. I wish they had been available when our children were younger.
The Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Points to Jesus as the center of every Bible story. As the subtitle says: “Every story whispers his name.” Recommended for ages 4-8.
The Big Picture Story Bible, by David Helm and Gail Schoonmaker. Presents the individual stories of the Bible within the bigger storyline of God’s love for the world. Focuses on God’s “big promise” that was eventually fulfilled through Jesus. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Mighty Acts of God, by Starr Meade. Taking a panoramic, chronological look at the character of God from a Reformed perspective, 90 Bible stories focus on a particular trait or truth about God to help children better understand their heavenly Father. Includes applications and discussion questions. Recommended for ages 4-10.
Read-N-Grow Picture Bible, by Libby Weed and Jim Padgett. Large comic-book format with simple text placed beneath realistic pictures. Faithful adaptations of the Biblical stories. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Step into the Bible, by Ruth Graham (daughter of Billy Graham). This family devotional presents brief re-tellings of 100 Bible stories accompanied by photographs along with brief discussion questions and memory verses. Each devotion takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and has been used by four generations of the Graham family.
The Child’s Story Bible, by Catherine F. Vos. More than two hundred stories from the Old and New Testaments faithfully retold in simple language with illustrations. Recommended for ages 6-12.
I also have fond memories of this story Bible that my parents read with me and my siblings when we were kids.
(The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes, by Kenneth Taylor)
What resources have you found helpful for reading through the Bible with children?
Related post: 5 Reasons to Read God’s Word This Year
Note: The Bible Memory Version is available for purchase here at my website (in ePub or Kindle format) and also through Amazon or Barnes & Noble. If you don’t have an e-reader, you can download a free e-reader here.