Looking for a great Bible the the little ones in your ministry? The Read and Share Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishing is an excellent choice. The illustrations are lively and colorful. The stories are captivating, yet true to the Biblical text. For each story, the Bible reference is included under the title (a nice touch). Of all the Children’s Bibles I’ve looked at, this seemed to be the most complete.
Speaking from experience, kids really seem to connect to this book. This summer, I had a four and five year old at my Family Home Day care. Every day, they would beg to read from this Bible. Most days, we would read between 40 or 50 pages, and they were interested the entire time. We read through the Bible a number of times that summer.
I would love if this Bible would cover a little bit more of the New Testament. You’ve got the classic stories of Jesus, most of Acts, and then straight to Revelation. I would love to see some of Paul’s letters illustrated. Certainly, he gives some pretty clear word pictures that would be great to include in this text. Also a Table of Content for all the books of the Bible would be great. Right now, we’re learning about “How to use my Bible” and kids with this Bible are lost when we take a look at the Table of Contents.
Overall, great book. We were so impressed that we now distribute one to all the kids graduating from the preschool class to the kindergarden class. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback from parents as well.
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