Best Kid’s Bible

2013 January 28

I’ve reviewed the best three kid’s Bibles below.  All three are fantastic, but they are listed in order of our preference.

gospelStoryBible The Gospel Story Bible.  If you’re into gospel-centered resources like we are, this is probably the one to get.  I became aware of it at a recent Gospel Coalition conference, and it is very well done.  “Discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments.”  The art is great, the theology is solid, and the stories are one page long, with a few short discussion questions at the end of each story.  See the Jesus connections and gospel connections in every story, including the old testament stories.  This one isn’t just for kids.
jesusStorybookBible The Jesus Storybook Bible.  Another great Christ-centered kid’s bible.  “Every story whispers his name…” This one also helps see the Jesus connections in many of the stories.  The author has a connection to Tim Keller’s church, and if you’re familiar with Tim Keller, you won’t be surprised that this is a solid and insightful book, for parents and children, similar to the Gospel Story Bible.  I’ve included a link to the deluxe edition, since it’s only a few more bucks, and it includes audio CDs and a ribbon bookmark to save your spot.  Highly recommended.
 bigPictureBible The Big Picture Story Bible is a bit older, more traditional children’s picture bible.  Nice cartoon illustrations (maybe better if you’re not into the modern illustration styles), large text, and simpler text to read. The content is solid, but less text to read, aimed at young kids.  This has been recommended to me several times, and was probably the best children’s bible around for a while.
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