With dozens of children’s resources available in the Christian market, it can be difficult to find some great books. The following Bibles are the best that I have found for use with children. My kids have been going back to these books again and again to read the stories, look at the illustrations, and learn more about the Bible.
The books are presented below in a suggested order for buying them for children starting at age 2. Click on the name of the book to be taken to the Amazon order page for that respective resource.
Your’s in Christ,
- Bro. Dave Crowe
1) The Big Picture Story Bible, by David Helm. (Ages 2-7) With full-page illustrations and an incredible overview of the whole Bible, this has been a favorite in the Crowe house.
2) The Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones. (Ages 2-12) Shows how Jesus is in every story of the Bible. Does a great job highlighting where He is in the Old Testament.
3) The Child’s Story Bible, by Catherine F. Vos. (Ages 0-12) The wife of a Biblical Theology professor at Yale wrote this Bible in the 1920’s. Vos took her husbands notes and wrote them out for Children. Though not as well illustrated as the others, its literary style is engaging for kids and full of rich theological truths.
4) The Action Bible. (Ages 4-14) This comic book style Bible was drawn by Marvel Comic and DC Comic veterans. Kids will love the illustrations and adults will learn more about the Bible as they read through this beautiful version of scripture.
5) Long Story Short, by Marty Machowski. (Ages 6-14) This is the devotional that the Crowe family has been working through this year. Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God s plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.The gospel is deep enough to keep the oldest and wisest parents learning and growing all their lives, yet simple enough to transform the heart of the first grader who has just begun to read. Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known.