Thursday, February 25, 2010

Children's Bible Help

I have been looking for a good children's bible for Fritter and Ladybug. One that has pictures to keep them engaged, but that also reads well. By that, I mean that I want something that tells the stories accurately, and not so abbreviated like many children's bibles do. A bonus if it uses the actual language of the bible. Also, I want something that tells all the stories (or at least most) and not just a handful. I've been looking at this one, this one, and this one, but without actually seeing them, I can't tell if they are what I'm looking for.

So, my question is, do you have a children's bible for your kids and if so, which one? Do you like it? Or do you just read your bible to them? I don't think I'd even know how to start if I did that. I don't know my bible well enough myself. That's one of the joys of having kids, I can learn along with them.

Anyway, any help or advice would be appreciated!

1 comment:

Milehimama said...

We have the New Catholic Picture Bible by Lovasik. It doesn't have the actual text of the Bible in it, but the stories are accurate and engaging. My 8-11 yos can read it on their own and there are large illustrations but I can read it to the younger ones.

I also like "Hear My Voice", which is a book of the Mass readings for kids. It has a children's paraphrase alongside the actual text, but it is arranged according to the liturgical year, not truly a bible.
http://www.prayerpress.com/buy_hmv2009milehimama.html
(disclosure - I liked the book so much I'm an affiliate for them, that link is coded for me.)

My suggestion is to get a bible that the kids can read - but still read the actual text and biblical language to them, too, and discuss.