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 @ Mama Says 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.
(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.