The first thing I noticed about The Beginner’s Bible when I unboxed it was how well it’s made. It has a nice and sturdy hardcover and a nice weight to it (maybe a little too heavy for very young ones), so be careful to not drop it on your toes. The cover design is really nice and features some character graphics from the stories inside.
The table of contents is broken down by Old and New Testament, just like a standard Bible would be. The Old Testament contains 48 stories while the New Testament has 46. Normally I would list them, but this is a huge list and I don’t want to bog you down. However, I will name a few for you!
- Joshua and the Spies
- Isreal’s First King
- Naaman is Healed
- Fiery Furnace
- A Captain’s Faith
- Money in a Fish
- Earthquake in Prison
The pages of The Beginner’s Bible are filled with beautifully drawn and colorful pictures. The font is nice and large and very easy to read, which I really think is great for children. Under the title of each story are the book and chapter(s) that story comes from. Another great thing is that each story is fairly short without lacking important facts. Many Bible chapters are exceptionally long, and while of course, I do not think the Bible is boring, we all know children can get fidgety and lose interest in a story if it goes on for very long.
The Bible has some content that isn’t necessarily kid-friendly, but the stories are made to be easy to children to comprehend. I don’t think any of the stories are more than 10 pages long. At the very end of the book is a small dictionary with some words that may be unfamiliar to younger children. These words can be found throughout the book in italicized font.
WHAT WE THINK
As I stated earlier my plan was to use this with Lucas. I wanted him to have an easy and fun way to learn to read Scripture. When I showed Lucas The Beginner’s Bible for the first time his face lit up like a Christmas tree. He was so excited to have his very own story Bible. We’ve been using the Bible as part of story time for school and for reading practice, and I believe he’s taken it to Sunday School a few times as well. We really like the size and layout of The Beginner’s Bible. It’s the perfect Bible for young children and early readers. It would also be a great book to save and hand down to future generations. Lucas and I loved reviewing The Beginner’s Bible and I recommend this for all Christian homes.
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