As my children mature and grasp the message of God, there are instances where all they want is a simple story to reiterate how loved they are by, not only God, but us, as Parents. When we tuck them into bed, more often than not, they want a short story to be read to them, something that brings them comfort as they lay their head down for the night. To help them feel secure in the dark hours of the night, I like to read Bible stories to them, but have found it difficult to read straight from, say, my own Bible. I needed a version of the Bible that speaks to my young children through simple stories, vivid pictures, and easy-to-understand lessons.
Although my 7 and 8-yr-old children are able to read their Bible on their own, my 3-yr-old is not. So, when a Tommy Nelson representative reached out to me to see if I wanted to check out the Read and Share Bible, I thought it would be a great way to include my youngest son in our nightly Bible reading.
The Read and Share Bible is unique in its format and solid in Bible teaching. Packed with 200 stories that are simple re-tellings, the gigantic message of God’s love and care is sure to win the hearts of little ones and give them a strong Bible foundation to guide their lives. With over 400 pieces of art, this Bible Storybook is highly interactive as it encourages Scripture Memory and reinforces comprehension with quick activities for you and your children. Stories include Noah, David, Joseph, Abraham, Paul, and Christ as well as many other timeless Biblical characters and lessons.
Insider Look at Noah’s Arc:
To give you a sneak peek into the Read and Share Bible, I’m sharing one of my kids favorite Bible StoriesNoah’s Arc.
The first time I opened the Read and Share Bible, I was happy to see how it was organized in the Table of Contents. It starts at The Beginning with Genesis, however, each set of scriptures are set apart with a title to the story. It makes it easier for both Mom and Dad to find certain stories faster at bedtime. Check it out:
Secondly, I, especially, like the brightly illustrated pages of each scene. This gives younger children a better understanding of the story and keeps their attention.
In addition to the bright pictures and organized Table of Contents, there are short activities throughout along with opportunity for Scripture memory, which gives you more than just Bible Stories for young children.
I think this Read and Share Bible is made for younger children ages 5 and younger, however, older children can receive Biblical memory practice by reading aloud to younger siblings.
There is one small improvement that I’d like to add to the Bible and that’s an easier way for young children to carry it. Since, I feel it’s made for younger children in preschool, it seems necessary for it to have a handle on the spine of the book so little hands can carry it to Church, Grandparents House, in the car, and from room to room. It’s pretty bulky as you can see here:
At the end of the day, the Read and Share Bible has been a perfect addition to our nightly bed time stories, engaging my children with Biblical stories of inspiration and reiterating how much God loves us all. It’s helping me build a solid foundation of Christian values in my children for years to come.
You can purchase the Read and Share Kid Bible at your local Christian Bookstore or online at Amazon.com for the suggested retail price of $16.99. DEAL ALERT: Amazon has it on sale right now for $12.07!
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