The recent package I received from Zonderkidz, the children’s publishing division of Christian publisher Zondervan, made me wish for a “do over” with my sons. Inside it were several fantastic resources that are perfect for sharing the faith with your children.
Let me note up front that the books I’m going to share with you are not published by a Catholic entity. These are actually “story bibles”, so the language has been re-written to make the books accessible for little ones. I strongly feel that these resources should be used in conjunction with a Catholic bible — for example the New Catholic Children’s Bible — and that Mom or Dad should have his or her own Catholic bible on hand for reference when questions arise.
That being said, the books I’m about to share with you are simply lovely. The meld terrific, accessible writing with gorgeous illustrations to bring the Word to life. Zonderkids has even complimented the books with audio and video resources that will become treasured listening and viewing opportunities for your family. Today, I’m happy to share these books with you and invite your thoughts in the comment box about using children’s bibles in your home.
The Jesus Storybook Bible Collector’s Edition – The award-winning Jesus Storybook Bible is now available in a collector’s edition that includes a beautifully crafted book with ribbon marker, audio CDs narrated by David Suchet, and a DVD with animated videos of all forty-four stories packaged in a slipcase box. See the video below for a sample of the video animation from this product.
I also reviewed this book in the lovely “Italian Duo-Tone” version (think a kid-friendly facsimile of leather) that would be very nice for gift occasions.
The Story for Children, a Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition – The Story for Children Deluxe Edition is a unique collection of 48 Bible stories written by beloved pastor and writer Max Lucado with Randy Frazee and Karen Hill and tells the big picture of God’s enormous love for his children. This very special edition includes The Story for Children and three enhanced audio CDs of all 48 stories narrated by Max Lucado in a slip case gift box.
As a companion to Max Lucado’s The Story for Children, check out God’s Messages for Little Ones: The Story of God’s Enormous Love a lovely little devotional book containing 31 inspirational daily entries that combine scripture with practical applications.
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Do you use a children’s bible in your home? What’s your favorite version?