My kids really like The Beginner’s Bible and now that the illustrations are familiar to them, they immediately recognize a book by it’s cover as one from the series. That being said they were really excited to see The Beginner’s Bible Timeless Children’s Stories.
I have to admit, the illustrations have never been my favorite. Their faces just seem a little silly to me which I don’t associate with the Bible. However, my kids don’t have my ultra conservative nature and since the illustrations are primarily what initially attract them to these books. I’m all for them. They are bright and colorful and detailed really bringing the story to life.
This book is for ages 4 – 8 and all three of my kids really enjoy it. It’s simple enough that the older two can read them outloud to my youngest. The stories are a bit long for my toddler so he’s always eager to turn to the next picture before we are done with the page! I definitely think 4 as the youngest is probably accurate since Jax is almost 3 and can’t hang for the whole story.
This book is much longer than most children’s Bible story books with over 90 stories. Many of them are favorites my kids are already familiar with but it’s a great introduction to others they don’t know so well like The Jars of Oil or Earthquake in Prison. Many of these stories even I had forgotten about. I think a lot of books for kids are in the habit of just doing the same big ones everyone knows like Noah’s Ark or Jonah and the Whale. This has those as well but so many more.
It’s broken down by Old Testament and New Testament so it’s good for kids to get used to the order of the Bible and each shows the Bible reference where the story is found. On days we have a little more time we go to the Bible and read the original story as well. While these versions stick to the accuracy of the Bible; they are just written in simpler terms for kids to understand. It’s interesting for them to see the difference.
The Beginner’s Bible Timeless Children’s Stories is a really in depth look into many Bible stories with illustrations that will keep your kids anxiously turning the pages to see the next!
About the Book
The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million products sold. Now it’s redesigned with fresh new art that will excite children for many more years to come.
Full of faith and fun, The Beginner’s Bible is a wonderful gift for any child. The easy-to-read text and bright, full-color illustrations on every page make it a perfect way to introduce young children to the stories and characters of the Bible. With new vibrant three-dimensional art and compelling text, more than 90 Bible stories come to life. Kids ages 6 and under will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner’s Bible just like millions of children before. The Beginner’s Bible was named the 2006 Retailers Choice Award winner in Children’s Nonfiction.
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