Caleb isnt quite reading yet, but we already have a bunch of kids Bibles. some are better than others, and I think the whole category is better named “books that contain Bible stories” but I guess “children’s Bible” is a lot easier to say. I really dont like it when they water down or obscure the gospel, like when one of them says something like: “God said dont eat from the tree, or bad things will happen.” yikes. “bad things?!” more like “you will surely die.” but that’s a soapbox that I wont stand on too long right now.
anyway, Caleb just received as a gift (thanks gramma and grampa!) what must be the best kids Bible ever, called The Big Picture Story Bible. it was just published by Crossway, and it is beautiful. it’s not just a collection of Bible stories, like pretty much every other kids Bible I’ve seen. they weave how all of scripture points to Jesus through the entire book, in simple words and simply beautiful pictures.
some other cool stuff about it: it’s a coffee-table sized book and a whopping 456 pages. the illustrations are bright, fun and very well done. I love how the artist uses different perspectives throughout. and, it is super cheap (for what you’re getting) at only $20 list (and even cheaper on amazon). check out the PDFs for a couple chapters at the link above.
Caleb seems to like the bright pictures as we read it to him, and I’m sure he’ll enjoy it as he grows. so go buy it for a kid you know.