"Do you know what the best book in the world is?" my 4-year-old asks, confidently. "The Bible!" she yells out before I have a chance to reply, "because it has God in it." (I can't possibly argue with that).
The Jesus Storybook Bible came highly recommended by many of my readers. When it arrived, I immediately sat down and, in a short matter of time, read the entire book cover-to-cover to my girls.
We were captivated by the creative, artistic illustrations:
The vocabulary in the stories is expansive enough to ensure solid learning, while being childlike enough to be absorbed by little ones. The author points to Jesus in every story, often referring to His "Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love."
This is clearly not a word-by-word translation from the Hebrew or Greek. As the title infers, it is a story. As such, the author takes some liberties to encourage imagination, but it is done in a subtle way - retaining the original details and core messages of each passage.
Which children's Bible is your favorite? What translation of the Bible have you been reading lately?
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*UPDATE* The winner is #16 Ashley. Congratulations!