The Beginning Reader's Bible Illustrated by Marijke ten Cateis a really nice beginner's Bible for little ones. I would recommend this for ages 2 - 8. It has a nice hard cover, and exceptional Illustrations . The bible stories are wonderfully captured in each artwork.
The layout gives children an opportunity to take a passage of scripture, then find ways to apply it to life. For example, After the story, there is the scripture, a verse to memorize, an activity to complete, and then a short prayer goes along with the scripture. This children's bible is different from other children's bibles in that it includes the plan of salvation, as well as a reading chart where the child or adult can add the date the scripture passages were read, as well as lyrics to some popular bible songs, and a memory verse chart.
My 3 year old and my 6 year old both love the Beginning Reader's Bible, and as a parent, so do I. I definitely would recommend this to any family with children in the age range of 2 - 8. I think some of the wording could be a bit simpler, but overall definitely a good book for that "beginning reader" in your life!
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