While we are best known for our superb collection of books for our adult customers, we also have a small section for the next generation of theologians. I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the most popular version of our Children’s and Youth Bibles.
The most popular children’s Bible we have is the Jesus Storybook Bible.
This compact Bible is best-known for its vivid, colourful illustrations that appear on every page highlighting the most popular and important stories in scripture. The storytelling is simple but faithful to the original text. At the beginning of each story the author gives you the reference to the full story, so parents can read the full text in advance to help them explain the story to their child more fully if they wish.
Additionally, there are now a series of DVD’s available to go along with the Bible.
A second recommendation is the Spark Story Bible from Spark House Media.
This Bible is designed to grow with the child. In addition to the bright, colourful illustrations, and big beautiful text highlighting the biblical story, there are a few additional features that ensure you won’t be dumping this Bible just because your child is getting older.
Also, there are questions along the way to help your growing learner go deeper into the story. For example “Think of a time when you have been sad. How did God make you feel better?” and “If you were the boy who gave Jesus his food that day, what would you tell people about what happened?”.
For the tweens and teens in your family, we have two recommendations:
The Action Bible: God’s Redemptive Story, is a biblical comic book. At over an inch think it is loaded with incredibly drawn, action-oriented and attention-grabbing images that rival any of today’s comics or graphic novels. It’s so well done, they might just forget they’re reading the Bible (or, learning something!).
The Action Bible received the Christina Book Award’s ECPA Medallion of Excellence.
Also for the older children is the Manga Bible series, available either as a complete Bible or as individual books focussing on specific topics. Wonderfully drawn in the traditional style of Japanese manga cartoons, these works highlight the action and adventure of God’s story.