Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Very Own Bible

Among the myriad of children's Bibles now available is My Very Own Bible by Betty Fletcher.

Here at Christian Children's Book Review, we see a great many children's Bibles. What sets this Bible apart is its small-hands size (about 5.9 x 4.1 inches) and the fact that it introduces young children not only to widely-told Bible stories (like Noah's Ark and David and Goliath) but also stories that are less often told in Bibles for little ones.

Some of the lesser-told Bible stories include: Moses parting the Red Sea, Gideon and his army, Elisha and the poor woman, Naaman, Queen Esther, the fiery furnace, John the Baptist, Bartimaeus, the poor woman who gave pennies, doubting Thomas, Paul and Silas in jail, and a succinct telling of what Heaven will be like (from the book of Revelation). Each Bible story is told in a two page spread, with the text on one side of the page and a colorful illustration by Lou Police on the opposite side.

What I Like: Small children love books that are diminutive, and while this Bible doesn't offer much detail for each story, it is a great introduction to many stories in the Bible, as well as to basic concepts like who Jesus is.

What I Dislike: If you're looking for much in the way of details, this is not the Bible for your child.

Overall Rating: Good.

Age Appeal: According to the publisher, 4 to 8, but I think, in general, it's more appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers.

Publisher Info: Harvest House Publishers, 2008; ISBN: 0736921532; hardback; $6.99

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