by Christa Kowalczyk
Bibles for children are a beautiful addition to a family library. Various children’s bibles are available in almost every bookstore around the metro.
One of the greatest things parents would do to their child is to teach God’s good news. A good birthday gift is to give your kids a children’s Bible. This type of bible is written in a special way so that the younger generation will understand God’s sacrifices and teachings about hope and love. It can be used for Sunday school classes, home bible training or at church school. There are now many various types of children’s bibles.
Children’s bibles are often geared for particular age groups. It is easier to read and understand it because of its colorful pictures. Some versions even have pop-up pictures. It is designed to help and teach your child to understand and have their own opinion about Jesus. These bibles are now made available in foreign languages such as French, German, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish.
Listed below are different versions of Children’s Bibles:
* The Usborne Children’s Bible – This bible is a collection of the best-loved and best-known stories from the original bible. The stories are from the new and old testament. This bible is thoroughly checked by experts and illustrated by Linda Edwards. It has a price of 5.69 US dollars.
* Timeless Children’s Bible Stories – A 512 pages book, it seeks to make children understand the life of Mathew, John, Joseph and Mark. It is written by Catherine DeVries. This children’s bible is easy to understand because of the colorful pictures and text. The average cost of this bible is about 8.39 US dollars.
* The Lion Children’s Bible – It comprises important stories of the Old Testament. The stories inside it are perfect for bed reading, bible study. It is also advisable to carry inside the church for a Sunday mass. It contains 256 pages. The price ranges from 7 to 15 US dollars depending on the size and cover. For more information call (025) 542-6489.
* The Children’s Bible in 365 Stories– This is a beautifully written edition of new and old testament stories. It is perfect for bed time browsing stories and for bible study. It has a collection of colorful pictures that are printed on glossy paper. It contains 365 pages and is created by Mary Batchelor. This bible costs around 7 US dollars.
* International Children’s Bible – The readers can easily understand the wordings as well as the glossy and colorful pictures. It offers full-color maps, ICB text and colorful pages. It has 1504 pages and the trim size of this bible is five by eight by eight inches. The retail price of this bible is 19.99 US dollars. You can get this bible in almost every bookstore in town.
* Catholic Child’s Baptismal Bible-OE– It is perfect for young catholic children who are just beginning to know about Jesus. It is ideal for children aged six to nine. It is also a perfect way to teach young children about the life of Jesus. It is a collection of stories from the Old and New Testament that depicts sacrifice, joy, love and hope amidst suffering. It also includes an important story about Moses and his disciples. The retail price of this children’s bible is 13.46 US dollars but you can get it in bookstores for 15 US dollars.
* Children’s Everyday Bible – This is made to introduce young readers about inspirational tales from the New Testament. It’s ideal in everyday reading whether in bed, school or Sunday mass. It contains 365 stories which are easy to read. It also has colorful pictures that are carefully selected to fit the ideal depiction of the New Testament stories. It is available in the market for 15.74 US dollars.
* Pretty Children’s Bible – There’s a Korean version of this bible written by the famous Korean Author Aram Kang. It contains two CDs in both English and Korean language along with the book itself. With this bible, the children will be able to learn to speak in English by repeating what the native speaker recounts. It is suitable for children in grade school and in junior high. It contains 272 pages and was published in 2001 by Motung-Idol. It costs around 21 US dollars.
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