3 Excellent Children’s Bibles that Our Family Loves
One of my favorite ways to introduce my children to Jesus is through children’s storybook bibles.
We certainly read our fair share to them from the “big kid” Bible, but the storybooks help to bring the Bible stories to life and illustrate them in a way that’s more easily understood by children.
However, not all storybook bibles are created equal, and we try to be intentional with the storybooks we keep in our home.
We want to promote accurate understanding of the parts of scripture a storybook tells and not simply a watered-down-leaves-you-wanting-more version (or twaddle as Charlotte Mason would call it – I like her…).
Today I want to share with you three excellent children’s bibles that our family loves.
I’m often asked which ones I recommend so I thought, why not share it in a post?
Plus I would love to hear what children’s storybook bibles you recommend!
3 Excellent Children’s Bibles that Our Family Loves
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name – This was our first children’s story bible to read together as a family. We’ve read through it several times, starting when my oldest was just a few weeks old!
For the longest it was the only children’s bible on our shelf, and if you only have room for one single children’s storybook bible, this would be my recommendation. It is hands down my favorite children’s storybook bible to date.
The illustrations are wonderful, the stories included are accurate and helpful in pointing our children to Jesus over and over and over again.
God has used this little storybook to convict my heart numerous times! It’s not just for the kids!
We now own two copies because the first copy is beginning to lose some pages. It has been well loved … very well loved.
The Rhyme Bible Storybook – This storybook bible is the newest on our shelf, but it quickly became a family favorite.
I learned about this children’s bible from my friend, Liz at Steadfast Family. She has a wonderful Play Through the Bible series that she used with her oldest.
She often referenced this little gem of a bible in her posts, and I was intrigued. I added it to my wish list and waited for a good deal. I ended up finding it at Ollie’s for like five or six dollars!
The stories are written in poem format so the stories are catchy and easily memorized. Both of my boys enjoy this version, but my two year old especially. It’s fast flowing and beautifully illustrated.
We’ve read through it several times and each time it just gets better!
Read And Learn Bible – This poor bible is falling apart we’ve used it so much.
I like using this children’s bible during Bible lessons in our morning homeschool. The stories are super short but pretty accurate. I’m not a fan of the illustrations per se, but that’s a minute detail because this bible covers a lot of ground.
We use this children’s story bible a lot when we’re working through the Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum and the boys love it.
Plus it’s affordable and can be found at Walmart, Target, and even some grocery stores. It’s pretty easy to get your hands on one of these.
God’s Love For You Bible Storybook – This children’s bible is still relatively new to us, and I haven’t read each and every story yet.
However, I wanted to mention it here as a good option for supplementing the other storybook bibles.
Because this children’s bible has story after story after story of children and families from around the world.
It’s a great introduction to other cultures and the Church at large.
We’ve enjoyed reading the short bible stories followed by a longer story of other families, often children, of all different nations as a way to introduce my littles to a growing worldview.
It is our desire that our children know life outside our culture, so this children’s bible holds a special place on our shelves as one way to begin the discussions.
What about you? What children’s bibles do you recommend? I’d love to hear in the comments!
Other posts you might like:
- My Favorite Quiet Time Resources for Small Children
- How We Do Family Devotions
- How I Teach My Child About Jesus
- 8 Ideas for Family Prayers When You Don’t Know Where to Start
This post contains my affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy here.
Yay! I’m glad you guys like the Rhyme Bible! Thanks for mentioning it and the Play Through The Bible series. 🙂
I can’t add to your list because our #1 favorite is at the top of it. LOVE that Bible. Also, Sally Lloyd-Jones’ “Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing” devotional is like her storybook Bible: sweet, simple, gorgeous, and profound, all at the same time. I often read from it when I’m leading worship in church. Love your list! 🙂
We have the Jesus Storybook Bible and like it as well. There were a few things we didn’t love, though, so in looking for an alternative we found a children’s Bible that is illustrated but is not a paraphrase of the text. It works for us and our kids. The selections are simply the ESV text with big, colorful illustrations included.
I haven’t heard of the others that you mentioned. I’d like to check them out more. 🙂 One other picture book I like is a Bible ABC’s by Eric Metaxas. Each letter is a person from the Bible. It is great to introduce lots of people in the Bible and has fun illustrations.