Sure to leave your children requesting more: My review of "The Toddler's Bible" by V. Gilbert Beers (Illustrated by Claudine Gevry
Are you looking for a Bible to read with your young children, or to give to other young readers in your life? Then look no further than "The Toddler's Bible".
Read on for my review, and check out the trailer for the Bible at the end!
Featuring 101 short stories, The Toddler's Bible is a treasure-trove of easy-to-read Bible stories told in a simple manner that will appeal to young listeners, aimed towards ages one to three. Although initially published in 1992, this version of the Toddler's Bible has been given a new cover and artwork to connect with a new generation of toddlers today. Many stories are featured, all the way from the story of Adam and Eve to Noah, Moses, David & Goliath, Queen Esther and, of course, Jesus. Not only does the Bible have a handy table of contents in the front, but at the end of the Bible is a list of "character values" and the pages on which to find them, such as the ability to look up stories about giving, bravery, or friendship.
The Toddler's Bible is a great addition to the Bibles available to families today. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful, sure to captivate your toddler's attention. Although the stories themselves are simply told, the pictures bring out greater details in the story and allow you to engage the listener by asking them what they see. Something I really appreciated about the Bible is that it doesn't gloss over the most important event of the Bible, Jesus dying on the cross, as some other Bibles for young readers do, although it keeps the story simple without details that would frighten a young listener. At the scene of Jesus dying on the cross, toddlers will hear that "Jesus wants to help us live with God in heaven. When we sin, we can't go there. But Jesus died to take away our sin. He wants to be our Saviour. He will if we ask. Will you ask Him?" What a beautiful description of what God has done for us, and a great invitation to lead your child to trust in him!
The greatest endorsement I can share is that my children literally begged me to keep reading the stories in this Bible, wanted "more, Daddy, more!". I highly recommend this Bible and give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, David C. Cook, for the purposes of this unbiased review.
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