Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Beginner’s Bible by Zondervan

There are many bible story books that use the words, "beginner" and "bible" in their titles, - but this childrens' bible produced by Zondervan, known as the The Beginner’s Bible® is the proto-type of bibles made for children.  Having read many other bible story books, this is the first time I have read the Beginner's Bible.  This is a reprint and revised edition of the original that was first published in 1989. 

From the start I was impressed by this bible.  The bible stories contained are true to the bible- complete with bible references, but simplified for young children.  The illustrations are simple and colorful.  The faces of the illustrated characters and figures are expressive with bold, piercing, wide eyes.  The bold lines and contrasting colors will draw in children of all years.  From the first story, my toddler was engaged, and listened to the story.  Each page features a bold drawing with a few lines of text.  The format is not too overwhelming, and each story is quick to read.  

This bible is thorough and complete.  Unlike many bible story books that seem to include only a few bible stories, with 511 pages, this bible contains a thorough selection of all the most important and well known stories and selections from the bible.  This choice is a good solid bible to build a foundation for young children.  As a blogger for booklook I received a copy of this bible published by Zonderkidz for the purpose of writing this review.  

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