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NIrV Beginner’s Bible Devotional Pack (Zondervan)

_240_360_Book.1704.coverAs Christian parents, we should not spare when it comes to our children’s spiritual development and education. Bibles and devotional books are the best tools we can provide to them for the purpose of instructing them in cultivating the spiritual discipline of study.

I would like to introduce the NIrV Beginner’s Bible Devotional Pack (Zondervan), which contains the very well-known New International Reader’s Version Holy Bible and 365-day devotional book.

The Bible version is the New International Version and is rated to children 6-10. This Bible is not an illustrated Bible, though it contains few illustrations. It contains the full Bible text. That is why it is rated for kids from 6 to 10, because reading skills are necessary. This is a hardcover Bible and feels very strong. Something I particularly like about this Bible is the introduction and outlines of content this Bible offers. That introduces children to the context and main divisions of each book of the Bible.

The other book this pack contains is the Kid-sized devotions book. This book contains 365 devotionals, one for each day of the year. Every devotional comes with a Bible verse and a short devotional based on the verse. Devotionals are illustrated and this book includes the ABC of salvation at the end of it. It also comes with hardcover, which is the most appropriate format for kids, so you do not have to worry if they manipulate the book by themselves.

Christmas is coming and you may be still thinking what to buy to your kids. Well, here you go. This is a pack that will cover two needs; the need of a full-text Bible and the need of a devotional book that may help your kids to get used to a life of daily Bible study.

I highly recommend this pack to every parent who is looking for a Bible for their children on ages 6-10. I would recommend you to buy them even separately. You can buy just the devotional book in case your children already have a Bible, or vice versa.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Adventure Bible for Little Ones, by Katherine DeVries

730426The Christian literature market for children has been growing in recent decades. One can find Bibles or Bible storybooks for almost every age, which is wonderful. If you are looking for a Bible for toddlers, the Adventure Bible for Little Ones (Zondervan, 2015) is a good choice.

This Bible contains ten stories appropriate for toddlers. Both stories and narrations are short due to the specific needs and limitations of children of that particular age. Materials are very convenient and appropriate for children to manipulate this Bible. The covert feels cushioned and is strong at the same time. The forty pages are made of thick cardboard with rounded corners and feel strong enough (time will tell).

Pictures and figures are very well developed, and colors help to capture the children’s attention. As soon as I opened the box containing the Adventure Bible for Little Ones, my two daughters (5 and 1) put their eyes on the Bible and wanted to read it immediately. That tells me this Bible connects with children right away and they will enjoy reading it.

If you are a pastor and any parent in your congregation asks you to recommend a Bible for toddlers, do not fear to recommend this one. I would also recommend this Bible to parents or relatives who want to make a gift to a little one in your family. If you do not know what to buy to your kids this coming Christmas, you may want to consider this Bible. The price ($6.99 at Zondervan) is very, very accessible to every pocket, and will not affect your budget. You can buy it by clicking this link:

http://www.zondervan.com/children/children-s-bibles/adventure-bible-for-little-ones

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

I Want to be Just Like Jesus by Stephen Elkins (Tyndale Kids)

descargaChristian parents have the mission of instructing our children in the Word of God. That means we need to set a time every day to read the Bible and pray with them. If you already have a Bible for kids, good for you and keep reading it to your children. However, Bibles for kids present a small inconvenient; they only provide few Bible stories and most of the Bibles for kids include the same stories.

I want to present an alternative to Bible for kids without losing the spiritual component. Bible storybooks provide you with the best of Bible stories with applications for your children. “I Want to be Just Like Jesus” contains forty daily readings based on the character and attitude Jesus showed when he was in the world. For example: Jesus was dependent, Jesus was Humble, Jesus was faithful, and many other lessons children can learn from the Lord.

Every daily reading is divided into four sections. The first contains a Bible verse related to the topic of that day. The second page is entitled “Jesus in the Bible” and contains a short summary of the verse presented on the first page of the section. The third page is entitled “Jesus in me” and is an application that teach your children to apply the attribute or characteristic he or she has learned that day. Finally, page four contains a short prayer your children can repeat or event memorize.

Graphics are very well developed and include children figures and characters so they may feel identified with the story. The hard cover feels strong and resistant so you can be confident this book is going to resist children manipulation.

I would like to highly recommend this book to all the parents who are committed to daily read Christian books to their children. For those who are not, this is a wonderful book to introduce your children to the spiritual disciplines of daily Bible reading and prayer. I hope you enjoy it.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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