This Bible book for children comes with 2 DVDs that go along with the stories. There are over 100 Bible stories in this book. Each story is on a 2 page spread with pictures and a couple paragraphs (in large print) of writing. The stories on the DVDs can be watched in clips or straight through. Although nothing unBiblical about the stories, I was disappointed in how most of them didn’t use the whole story. They did use the main points so the stories would be good for a very young child with a short attention span. I also did not like that the DVD didn’t follow the book word for word. Do you remember those read along tapes and books that you turn the page at the sound of the tone? I used to LOVE those when I was my daughter’s age and learning to read. I was hoping that this set would be similar but it was not.
I have 4 & 2 year old girls who did not seem to care for these DVDs & book compared to other children’s Bibles and Bible stories on DVD that we own. To be honest, I am not a huge fan of the illustrations (not that I could do any better because I can’t) but a young child (1-2 years) would probably like them. I teach 2-3 year old Sunday School class at my church and I plan to use the DVDs as they coordinate with our lessons. I did read in another review that there was a scripture reference error on one of the DVDs which I did not catch myself. I will have to investigate that further before using them in my class.
I am a HUGE fan of sharing Bible stories to young children because they are so open to them. Ultimately, whether you do it through this book or another, teach your children the values of God’s Word from the moment they are born!
In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission I am required to disclose that Thomas Nelson provided this book for free in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.
By: Gwen Ellis & Illustrated By: Steve Smallman
Categories: Bible Study, Books, Parenting
We have a children’s Bible (sounds like about what this one is) from this line. The stories are awful short; but I figured it’s just because little ones have such short attention spans and it teaches them the basics. We actually borrowed a DVD from a friend from them as well. It’s cute; but Tressa pays no attention to cartoons at this point unless they are singing. I’m really curious to know what scripture reference was wrong.
The other review that mentioned that he found a wrong scripture reference did not say what one it was. I will have to watch the DVDs and follow in the book to see if I can figure it out. He said that the book did not have the same error.
Personally, I prefer The Beginner’s Bible and
the American Bible Society-Read and Learn Bible (scholastic)