About the Bible: The Beginner’s Bible
The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million products sold. Now it’s redesigned with fresh new art that will excite children for many more years to come. Full of faith and fun, The Beginner’s Bible is a wonderful gift for any child. The easy-to-read text and bright, full-color illustrations on every page make it a perfect way to introduce young children to the stories and characters of the Bible. With new vibrant three-dimensional art and compelling text, more than 90 Bible stories come to life. Kids ages 6 and under will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner’s Bible just like millions of children before. The Beginner’s Bible was named the 2006 Retailers Choice Award winner in Children’s Nonfiction. (Copied from official website.)
The Beginner’s Bible is 511 pages in length and includes succint Bible stories with depictive illustrations. The back cover identifies the reading age, ages 4-8. The book is a sturdy hardcover; it is well bound, and the pages are thick. The publisher made excellent choices for the respective ages. The book includes a brief children’s dictionary.
There could have been more effort explaining the love of God and the love of Jesus demonstrated through the cross. Neither was there any mention of Christ’s payment for sin, not good. The text only states, “Jesus died on the cross.” (p. 451) On pages 498-499 the children can look at a color-coded and basic map of Paul’s missionary journeys. I love the map. It emphasizes the extant of Paul’s evangelistic efforts. I quote, ” He (Paul) told everyone about Jesus’ love for them.” p. 499
The artwork is okay. The artwork has remained similar throughout each edition of this book, and others like it. I did not like the eyes; all of the characters, people and animals, have “bug-eyes” (The “bug-eyes” are all the same, a little creepy). There are no visible eyelids except for Judas; he has eyelids. And on one occasion, when Christ carried the cross, his eyelids are visible. There is now an interactive website and app that includes pictures, stories, and games.
If you want to introduce your young children to the Bible, The Beginner’s Bible would be a good start.
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