The Bible can be difficult to understand, even for adults. So how can we make it clear for young children?
Bible Stories Every Child Should Know is a delightful book that will help you teach God’s Word to preschoolers and early school-age kids. It’s a colorfully illustrated 365-page hardcover storybook that retells more than one-hundred-twenty stories from the Bible, beginning with God’s creation in Genesis and ending with John’s vision of heaven in Revelation. The stories stay true to Scripture, but they’re told in simple language that young children will easily understand.
The stories are all between two and four pages, making the book easy to read one story at a time. The author also does a great job linking the Old Testament stories to God’s eternal plan and its fulfillment in Jesus. For example, children will learn how the story of God leading the Israelites out of Egypt points forward to Jesus, who leads His people out of sin. You’ll find the few short questions at the end of each story will help spark further discussion between you and your child about God, His Word, and the Gospel.
In addition to popular narratives like Noah and the flood, Jonah and the big fish, and the birth of Jesus, Bible Stories Every Child Should Know also covers less familiar characters like Balaam and his talking donkey and Ezekiel with his vision of dead bones coming to life. Teach the children in your life how to persevere in trials by sharing the stories of faithful men and women of the Bible like Abraham, Joseph, Ruth, and Daniel.
Whether you teach children, have children or grandchildren of your own, or know someone with a young family, request a copy of Bible Stories Every Child Should Know, and begin to share God’s Word with the youngsters in your life.