We decided it was time to get them real grown up Bibles so they could take them to Sunday School and to aid in family discipleship. And after 30 minutes of searching for the “right” one we finally found one that we could agree on with the kids. You wouldn’t believe how hard it was to find one that Princess liked. But the end result was well worth it:
Our criteria for choosing children’s Bibles
- Big font, early readers need a bigger font
- a translation we agree with, the first Bible we got our kids was an NIRV. I wanted to buy them a Children’s Bible translation, but none of them fit the first requirement. As I update this post, I would probably not get NIRV and get ESV instead for their first one if the Children’s Bible wasn’t available
- Sturdy, because kids are hard on things
Read this post for more information on choosing children’s Bibles.
The boys picked the NIrV Discoverer’s Bible*, and Princess picked Precious Princess Bible, NIrV*. We also bought Bible covers to help protect their Bibles: Adventure Bible Cover Blue Medium* and a pink Bible cover which I can’t find an exact link to.
They all went to sleep with their Bibles right there with them.
And they’ve spent the last few weeks showing off their new Bibles to whoever will stand still long enough to find out about them.
Do you remember your first Bible? I remember mine, it was a pink International Children’s Bible, and I read it so much that eventually most of the New Testament would fall out in little pieces. I loved to look at the pictures and then find the story that the picture referred to.