Do you have a Bible for your children? Many parents buy story books for their children with stories out of the Bible because they do not believe that their children will be able to understand the Bible. I continue to encourage parents to buy an actual Bible for their children so that they can begin to read God’s Word for themselves.
In the online article Choosing a Child’s Bible, writer T. Capps provides some excellent guidance in selecting the right Bible for your children. Important considerations are:
1. Make sure that you purchase a Bible that is the right reading level for your child.
2. Buy a Bible that is the complete Bible, and not just one part. That way, your children learn from young about the Old and New Testaments.
3. If the Bible has pictures, ensure that they are accurate and not cartoon characters or scary. The Bible is not a cartoon book, and children should not think of it as such.
4. Purchase a Bible that has maps and other information to help your children learn more about the time periods. Maps, timelines, etc., offer assistance to children and make the Bible more understandable.
5. Make sure that the Bible is durable and further consider a cover for it so that it can last many years.
The author makes many more helpful suggestions. Spend time considering what Bible to purchase as it will be a prized possession for your children for many years. To read the entire article, click here.