A Child's First BibleEvery children’s Bible is unique!

At least, that’s been my experience so far. Each Bible story book takes a different approach than all the other ones on the market, which is really good. However, some do a really good job at their particular approach while others don’t do a particularly good job at their unique contribution.

Kenneth N. Taylor, on the other hand, does a wonderful job with A Child’s First Bible. There’s no table of contents in this children’s Bible… it’s just one, simple, continual story line. Each page is almost a different story, unless the story is long, then it might take a couple of pages to complete it. Taylor adds a question or an imperative comment at the end of each page. This simple addition is perfect for intentional interaction as a reader engages with this story Bible.

Of course, in a children’s Bible that’s for preschoolers and early readers, the author has to decide which stories to highlight and which to exclude. Kenneth Taylor seems to have been able to sidestep this common decision by going with one giant, long, yet simple, story line. He does have to exclude things, obviously, but he does so by still mentioning the story, or the content. It’s a great story Bible that stays true to the story line, while not excluding content or leaving it out in the traditional way.

That’s it. This children’s Bible is just that: very simple. There’s no other tricks or “cool” features. It just tells the story and asks a question or makes an imperative statement.

I really recommend A Child’s First Bible.


Is A Child’s First Bible a full text of the Bible? Nope.
Does this story Bible have a lot of Bible stories in it? Yes.
Are the major Bible stories present? Yep.

Number of pages: 262
Age range: 4 – 8 years
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, September 1, 2000

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Published by Jeremy Mavis

Married to one. Father of two. Friend to several. Blogger to many. Pastor to all. And a passionate follower of Jesus Christ.

One reply on “A Child’s First Bible | Children’s Bible”

  1. My favorite thing about children’s ministry is the excitement in a child’s eyes as they learn more about Jesus. Each child is so precious, and I love them all!

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