The Golden Children's BibleThis is a retro children’s story Bible

All of the amazing graphics and technology that is available to us in both print and digital form sets up certain expectations for us when we encounter a story Bible for kids. We expect likeable, crisp and modern graphics. We expect a product video, online demonstrations, and even digital games that sort of extend the Bible reading experience.

Not so with The Golden Children’s Bible. I imagine it was in an era when story Bibles were controversial because they were redacted for children, that The Golden Children’s Bible was published. When I leafed through this children’s Bible, I was brought back to my childhood and what I remember story Bibles to be: mimeographed pictures surrounded by lots of words.

With all the new and better marketed children’s Bibles on the market, The Golden Children’s Bible remains as a seeming relic from a generation past. As a growing connoisseur of children’s story Bibles, I appreciate the beginnings of a genre of literature that it most likely spawned.

While probably not even close to the top of the list for a family or a church to purchase, I think modern children would find the story Bible quickly boring to them (for better or worse).

Still, I find it fairly nostalgic and I imagine those over 35 might feel the same way!



Is The Golden Children’s Bible a full text of the Bible? No.
Does this story Bible have a lot of Bible stories in it? Yes, a lot of them!
Are the major Bible stories present? Yep.

Number of pages: 512
Age range: 3-7 years
Publisher: Golden Inspirational; Reissue edition, July 25, 2006

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Published by Jeremy Mavis

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4 replies on “The Golden Children’s Bible | Children’s Bible”

  1. I would give this to our Children’s Church director to use for the kids. She has been giving away Bibles to the kids and teaching them to memorize the books of the Bible.

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