The Story for ChildrenThe authors of this story Bible have broken up the Bible into 31 chapters.

At the beginning of each “chapter” in The Story for Children: A Storybook Bible there is an introduction to sort of set the stage for the stories to follow. Clever. At the end of each story within the chapters there is a section on the sidebar concluding the story entitled: “God’s Message.” This prose seems to present a sort of message from God in light of what happened in the story. Again, very clever.

It seems as though the authors (Lucado, Frazee, and Hill) are trying to make the stories Scripture connect personally to young hearts. In fact, that’s exactly what they are doing:

In this collection of great Bible stories, we continue that tradition [of passing down to our children the legacy of God’s Holy Word], while adding some interpretive thoughts to help children grasp God’s grand plan for their own lives. Our goal? To show that each one of us has a unique place in a much larger story. We want your children to see that Scripture is more than a collection of fascinating characters, thrilling adventures, and dramatic encounters. We want them to accept God’s purpose in creating them, his desire to reunite with them, and his incomparable, amazing love for them.

What a great goal!

There is nothing earth-shatteringly new that this story Bible brings to its contemporaries in children’s Bible literature. However, I commend the authors heart in offering yet another deep and meaningful children’s story Bible to children and their families.

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Specifics

Is The Story for Children a full text of the Bible? No.
Does this story Bible have a lot of Bible stories in it? Yes.
Are the major Bible stories present? Yep.

Number of pages: 288
Age range: 4 – 8 years
Publisher: Zonderkidz, June 21, 2011

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I am 64 years old and have been teaching Sunday School for nearly 3 years to ages 5-9. I have never taught before but I love teaching these youngsters. Six of my 7 students just graduated to the next class. I now have one 5-year old, three 6-year olds and one 8-year old. I would love to have this story book for my kids.

  2. I’ve been working with kids for 41 years now, from newborns to teenagers, and I love them all.

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