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Bibles for The Younger Set

11 Oct

Bibles make great gifts for birthdays and Christmas, and Zonderkidz has two just for the younger members of your gift list. Take a look!

NIV Inspiring Words Holy Bible

God’s word is inspiring, and what better way to express our love of God than through art created by our own hands. The NIV Inspiring Words Holy Bible contains over 50 ready-to-color illuminated verses on high quality thick paper as well as the complete text of the New International Version (NIV) translation.

Features include:

  • Beautiful cover with foil makes for a stunning gift
  • Over 50 pages of black-and-white illustrations ready to be colored
  • Each coloring page highlights an inspiring portion of Scripture
  • The full text of the bestselling New International Version translation
  • Presentation page for gift giving
  • Ribbon marker


To purchase this book, click HERE.

My Impressions:

The NIV Inspiring Words Holy Bible is perfect for elementary through high school girls. There are 52 verses to color while meditating on God’s word. It provides a wonderful creative outlet and encouragement to go deeper with God.


Once Upon A Time Bible for Little Ones

The Bible is not a fairy tale, but every great story happened “once upon a time”. The Once Upon a Time Bible for Little Ones features eight powerful and inspiring stories from the Bible in a treasured padded board book format and decorated with foil. This storybook includes tales of the baby in the basket, the birth of Jesus, and the boy that helped feed thousands, all illustrated with whimsical artwork by Omar Aranda. Each story is told in a way that will engage and excite young children as they hear the tales of real people of the Bible.



To purchase this book, click HERE.

My Impressions:

It is never too early to introduce children to Bible reading. The Once Upon A Time Bible for Little Ones reads like a storybook, complete with happily-ever-afters, but this sturdy board book is filled with God’s truth. Beginning with the story of The Creation, this colorfully illustrated book presents the story of God in an easy to understand way for your preschooler. 4 stories from the Old Testament and 4 from the New Testament will introduce your child to a lifelong love of Bible reading.


(Thanks to Zonderkidz for complimentary copies of these Bibles. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)



Children’s Corner: Two for The Tiniest of Readers!

21 Jun

Check out two new Beginner’s Bible books! They are great to share with your tiniest readers!


The Beginner’s Bible® has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million copies sold. With over five million copies sold, The Beginner’s Bible® is the bestselling Bible storybook of our time. Now there’s a condensed version for active little ones to take with them wherever they go. With a padded cover, this board book is soft, durable, and can withstand any child’s energetic lifestyle. Playfully illustrated, the storybook introduces toddlers to the Bible in an imaginative way. The accompanying text is simple so that children are engaged by and can learn eight cherished Bible stories, including Creation, Noah’s Ark, and the birth of baby Jesus.

To purchase, click HERE.


The Beginner’s Bible®, the bestselling Bible storybook of our time, is now in a special carry-along edition with over 30 stories! Children will love The Beginner’s Bible Carry-Along Treasury created especially for tiny hands to carry with them wherever they go. The carry-along edition features a smaller size, a go-anywhere handle, and an easy magnetic closure. Kids will come to know and love the key stories and characters of the Bible with this best-loved Bible storybook. Now updated with vibrant new art, The Beginner’s Bible® is the perfect starting point for children. Little ones will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner’s Bible® just like millions of children before!

To purchase, click HERE.


(I received these books courtesy of Zonderkidz. This post is a book spotlight only.)

Children’s Corner (+ A Giveaway) — NIV The Plans I Have for You Holy Bible

8 Mar

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. — Jeremiah 29:11

God has great plans for you. It’s true. The Plans I Have for You Holy Bible will inspire readers to dream about their future and to trust that God has great plans for each and every one of us.

The features of this latest addition to The Plans I Have for You collection include:

Introduction from author Amy Parker
50 God’s Big Plans pages tell how God had big plans for individuals in the Bible and his people as a whole, for example, Moses, Noah, Jonah, Esther, and YOU!
25 Promise Prayers pages focus on children asking God to help them fulfill his plans for them.
100 highlighted verses, including God’s promises as well as hopeful and uplifting verses
Presentation Page
Index to features
Index of highlighted verses
Lively two-color art from Vanessa Brantley Newton, illustrator of The Plans I Have for You picture book

My Impressions:

I loved Amy Parker’s The Plans I Have for You — a children’s book with Jeremiah 29:11 as its foundation. Now a Bible is available for children ages 8-12 that reinforces God’s big plans for them and the world. Using the very readable NIV translation, The Plans I Have for You Holy Bible includes highlighted key verses featuring the plans God has for His people, explanations of God’s plans with applications for kids, and prayers that can jump start quiet times. If you are looking for a Bible for that special child in your life, you need to check this one out.


Audience: children ages 8-12

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)



I have a copy of NIV The Plans I Have for You Holy Bible to give away. To enter, leave me a comment stating who you will be sharing this Bible with. I will pick a winner on March 22. (Due to shipping costs, US entries only please.)

Children’s Corner — NIV Investigator’s Holy Bible

8 Mar

Have you ever used a magnifying glass? It makes everything bigger and easier to see, right? Detectives and scientists magnify things to understand them better. Well that’s just what this Bible does—it’s a magnifying glass to help children understand the Word of God better.

The Bible is a gift from God, but many of the things written in the Bible are hard for kids to understand. In fact, sometimes they’re downright mysterious to kids. Using kid-friendly language and a detective theme, the two color NIV Investigator’s Holy Bible explains the Bible text for kids ages 6–10. Two central mystery-solving characters invite children to investigate the Bible using the following features:

Evidence—Bible book introductions answer what kind of book it is, who wrote it, what happens, and the “best part”
Breakthrough—answers questions kids might ask, such as “Who were the Philistines?” and “What is The Spirit of God?”
Scene—includes descriptions highlighting geographical information pertinent to a verse
Witness—explains the meaning and history behind Biblical names
Detective—quizzes students on what they have learned
Case Closed—explores how the events of a particular book of the Bible relate to children as individuals


My Impressions:

Wow! What a great Bible for kids! The NIV Investigator’s Holy Bible is a study Bible that will appeal to elementary aged children as they discover all that God’s Word holds for them. Using the easily readable NIV translation, this Bible adds a number of features that will make the Bible real — information on setting and author, meanings of names, and explanations of concepts. There’s even a quick quiz to help kids retain what they have just read. This Bible is just the thing to engage young minds and encourage them to explore what God has for them.


Audience: children ages 6-10.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

Children’s Corner: Wild About The Bible Sticker and Activity Book

13 May

61wKalmcM0L._SX398_BO1,204,203,200_The Adventure Bible comes to life with puzzles, activity pages, and 50 reusable stickers in the new Wild About the Bible Sticker and Activity Book. Featuring Bible time heroes and their adventures, activities are fun and engaging and will entertain as well as teach young children about familiar stories in the Bible.

Heroes and adventures include Creation, Noah, Moses, Esther, and the parable of the Lost Son.




My Impressions:

If you are looking for an activity book to keep your kids engaged during road trips, rainy days, or even church, then consider Wild About The Bible Sticker And Activity Book. Based on the Adventure Bible, this book runs the gamut of Old and New Testament stories with word searches, crossword puzzles, coloring pages, stickers and more. It’s also a great way to interest your child in learning more about the Bible stories featured.


Audience: elementary aged children

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

Children’s Corner — Easter Basket Books

25 Mar

My children are all grown now, but when they were small I liked to add a little something to their Easter baskets that was not candy. Here are two books perfect to include with the eggs and bunnies.

Tiny Bear’s Bible is a board book with rhyming Bible stories written by Sally Lloyd-Jones. This beautifully illustrated book features Tiny Bear and the promises God makes to him (and all of us!). It is targeted at children ages 2-5.



The First Easter Ever tells the story of Jesus’ adult ministry from His baptism through the crucifixion until his ascension into heaven. I really enjoyed Dennis Jones’ detailed illustrations, especially the facial expressions. The target audience for this book is children ages 4-8 and is perfect for read-alongs or intermediate readers.



(Thanks to Zonderkidz for review copies. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)


Book Spotlight: Adventure Bible for Toddlers

11 Sep

null.jpg_9628The Adventure Bible for Toddlers starts children ages 2-5 on the journey of a lifetime, teaching them about the Bible’s great stories and themes. It helps young children grow in their relationship with God using stories and art from the wildly popular Adventure Bible Storybook. With ten beautifully illustrated and beloved Bible stories from the Old and New Testament, this sturdy padded board book will stimulate toddlers’ minds and fill their hearts with love for their heavenly Father.


Catherine DeVries is a writer and editor. She has been influential in the development of many bestselling children’s Bibles and Bible storybooks including The Adventure Bible, The Beginner’s Bible and the Jesus Storybook Bible. She is also the author of My Time with God and many articles that have been published in professional magazines and journals. Catherine lives with her husband and three children in Colorado.

Jim Madsen has been illustrating for the past 15 years. He has worked on more than 50 books including the recently updated NIV Adventure Bible and the NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers. Jim lives in Utah with his wife and three children. He enjoys the outdoors, golf, and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles.

My Impressions:

The Adventure Bible for Toddlers is a colorfully illustrated board book featuring 10 well-known Bible stories, among them the Creation, Daniel in The Lion’s Den. Jonah and The Whale, and Jesus’ birth and life. A good first introduction for your young child, this sturdy book can become their favorite Bible to read and take to church. Make sure to check this one out.

Audience: Toddlers

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

This book will be available on 9/23/14. Click on the image below to order.