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The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes

The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes by Kenneth Taylor

The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes is a children’s Story Bible which has been around since 1956. It was written by Kenneth Taylor who is best known for his work in creating the Living Bible and helping with the New Living Translation.

This Bible includes over 150 stories from the Old and New Testament. Each story is quickly covered in one page and features a full page colorful picture for children to look at.There are three questions to talk about the story with your child as well as a short one sentence prayer.

Our Opinion: Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers with note.

While the Bible is marketed for children ages 4-7, we think it ideal for use beginning with toddlers and young preschoolers (ages 2-3).

The one page stories are perfect for children with shorter attention spans. At that age, it’s important to provide children with a good foundation of Bible stories and this Bible is fairly comprehensive in the stories it includes.

NOTE: The only reservation we have is that the stories sometimes are told from more of a moralistic standpoint. This is why we recommend this Bible mostly for the younger ages.  Moralistic Bible lessons emphasize what children should do or not-do. But this is rarely the point of a Bible story. The Bible was written to teach us about God and about the good news that He sent Jesus Christ to rescue us from our sin. It isn’t inappropriate to emphasize moral behavior, especially for the youngest children, but parents may need to help children see the bigger picture and point them to Christ. There are other story Bibles that can help fill the gaps as children get older.

In Practice: 

For us (the Kunzemans), we use this Bible each morning at breakfast. We read and discuss one story daily. It’s quick (about 5 minutes) and it provides our two little ones with a good overview of Bible stories.  Sometimes we find a craft to go along with a particular story to make the story more memorable.

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