Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Favorite Bible : the Best Loved Stories of the Bible



Bring the bible alive!

The most treasured stories of the Bible come alive in My Favourite Bible.

Start your little ones on a lifelong love of God's Word!

This colorful and dynamic gospel-centered Bible storybook guides children through the foundational truths of Scripture. Each story is fully and vividly illustrated and includes a simple narrative with things children ages 4 - 8 love: repetition, rhythm, and energy, along with a key biblical theme, a key Bible verse, an activity page, and discussion questions. Adults and children will cherish time together as they grow closer to God.

My Review:

First things first. I'm a school librarian and I take notice of little details that most people don't. Like how a book is bound and the quality of the paper it is printed on and My Favorite Bible is superior on both counts. It's a solid little hardcover book with pages that are thick enough to withstand the chubby little fingers of eager toddlers. That's important when you're thinking about purchasing a keepsake bible. And this is definitely a keepsake.

I get the feeling that the authors definitely prayed over this project because they have managed to keep the spirit behind each bible story they share. There is rhythm and reverence in every tale, each complemented by cheerful artwork that is both childlike and engaging. The artist has cleverly hidden 77 butterflies within the pages of the book giving added enjoyment to young readers. An added bonus to parents and teachers is that each story makes a lovely readaloud and will be a pleasure to share. In addition, the authors have included both a family talk page (including a scripture and faith-based discussion ideas) and a family fun page (simple activities that compliment the bible story) at the end of each story.

This would make a great first bible for a toddler and ideal for beginning readers.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like to win a copy of My Favorite Bible : the Best Loved Stories of the Bible leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please put the title in the subject line. Draw will be held and winner announced on Friday December 23. Please note: unlike my other giveaways this offer is only for US and Canada. I'll be mailing the copy I was given to review and since it's a solid little thing the cost of mailing it would be prohibitive overseas.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. Please sign me up, we read from these kinds of Bibles every night with our now 5 year old. We could use a new one! I hadn't seen this one before.

  2. Good luck Melissa -- this is a beautiful bible and what a great tradition to start so young!

  3. Please sign me up, too, Kav. And thanks for sharing about this. It is enlightening to have a librarian's perspective on the quality of the book as we look forward to giving these kind of books to our next generation of little ones. :) I still remember how thrilled I was to receive my very own picture Bible.

  4. Consider yourself signed up, Sandra. :-)

  5. Oh! Please sign me up. I really enjoy Children's Bibles-with all the pictures:-) It's great to read to my younger siblings!


  6. Would love one of these for my Abbi Girl....