Publisher: Tommy Nelson
Stories Retold By: Gwen Ellis
Illustrated By: Steve Smallman
"Daddy, will you read me a story before bed?"
Every night my 4 year old daughter walks up to my husband with her Read and Share Bible in her hands, and asks him to read a story to her. They settle down on the couch, and Steve reads one or two Bible stories to our two year old, four year old, and seven year old. Each child listens carefully, while they admire the bright and colorful illustrations on each page.
The Read and Share Bible contains over 200 Bible stories. Each story is told in 2 brief pages, with an illustration on each page. The story ends with a simple discussion question to use with your young children. The short lesson format and bright illustrations are perfect for children ages seven and under. Many of the longer stories are broken down into smaller segments. For instance, the story of Noah is broken down into five shorter sections. You can view Noah's story (all ten pages with artwork) at this link.
I realize that some families take issue with Bible story books, but I'm not one of them. I appreciate books that simplify Bible stories for my young children. I want them to learn the stories from God's Word in a way they can understand and enjoy. The Read and Share Bible does just that! Steve and I have enjoyed reading it to our younger children, and they've enjoyed being read to. My seven year old has taken it to bed with him, to practice his reading at night, and my four year old has taken it to bed to enjoy the pictures before falling asleep. The illustrations and discussion question are my favorite parts of this story Bible.
We definitely recommend the Read and Share Bible for families, churches, and Christian daycares. Though it can be read by my seven year old, I feel the content is more appropriate for children ages 1-5.
Would you like a copy of the Read and Share Bible for your family?
I have one copy to give away to one of my readers in the United States.
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Entries will be accepted through Friday, February 18, 2011 at noon CST. I'll draw a winner that afternoon, and notify them. The book will be shipped media mail as soon as I receive a mailing address from the winner.
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