The Bible In Pictures for Little Eyes
If you are looking for a family devotional book for you and your young children, this is a great overview of the Bible. We have the old edition, and now there is this new one. It was recommended to me by a good friend, Martha Hartog, and it has been invaluable to our little ones! The book walks through most of the major events of the Old and New Testaments, 183 of them. Each story has a picture with it that is Biblically accurate. There are also suggested questions to discuss at the end. The book says it is for ages 3 through 6, and that’s about right…although my 2 year old was at least able to parrot back a lot of the lesson even if she didn’t fully comprehend everything. And these were great reminders for my husband and myself, of course. This was my kids’ first “formal” exposure to some of these Biblical concepts, and I appreciated how it handled negative concepts like death, sin, hell, and punishment without flinching. For example, in the story of Korah and his sin, it just plainly tells the story of the earth opening up to swallow those who “wouldn’t mind God” and there was no happy ending for them. The stories of the crucifixion, however, evoked the most curiosity and quiet thought. Of course, the favorite stories were of Easter when Jesus rose from the dead. Bible Time at our house was profitable and easy thanks to this book. I’m looking forward to working through it again!