Provides one Bible story for each day of the year, working through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and includes a brief section that outlines what life was like in biblical times, covering such topics as food, clothing, and work.Publishers Description
From the account of God's creation to God's revelation to John, each story in this children's Bible is chosen carefully to provide kids with a daily reading that will deepen their love of God's Word. In addition, the last section of the book provides an easily accessible Bible encyclopedia. Meant to help kids better understand what they are reading, it contains points of reference about life in Bible times, including civilizations, food, homes, towns, weapons, religious practices, work, and daily life. There's also an index of key people. This is a solid One Year Bible that will provide kids with a deeper understanding of God's Word, while instilling in them a love for reading their Bible every day. Start any day the One Year Way Do-able. Daily. Devotions. Perfect for kids ages 6 to 10 years, "The One Year Children's Bible" helps kids to engage with the Bible every day with readings they can understand. It features 365 Bibles stories (in historical order rather than biblical order) in easy-to-read text. The illustrations are colorful and engaging. Ideal for kids who are transitioning from a Bible story book to a real Bible.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.1" Width: 7.7" Height: 1.1"
Weight: 2.3 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
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|A logical next step up from a preschool Bible Feb 4, 2009|
|The Children's Bible is geared towards Ages 6-10, but my 4 year old will sit and listen to the stories. Each day of the year covers a bible story in historical order which isn't something you see every day. In a whole passage I only need to substitute a couple words here and there in order for it to be at his level. Here's a familiar story to most everyone that I think is a good representation of the easy to understand wording:|
"October 2 - Five Rolls and Two Little Fish
Jesus went by boat into the hills on the far side of Lake Galilee. When he found people waiting for him even there, he could not turn them away. He healed those who were sick until late in the day. Then Jesus looked at how many people had come. There were more than 5,000 men, plus women and children. Jesus turned to Philip, who came from nearby Bethsaida. "Do you know where we could by bread for all thse people?" Jesus asked. "It would cost far too much to buy bread for this number!" answered Philip.
Then Andrew, another of Jesus' friends, noticed a boy in the crowd who had with him a picnic lunch of five small barley rolls and two little fish. He brought the boy to Jesus. "This boy has some food," he said, "but it won't go very far!" Jesus took the food he was offered. "Ask the people to sit down," he said to his friends.
The people sat down on the grass and watched as Jesus took the food and asked God to bless it. Then he began to break the bread and fish into pieces. He passed it to is friends, who then shared it with the people. Th people shared the food among themselves and ate until they were no longer hungry. Then Jesus' friends went among the people picking up anything that was left. They collected 12 basketfuls of leftover pieces. More than 5,000 people ate that day and had more than enough to eat."
There is one main illustration on each two page spread, with a faint one to compliment it. I think that's just enough for the age range this book is geared towards. Some of the longer stories are broken down into two or three days so kid's attention spans aren't tested.
The coolest thing about this thru-the-Bible-in-a-year book is the "Life in Bible Times" section in the back. It is filled with factoid that bring biblical times to life. For example, Exodus 2:1-9 says, "Miriam's baby brother, Moses, was placed in a basket made of papyrus reeds from the banks of the Nile River." Who really knows what papayrus reeds are? You can look it up in the farming section and find this description:
"Papyrus is a reed found in marshy areas, particularly besdie the Nile River. It grew to about 10 feet tall, wth heads of greenish fern-like flowers. It's three-cornered stem was cut into strips, and the two layers were beaten together to make paper."
Other topics include: plants & animals, families, clothing, daily life, homes & houses, towns and cities, religion, work, trade & travel, civilizations, and weapons & warriors.
|Train Up a Child Jan 22, 2009|
|The Bible says to train up a child in the right way and when he's older that's what he or she will remember and adhere to. This advice is found in Proverbs 22:6.|
Partly this principle has to do with self-image. What we are trained to believe we are, we will be, more or less. My parents read to me and my brothers every night when we were very young, and from the age of 3 or 4, my dad took us to the library every 14 days to borrow more books. It's not surprising that we all love words and write coherently.
Comfort also has a lot to do with the principle expressed in Proverbs 22:6. Though people generally experiment through our teens and twenties and often longer--trying to find our own ways of working, and playing, eating and loving, to differentiate ourselves from those who raised us--eventually we are drawn back to our past--at least to the pieces from our past that made us feel good inside, safe, and loved back then.
Self-image and the kind of comfort to which we return are two things parents should keep in mind when choosing ways to train their children spiritually.
Tyndale House Publishers has made available The One Year book series that will help children appreciate the possibility of a personal relationship with God, and excite them about their own God-given potential to be more like Jesus.
The One-Year Devotions for Preschoolers has a brief one-page, large-lettered reading for each day of the year, featuring illustrations by Elena Kucharik, who did the Care Bears illustrations in the 1980's, and written by prolific children's book author Crystal Bowman.
Little Zoe, Jack, Kaitlin, and Parker are featured as examples of typical preschoolers who sometimes play nicely and sometimes don't, who can be silly one day and sad another day. Each example of realistic childhood activity is followed by a question. (Are you sometimes grumpy? Do you like to play dress-up?) and a reminder that God loves each of us for who we are and wants the best for all of His children. It's appropriate for ages 3 to 6.
Next, The One-Year Children's Bible is promoted as suitable for 6 to 10 year olds. It's quite a hit with my nine-year-old stepson. Nehemiah's not the most committed reader yet, but I only told him once on Christmas Day that I'd like him to read this Bible, and he's read it quite a bit since then. He keeps telling his dad and me what a "good book" this is and repeating his favorite stories, such as Samson's using "a dead donkey's jawbone" to kill 1,000 men.
For young adolescents and pre-adolescents, Tyndale has The One-Year Devos for Girls and one for boys too. The One-Year Devotional for Boys has the approval of my 14-year-old stepson who likes the way it "makes you think about yourself" by asking probing questions related to the short but pithy stories for each day of the year. (Do you find it difficult to get up to go to church? Are you sometimes tempted to do things that seem just a little bit wrong?) The boys and girls devotionals are marketed for ages 8 to 12, but I'd suggest them more for the 10 to 14 age group, who should gain insight from these devotionals into the relationship between belief and behavior. I find the girls devotional enjoyable myself.
As a stepmom and former children's church mnister, I know that if we want our children to take their spiritual lives seriously, they need serious training that's neither regimented nor superficial--something fun that provokes suitable soul-searching. Tyndale's The One-Year books are just right.
|Good Choice for Varied Ages Jan 1, 2009|
|I will be using the One Year Children's Bible for daily scripture reading with my children this year. My kids range in age from 1-9 and this is a good choice for our family. The recommended age is 6-10 but because I am reading it aloud, it will be suitable for us all. |
Each day, there is a short selection from scripture. It isn't a translation, but rather a retelling of a portion of the bible. The scripture from which it is taken is noted in the margins and there is a focus verse, from the New International Version, also noted in the margins. This is excellent if I want to keep my personal Bible reading in correlation with our family readings. I can use this reference instead of having to find a separate reading plan for the year.
Because this is a Bible and not a devotional book, there are no questions or life application portions in the daily reading. This actually works well since I'll be using the bible to read to a variety of ages and it would be difficult to have true to life stories that interested all the kids.
|Good but... Dec 16, 2007|
|I've already reviewed this product. Cleary this site needs to pick up the slack. This is a very good, very thorough Bible - but the age recommendation is WRONG. this site says it is for 4-8 year olds, but the Bible (on the back) says it is for 6+ year olds. |
My daughter is almost 4 so i thought (based on this sites description) that it would be great for us - WRONG. It's way too mature for her, and although it is illustrated, each story isn't - so it's just not for her.
But when she is older, i will definately be buying this again!
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