Tonight I was sitting on the couch and Jakob was playing in his room when I heard him "uh-uh-uhing". I get up off of the couch to see what he needs and I find him sitting in the glider with the Bible in his lap and a huge smile on his face as he sees me.
I know what he wants. This isn't the first time I have found him sitting waiting for me (or beckoning me) with this book in his lap. Our nightly routine changed after I found this Bible at Barnes and Noble during a quick trip to pick up a Farmers' Almanac for David. I wasn't looking for a bible, but it's not everyday we venture into Corpus or into Barnes and Noble, so I decided to look around for a bit. Dangerous, I know.
I had told David's parents that Jakob could use a Bible for Christmas when they asked for gift ideas. They responded with an adult Bible in the King James Version. That is a great gift, but not something he'll be using anytime soon.
So anyway, the whole point of this post is to show you the best children's Bible I have seen. Ever. Now you should know that I have been teaching in Children's Ministry since I was in the ninth grade. I even spent a summer during college doing an internship at a large church in Houston in Children's Ministry. So I have had my fair share of exposure to children's Bibles.
Most of them are lacking in some form or another. The most common grievances are poor illustration and not many details in the story, or not many stories included in the Bible.
So now it picture time, so you can see for yourself what a great find this was.
This is the front of the Bible.
Here is just ONE PAGE of the table of contents. Just look at all of the stories.
Here is one of the stories. You can see the illustration. Other than all of the characters looking like they need a tissue, they're pretty good.
One more picture of my favorite little boy reading his new favorite book.