When I was a little girl, my absolute favorite “bible” was a Precious Moments themed bible. I’ve always loved the illustrations and spent so much time looking at every detail of the characters’ sweet faces. When I was given the opportunity to review the new Precious Moments Storybook Bible by Sam Butcher released by Thomas Nelson, I was thrilled!
Upon receiving it, I was pleased to find that it is a large, sturdy hardcover (measuring roughly 8 x 10) with a large font, making it perfect for early readers. The first page has space for writing down who the bible belongs to, and there are other things to fill out as well including church records, a family tree, and even the child’s favorite things – fun features for a keepsake bible like this! Each page throughout the bible has a color border (like you see on the cover) with little Precious Moments animal characters at each corner.
This bible storybook has four main sections: Favorite Bible Classics, Words of Praise and Wisdom, More Stories of the Faith, and Songs and Prayers. Favorite Bible Classics and More Stories of the Faith include bible stories from creation and the garden of eden to Jesus’ works. Words of Praise and Wisdom are based on the more well-known Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes (The Lord is My Shepherd and Telling the Truth are two examples), and Songs and Prayers includes some of the most popular songs like Amazing Grace and Jesus Loves Me along with some really sweet prayers that I intend on memorizing with my daughter for fun.
The stories in this book are retold in a simple but pleasantly descriptive way so that young children can understand. I’m really impressed by how well-written it is – I love reading it out loud. For example, here is an excerpt from the story of Noah’s Ark:
Splish. Splash. Fat drops of rain hit the ground. “What’s this?” the people cried. But it was too late! Suddenly, rain gushed like a waterfall. Underground springs split, and water shot up, lifting the boat. Only Noah, his family, and the animals inside the ark were safe.
As you can see, the stories really come to life in the way that they are written! Besides this, there are illustrations galore (including full-page illustrations), concepts and stories to teach your children from the bible, and it’s all presented in a lovely fashion in this colorful hardcover. I couldn’t be more delighted with this storybook bible and can highly recommend it!
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You can buy it at Amazon.com here. It retails for $19.99 but is on sale for $15.59 right now!
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