Both of my kids love books, and one of our favorite ways to unwind at night is snuggled up on the couch reading a story or two before bed. Recently, I’ve been trying harder to make sure at least one of those stories is a Bible story. I wanted to share some of our current favorites with you all!
Bible Story Books that My Kids Really Love to Listen To
Since we bought our fixer-upper in February, things have been so chaotic. With our schedules so out of control due to the late nights and long days, there’s been not much routine and it’s beginning to really wear on us all. Wishing to reinstate bible time before bed with the kids, I was glad to pick up a copy of The Beginners Bible Bedtime Stories published by Zonderkids.
This book was an instant hit with both of the kids. L. is not yet one, but he enjoys the colors and touching the animals (when he isn’t trying to eat the book, anyway). C is absolutely thrilled that it has most of her favorite Bible stories in it–and yes, the cover actually does glow in the dark, a detail that thrills her heart.
I appreciated that the stories were simple without being too “dumbed down” or oversimplified like many of the bible story books we’ve seen for very young children. The prayers are meaningful and easy to explain. And the bible verse included makes a wonderful memory tool, as well.
The book itself is colorful and though a little more cartoony than I typically go for in a bible book, they are catchy and detailed enough to enjoy looking at. This is a book that will definitely remain on our bookshelves (once I get those unpacked again!) for a long time.
Other Bible Story Books We Love
I grew up on My Bible Friends, and I’m so glad that they are still printing these lovely bible story books! There are five volumes in the series featuring favorite bible stories from both the old and new testament. The words are so familiar and something about them makes them so easy to love to read and hear over and over again.
These are typically my go-to books when I want to read a bedtime Bible story. I love the gentle way the stories are told while highlighting the beautiful qualities of strength, trust, courage and faith. The stories are a little longer than the bedtime story book I reviewed above, but I’ve found that even the littler ones still sit happily through each story. C. has a few favorites that we read over and over again–Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors and When God Washed the World are her top two picks!
These are definitely worth having on your shelf if you love Bible stories and are looking for a book that will carry your child from babyhood through childhood!
Recently I also purchased both the audible version and the hardback version of the Jesus Story Book. This one goes a bit deeper than the other two and really paints the salvation story from the beginning to “the end”. The words are absolutely beautiful and really touch my heart, even as an adult. It’s a great choice if you are looking something for family worship for a larger variety of ages!