Children’s Bible Project

Doug Olson —  January 17, 2011


I have been challenged several times to do a research project with all the different versions and varieties of Children’s Bibles. This project excites me because I have found such a wide difference in the way people think about how kids learn and study the Word. Knowing that some of those differences have to do with age level of the target audience is definitely a key factor in this research.

In order to get started I would like some help. If you could tell me the Children’s Bible you currently use and ones that you think are the best it would really help me get my feet dug into this project. As time goes on and the ball gets rolling I will need more help but for now this would be huge.

Children’s Bible for the content of this project is any book or collection of Bible stories or actual Children’s versions of the Bible. Remember there is a age span I am working with from birth to 6th grade(12 years or so).

Just drop me a comment or email…twitter or Facebook are also fine!

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Doug was the children’s director at a church in his hometown. There, he lead a team of nearly 40 volunteers that helped kids know Jesus and love Him with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. Doug was called to lead this group for 4 years as a bi-vocational, part-time director until God called him to take some time to minister to his family and study/experience family ministry first hand.

4 responses to Children’s Bible Project

  1. I’m not a huge fan of Storybook Bibles, but I do use them with our kids, especially at younger ages. Here’s a list of some that I like (plus one “real” Bible): http://differentway4kids.blogspot.com/2010/12/recommended-childrens-bibles.html

    My 7 year old son read through the Action Bible in about 2 weeks. Apparently, he likes that, and I do too.

  2. Doug,

    For storybook Bibles, I love the Jesus Storybook Bible. It is actually one of my favorite books (kids or otherwise) of all time.

    Children’s Bible wise – I am a huge fan of the ESV Children’s Bible. I love the translation. It is likely a little challenging for kids, but they can definitely grow into it. Plus I use it myself, so my kids and I can work with the same translation.

    I did a whole series a while back called the Top 10 Christian Books for kids which included several Bibles and Storybook Bibles. http://waynestocks.com/review/top-ten-christian-books-for-kids/

  3. I’m not a kidmin, but I have been working with Thomas Nelson on their new Read and Share Bible. Since it’s fairly new to the market I thought you might like to know about it.