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The Story for Kids, NIrV: Discover the Bible from Beginning to End Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-06-02 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 4 user ratings
ISBN:0310744369
LANGUAGE:English

" Great for bedtime with the kids! " said.

" Reading this book so far so good " said.

"Kinda in the middle on this one. While our church went through The Story, I read the Story for kids to my son, who is 5. I think 5 was a little bit early for this book, so a lot of this went over his head. I tried to make it fun and interesting, but it was not his favorite book to pick up. I was a little surprised at some of the things left out. But, overall, my son did get a good picture of many of the things that happened in the bible. He liked the story of Paul and remembered it from week to week and I think it added to his bible knowledge and even his heart knowledge." said.

"Adaptations and retellings of the Bible are not new or different. What makes The Story for Kids stand out is how it is part of a larger campaign where entire families can receive the same message in a format best suited for their age level or reading comprehension. The publisher has presented the Bible's most important stories in a way so that it is comprehensible at each age level. The story for Kids is for 8-12 year olds and at the end of each story there is a section of discussion questions which work well for family devotional time.
The rating would be higher if there was a stronger sense of continuity between the Old Testament and New Testament. While the stories cover needed basics, there tends to be gaps, as if parts of the Bible are being fast forwarded. Overall, The Story for Kids suffices as an introductory beginning to the great stories of the Bible.
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"The Story for Kids is a story/summary/overview of the Bible for kids from beginning to end. It starts out with how God created the world in Genesis, explains people’s lives in Old Testament times and the times of Jesus being on earth, what it was like for his disciples after Jesus died and arose to be in heaven, and ends with some prophecies in the book of Revelation. It explains the story of the Bible in ways that are understandable for kids.

Transitions are given throughout the story, which are not part of the Bible text; they are located in italics to help link parts of the Bible together for kids to understand those parts better. There are black and white drawings in various places in the book that give visual pictures of how things might have happened at those points in the story. There are also discussion questions at the end of each chapter that can be asked so that teachers and parents can see what was learned and how kids might be thinking deeper.

At first I thought when I requested this to review that it was a Bible for kids but when I received it I noticed it was a story. It reads like a continuous story…but it is a true story. I seem to remember running into places in this book where people were shepherded, which I think is a good explanation/picture to give children about how people were led and how they learned during Bible times. I like how the words in italics throughout the story help clarify what happened in the Bible for children that will read this book, or will have it read to them. I like how there is “List of Bible Excerpts” at the back of the book, which gives the Scriptures used for each chapter in this book. Those Scriptures can be read before, during, and after each part of the story is read to children.

This is a great summary/overview of the Bible for kids in about 250 pages!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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"The Bible is one long narrative, consisting of Creation, Fall, Redemption, Consummation. The Story books do a great job at showing us this grand narrative. It’s a neglected part of discipleship at times, an aspect that needs to be understood by both adults and children. The Story for Kids is a beautifully crafted narrative of Scripture that brings this to life.

Throughout the book they lay out the main stories of the Bible to help any reader get a grasp of the Bible. They used the NIrV translation, which from my experience is a great translation for children. The use large excerpts from the Bible to string together the Bible narrative into one story.

This book would work really well for nighttime stories, short plays with kids, or anything in that line of thought. I think this was really well made and can be a great tool for discipling children.
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"Excellent narrative version of the Bible, however, this version is geared towards older "kids". Very simple, and minimal photos to accompany the text. I received this book in hopes to read to my children (both under 2 years old), but it is more appropriate for children 5+." said.

"This book is perfectly appropriate for my 8 year old son. It definitely is not a book for the younger ones because there are very little pictures and reads more like a chapter book. It definitely keeps my older son interested though because it does read more like a story and not so much like that bible, which can be a little too much for the younger ones to handle. My son has very much enjoyed reading this, and has learned a lot from it. He can go into lengthy explanations about biblical characters after reading this, and enjoys talking about them!" said.

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