"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." Jill H. said.
"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." Kenneth G. Campbell III said.
"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+." Jeremy Willet 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!" Topnotchstuff said.
"The Story for Kids, NIrV: Discover the Bible from Beginning to End is the perfect book for my 10 year old son to read as he desires to learn more about the Bible.
We have been reading The Story For Kids together and the chronological order of this book as it relates to the Bible is great! Although we follow the Word this book allows him to read and understand the stories as they relate to the Bible.
This chapter book with minimal pictures is perfect for a children 8-12.
The revised edition of The Story for Kids uses the updated New International Reader’s Version (NIrV); part of the church-wide campaign, The Story.
Now God’s great love story is told in a format for kids ages 9-12. The Story for Kids parallels the adult and teen edition of the book and can be used as part of The Story campaign or on its own.
The adventure, humor, and drama found in The Story for Kids compel kids to see the Bible as relevant and transformational. It’s the perfect resource for parents, grandparents, and teachers to use to introduce their children to the Bible as a complete story—one that tells about God’s great love for his people.
My son enjoys reading The Story for Kids. As we take turns reading I can hear the excitement in his voice. I look forward to our evening reading time because I am able to witness the joy and excitement this book brings him.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own." K. Dixon said.
"Love this book! My son is 6 years old and he does not have not problem in reading it. It is very easy to understand and the vocabulary is great for him. I also like that it has questions at the end of each chapter so that you can open up a conversation after reading it. Great book!" Alba said.