Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and shared your ideas for telling your kids Bible stories! If you haven’t had time to read the comments, you might want to do so because they are full of wonderful ideas on how to impart Bible stories to your kids in everyday life!
The winner of our giveaway is Tami (my2boysandadog)! I will be sending you an email, Tami, to get your mailing address! Congrats!
There were several of you who mentioned not having any idea where to start. I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite Bible story books. These are all books I read to my children and I’m now reading to my grandchildren when they are at my house!
My absolute all-time favorite books for younger children is Real Aloud Bible Stories by Ella Lindvall. These are quick reads and simplified in such a way that even the squirmiest preschooler can stay focused. The illustrations are huge and the words are few. Love that when reading to little ones!
As the kids got older we tapped into The Beginner’s Bible: Timeless Children’s Stories
and The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
Our older grade school kids enjoyed reading What Would Jesus Do? by Mack Thomas. These were relevant stories where kids are encouraged to answer the “What would Jesus do?” question.
As the kids entered the preteen and teen years, we tapped into Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. This is more like a workbook you work through with a ton of great stuff to learn!
Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God: Preteen Edition
Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Student Edition
Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God (Workbook)
My older kids also love the Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence. Most of my kids are still using that today as young adults–and it’s my personal favorite too (it’s available as a smartphone app or a book)! There’s also a Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids book you can check into as well!
Then there’s the book we talked about yesterday, Remember, and Don’t Forget: Bible Stories for Mom and Me by Saundria Keck.
Maybe you can add some of these books to your kids birthday or Christmas list for Grandma and Grandpa to get or pick them up at your favorite Christian bookstore. Enjoy moments before bed, at the dinner table, or whatever time you find works for your family!