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My relationship with my Bible is important. Yes, first and foremost Jesus is in my heart as Lord and savior but when I find a Bible that I spend a lot of time in and is my go to book, I like to keep going back to it. I have several Bibles in my house, but there’s always just one that I pick up more than others.
My older son has a few kid’s Bibles in the house too, but I wanted to pick one out for him that I would spend time in with him that maybe would become his favorite Bible. So I started looking at options and found the Zondervan NIrV Kid’s Devotional Bible.
When I was looking for a Bible for him, I was looking for one for his age range. He’s six and has learned to read pretty well over the past year, so I kept that in mind. The Bibles I have for him already have a lot of pictures and Bible stories; Not actual word for word scriptures. So I was looking for something more advanced. The Zondervan NiIrV Kid’s Devotional Bible does not have colored pictures in it but it has daily devotionals in it that include a scripture, a passage that explains the scripture with an every day life example and a question to make you think. There are black and white illustrations at the beginning of each book and with each devotion. When I gave this Bible to my son, I sat down with him and told him that I’d be reading with him. He has a notebook that he writes in and I told him that if he ever has any questions about what I read with him, he could write them in his notebook. He hasn’t written in there yet, but I do have him practicing sentences and drawing pictures. Hopefully, as time goes by he will learn to keep his own prayer and Bible journal. It’s a great habit! The first book I went to with him was the book of John. We read the devotion that goes with John 3:16. Actually, I was surprised. He asked me a lot of good questions! He’s also read a few short scripture passages with me. So far, my favorite part of this Bible is the devotions, but there are also other cool features that make it a good Bible to choose for your little one.
The Zondervan NIrv Kid’s Devotional Bible includes:
- Short weekday devotions that help young readers apply Bible lessons for a full year
- 52 weekend devotions that teach kid about God’s creation through fun activities like visiting the zoo and gazing at the stars
- “Got it” feature that encourages kids to find answers to Bible trivia themselves
- Book introductions that give helpful information about each book of the Bible
- A dictionary to look up words they want to know more about
- The complete NIrV text, which uses shorter sentences and easier words for kids
(Excerpted from the back cover)
At this point, to get my son interested in any book, I have to sit down and read it with him. So I make time whenever I can to do so. But along with teaching him to pray and showing him how to live to please God by example, the regular Bible reading habit I’m teaching him will give him a good foundation for life.
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Leave me a comment and let me know of ways you’ve implemented Bible reading time into your kids’s lives!