My Son’s Devotional Kid’s Bible

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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.

Lately, I’ve been loving Amazon for pretty much everything. Household cleaning supplies, baby products, linens, gifts, and other things. I also bought this Bible from Amazon. You can purchase it here:

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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!

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Comments

  1. Magan says:

    Thanks for sharing! I’m always looking for resources to recommend to our children’s church parents!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Great! Thanks for stopping by <3

  2. Pauline says:

    This is so neat. I wish they had these when I was a kid. I still have the Bible my dad gave me as a kid but it wasn’t this fancy.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Yeah, we definitely have better options nowadays.

  3. Lisa Manderino says:

    That’s awesome that there is a devotional every week! It looks like he loves to read it too!

  4. Haley Kelley says:

    Love things like this because you don’t see them very often anymore!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      There are a lot of Christian resources out there. Ya just gotta be looking for them 🙂

  5. That one looks good. We have a couple of children’s Bibles here, but I like the upgrade to a study Bible!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Yeah! I figured it was time for him

  6. Maria says:

    I think it’s wonderful that you’ve taken the time to find him a Bible that he can read, learn from and enjoy! That’s great parenting.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Thanks!

  7. I LOVE your picture of your son reading the Bible on your bed! Such a great shot! With your example, he’s gonna be a wonderful good God fearing man. Love it!

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Thank you!

  8. Kat says:

    We aren’t religious so we don’t so Bible reading, but this looks great for those who are.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Thanks for taking the time to comment <3

  9. This is a great Bible for kids!!! I love how it is broken up, and the help that it adds in reading. It is so important to get comfortable with a bible and build that relationship.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      Yeah, it’s easier for them to read. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  10. Shirley says:

    Looks like a great bible for a young child! I will keep this in mind for my grandson when he is a little older. Thank you for this review.

  11. Kendra says:

    This sounds great! I love that it includes everyday life applications.

    1. Amy Irvin says:

      🙂 Yes!

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