Need a Bible for a gift? Or maybe you’re looking for something new – something to help you better understand scripture? Well, take a look through our list of suggestions and see if you can find something you like…
First, the children’s bibles:
It’s no secret that I love The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. I could go on and on about her great writing style and her hope-filled approach to telling kids about Jesus, but instead, take a moment to read an interview I did with her earlier this year.
The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible is another favorite at our house. We routinely reach for this book at bedtime.
We’re also enjoying “The Early Reader’s Big Book of Bible Learning” by V. Gilbert Beers. It does a great job explaining the historical context of the Bible. We picked up our copy at a garage sale, but it looks like the author has several similar titles still available on Amazon.com.
For those a little older:
(One of my readers said she began studying the Bible as an adult and started out by using a Bible geared toward teens. That seems brilliant to me!)
Probably the most well known in this category is the Adventure Bible. In addition to the regular text, it offers articles, timelines and activities. It’s also available in color now.
Certain people in my household are also looking forward to checking out the Glipit Bible that came out this month. Imagine a Bible that you can cover with lego-like bricks, including a glow-in-the-dark cross… now imagine how excited my almost 6-year-old is!
And for those even a little bit older:
Consider Bible Savvy written by James L. Nicodem, with a forward by Phil Vischer of VeggieTales fame. It is a four-volume set – Epic, Foundation, Context and Walk – that provides a good understanding of the Bible’s storyline and offers real life applications.
Then, there’s Stephen M. Miller’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary that’s actually interesting and easy to read. It’s one that will have a long shelf life at our house.
What am I missing? Anything you’d add?