Anyone else read those children’s bibles and find yourself going, “oh, that is so wrong.” If I’m reading one to my kids and I find bad theology, I’ll typically just change the story to be a bit more in line with the original text. Or, sometimes I’ll read a sentence and then pause for a moment… then tell little man that what I just read was wrong and that is should say “…”.
Well, recently my wife and I found, what I believe to be, the absolutely BEST children’s bible I’ve ever read. The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name, by Sally Lloyd-Jones, is amazing. Remaining quite true to the the intent of the original text, Lloyd-Jones masterfully tells the biblical story, keeping Jesus where he blongs… at the very center of it all.
I commend Lloyd-Jones on her work and pretty much recommend this book to every parent I meet. And, if you’re willing to lay down you I’m-a-smarty-pants-seminary-student attitude, this book might actually teach you something about Jesus.
So, help your kids learn early, and remind yourself at the same time, that the Bible is about Jesus and every story whispers his name.