Reading the Bible

The Bible is a very special book.  Use the following ideas to help young children understand what it Bible is and who wrote it.


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What is the Bible? Books & Videos

The Jesus Book The Jesus Book
Read the to help your child better understand how the Old Testament prophesied Jesus' birth and then who Jesus is and what He did on the earth. This book is now only available in Kindle form.

The Big Picture Story Bible  The Big Picture Story Bible
This children's Bible does an excellent job of showing God's hand in every detail of the Bible, His love for His people, and the reason for Jesus' life on earth. Read more ...

 What's in the Bible?
Geared toward elementary-aged children, the "What's in the Bible?" DVD's are fantastic to explain what the Bible is and what each book of the Bible contains.  What’s in the Bible? is a 14-DVD series from VeggieTales® creator Phil Vischer designed to walk kids and families through the entire Bible.



What is the Bible? Verses

Psalm 119:105  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

II Timothy 3:16a - All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.


What is the Bible? Songs and Poems

Pat the Bible  Original Source Unknown

Tune:  Row, Row, Row Your Boat 
Pat, pat, pat the Bible
God wants us to know
That it is a special book
And He loves us so

The B-I-B-L-E  Traditional

The B-I-B-L-E (make book with hands)
Yes, that’s the book for me (nod “yes”)
I stand alone on the Word of God (pretend to stand firm) -  May change words to “I love to hear...”
The B-I-B-L-E
Bible! (shout)


What is the Bible? Activities and Crafts

The Bible: true, trustworthy, and forever and does not fail.
...contains 66 books.  God used more than 40 men to write His message. a very long letter written to us by God through men.  It is exactly what God wanted written.  He directed the men to write His message using their own words.
...shows us how to live in ways that make God happy.
...teaches us about God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit so that we know who God is.
...proves that  Jesus is God's Son and shows us how we can be saved by believing in Jesus.
...teaches us how to love God and others and will help keep us from sin. to be memorized and studied so that our minds are filled with God's Word.

"Jesus is the most important Person in the entire Word of God.  He is the central figure of the whole Book.  Before He was born, people looked for His coming.  Today we look back at the cross, where He paid for our sins, and we also look forward to the time when all who are saved will be with Him forever (John 3:16; I Thes 4:16,17)."
Some information from What Christians Believe by Melvin Jones

What Does the Bible Say About God's Word?
As Christians, we believe that the Bible is God’s Word. And we know that God’s Word is the Bible. But does the Bible ever explain what God’s word is?  One of my favorite answers to this question is found in 2 Timothy 3:16-17.  It says, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."  

All Scripture - the entire Bible
God-breathed - the words of God, not men
Useful - to be used
Teaching - teach us about God
Reproof - show us the truth
Correction - guide us away from our mistakes
Training in righteousness - teach us what is right

"God wrote the Bible (Scriptures) so that we would profit from it.  The Bible gives us important facts and teachings (doctrine) we should know.  It tells us when we are living wrong (reproof).  It shows us how to correct our way of living when it is wrong (correction).  It teaches us the right way to life (training in righteousness)."  Lessons in Living by Herbert Epp

God's Promises God's Promises to Me
Ask the child to think of a promise from God.  As a hint, tell the child "Noah's Ark."  The rainbow was one of God's promises to His people to never again destroy all living creatures by a flood (Genesis 8:21).  But this is just one of thousands of God's promises given to us in the Bible.  Using the idea of the rainbow as a promise from God, hang clouds with Bible verses declaring other promises.  The God's Promises printable is available with possible verses or create your own.
Directions:  Paint or color the rainbow.  Cut out the template and glue onto cardboard to make it sturdy.  Punch holes into the base of the rainbow and tie different length strings.  Cut out the clouds and punch holes in the top of each.  Tie to the end of the strings on the rainbow.  Glue cotton balls at the base of the rainbow to cover up the holes and string knots.  Hang this craft in your child's room and pray these scripture promises with them each night.



The Bible is Special Interactive Bible Story

Available in the 1 Year Interactive Bible Stories


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