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The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  215 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Hardcover, 526 pages
Published August 31st 1989 by Questar Publishers (first published 1985)
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Sep 06, 2011 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gabriel
This was my book when I was little. Now Gabriel reads it and LOVES it. He begs to read his Bible. His favorite stories are David and Goliath (he can recite the story word for word) and he gets a kick out of the story of the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary :) Really easy for children to understand, even for my two year old. It has stories that I was a little unfamiliar with!
May 27, 2017 Volkert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Beginner's Bible" is written at about a 2nd grade level, which makes it an excellent first Bible for kids to read by themselves. The copy we have in our school library is constantly being checked out by first, second and third graders. When they return it they are always proud of their accomplishment at reading a Bible on their own!

"The Childen's Bible," by W. Hillman, is a classic children's Bible storybook that's been around since the 1960s, and is better suited to reading aloud as it pro
Oct 02, 2013 Tracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-the-children
Classic favorite for 3,4,5 year olds. I keep it in my classroom and use it frequently in Children's Worship.

95 Timeless Children's Stories -- Including These: - A Big Picnic (Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand) - Long and Strong (Samson) - Best Friends (David and Jonathan) - Trumpets and Torches (Gideon) - The Most Special Baby (Jesus is Born) - Fish for Breakfast (With the Risen Jesus) - A Secret Message (Joseph and Pharaoh's Dreams) - A Basket Boat (The Baby Moses) - Wind and Fire (The Day of Pent
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Oct 09, 2012 Kathleen Kelly rated it it was amazing
I recently had the pleasure of reviewing The Beginner's Bible App on my iPad. This app is so well done, colorful and full of lessons for the young child just starting out learning the bible. I loved the beautiful illustrations, the easy to read follow along hi-lighted words and the audio. So all the child needs to do is listen and read along. As well as the read along story there is a play section where the child can interact more with the coloring pages that can be colored right on the iPad. Th ...more
Dec 02, 2014 Jenny rated it it was amazing
I was an adult who decided that I wanted to get to know what the Bible was all about. This was my introduction. I wanted the most simple form of the Bible to get an idea of it's contents before I dove into any future reading of the Bible. I can honestly say that I'm grateful that this book came into my life because now it has motivated me to read on. I now have a general idea of who people are and the events that happened with a tiny bit of background. This book is great for children (who it's r ...more
My son absolutely loved this Bible as he was growing up! Before he knew how to read he would look through the pictures for hours on end making up his own stories to go along with the pictures! This is a great way to introduce little ones to the Bible! I absolutely recommend this book to all children! The grown ups will enjoy it too! I sure did!!
Jan 28, 2013 Deborah rated it it was amazing
When my children were little, we read several versions of this Bible, over and over again. The illustrations are bright and colorful and engage the young child to read the pictures, and develop early Bible reading skills as well.
I read this book to both of my children 20 years ago, at every naptime, every bedtime, for years. The boys never got tired of it. Now I read it nightly to my grandson as well. My favorite children's Bible of all time.
Jun 09, 2012 Sally rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-picks
This Bible wins my top pick for a children's Bible. It makes a great beginning reader that encourages good Bible-reading habits from an early age. One of my favorite features is the "address location" for where each story is found in the full-sized Bible.
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Jul 25, 2014 A.C. Bauch rated it really liked it
This is the third children's Bible that we've read through over the past year. It's a solid compilation that contains many stories other versions omit. I appreciated the inclusiveness of having stories from almost every book of the Bible.
I have used this with my children to read scriptures with them at night. Easy to understand.

This is on the hardcover shelf.
Jan 01, 2014 Anita rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
The stories are just the right length for the bedtime routine with my little guy.
My five year old daughter and I read this together over a period of several evenings. She enjoyed it and asked lots of questions. Very well done childrens Bible.
Oct 31, 2011 Celia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read it all the time when I was a kid.
Jan 05, 2009 Sherry rated it really liked it
This is a child's early reader bible. It is really cute. Kristen read in this as a first grader learning to read.
Jul 06, 2009 Cws added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jenf
May 25, 2012 Justin rated it liked it
Giving it 3 stars is generous. It is a clearer story than the "adult" versions of the Holy Bible. Interesting historical fiction, well illustrated for children.
Jan 13, 2009 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The inside cover of my Beginner's Bible reads as Follows...
"Presented to Andrew Price Beauchamp by Granny, Grandaddy, Daddy & Mama; date: January 1, 1992. That means I was 4.
if christians had based their religion on this, and not the crappy other bible, we would have a lot less problems.
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