Bringing Bible Stories to Life for Little Ones with The Beginner's Bible Deluxe Edition

The Beginner's Bible collection is just one the many children's ministry series that we really enjoy reading in our home. What I really like about this particular one is that they not only offer amazing books and Bibles for children to read, but their website also contains plenty of free learning resources and activities for children to print off. I was especially excited to hear about the new release of The Beginner's Bible Deluxe Edition

The bestselling Bible storybook of our time—over 25 million products sold—is now available in a deluxe edition that includes two audio CDs enhanced with compelling narration, music, and sound effects that help bring more than 90 Bible stories to life like never before.

We currently own The Beginner's Bible, Holy Bible, which is wonderful. It's sort what I like to call my son's "big boy" Bible. It's an actual Bible, with a few features that allow it to be suitable for younger children. In addition to reading a traditional Bible, we also enjoy reading Bible storybooks and that's really what The Beginner's Bible Deluxe Edition is.

It contains ninety-four Bible stories, perfectly paraphrased for younger children to enjoy. Essentially, this is a Bible made especially for them. It has a hardcover with approximately 511 pages. The book is broken down into Old Testament and New Testament stories. You'll find all the popular Biblical accounts, as well as some that your child may not already be familiar with. Another aspect of this book that is especially nice for young kids is that each Bible story is only several pages long, with a few short paragraphs on each page. The text is also nice and large, which is great for beginning readers.

One of the features that I absolutely love about the Deluxe Edition is that it also includes the entire book on two audio compact discs (one for the Old Testament and another for the New Testament). This is such a neat extra to have and something that my son was immediately enamored with once I popped those CD's in. In addition to the narrator's voice, there are also different voices used to highlight when certain Biblical figures are speaking, including God and Jesus. We especially enjoyed that there is a complete collection of sounds effects (animals, water, etc.) and music throughout. This really helps bring each Bible story to life in an amazing way. 

 Since these are read along CDs, they follow perfectly with the book, word for word. Sometimes we'll enjoy cuddling up together as I read this to my son, other times we'll just turn the pages as we listen to the CDs narrate the story.

What a great set, not only do you have an almost complete collection of Bible stories told in an age-appropriate way, but you also receive the bonus of having the entire book brought to life on CD. Of course, I can't forget to mention that this edition also contains the fun artwork that's signature to The Beginner's Bible brand, with wide-eyed Bible characters and plenty of bright colors. The Beginner's Bible Deluxe Edition would make a wonderful gift for children to help them learn all about the Bible.

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