Honorable Mention (Top Ten Christian Books for Kids)

Wayne —  October 29, 2009 — 2 Comments

Top Ten Honorable MentionLast week I finished a ten part series reviewing the Top Ten Christian Books for Kids.  The hardest part of putting together the Top Ten Christian Books for Kids was deciding which books weren’t going to make the cut.  So, I put together this Honorable Mention list of the next ten books I considered for the list.  I will limit my input on each one to a sentence or so along with a link to ChristianBook.com and there description of the Book.

11. Little Blessings

Little BlessingsThis series includes various books which tell the story of the Bible in rhyme for young Children.  Each book includes scripture references at the back for your reference.  Here are some on the books in this series:

  • Why Is There A Cross?
  • Is God Always With Me?
  • Who Made the World?
  • What Is God Like?
  • What Is the Bible?
  • What Is Prayer?
  • Are Angels Real?
  • God Loves You.
  • Who Is Jesus?
  • Thank You God
  • Questions from little hearts
  • What about heaven?

Here is what ChristianBook.com has to say about one entry in this series Why Is There A Cross?:

“This colorfully illustrated book tells the story of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ in rhyming verse that will delight little eyes and ears. Even the youngest readers can grasp the idea that Jesus loves them and died for them, and older readers will understand the deeper message of how we show our love for Jesus and what He did for us.”

“These delightful new additions to the Little Blessings line help young children understand two more basic truths about God and Jesus. Why Is There a Cross? tackles the difficult subject of Christ’s death. This read-to-me book for children ages 3–6 explains both the how and the why of Christ’s death in simple words and pictures that communicate the wonder of his sacrifice. Is God Always with Me? introduces children ages 3–6 to the idea that God is a part of their everyday lives. This read-to-me book with beautiful illustrations and pleasant rhyming verses conveys the comforting truth that God is with us wherever we go, no matter what.”

12. The Illustrated Bible – New Testament

This Bible contains the complete ICB version of the New Testament illustrated in comic book format.  This one is sure to keep your kids interest as you read to them or they read to you.

Illustrated BibleHere is what ChristianBook.com has to say about The Illustrated Bible:

“Bring the Word of God to life for your 6- to 10-year-olds with this engaging New Testament. Neely’s frame-by-frame comic-book-style art parallels actual Scripture—not a paraphrase—to help youngsters see who’s speaking and the context of the scene. A great way to encourage learning and find out that it’s fun to read the Bible! 640 pages, 6.5″ x 9.25″ x 1.25″ hardcover from Nelson.”

13. On My Own Reader Bible

When my son first started reading, I bought him this book to read to me every night.  He is eight now and still enjoys reading through this book.

On My Own BibleHere is what ChristianBook.com has to say about the On My Own Reader BIble:

Now it’s easy to choose the very best Bible storybook for your child at every age and stage of development with the NLT Story Bible Series.

On-My-Own Reader Bible is designed to meet the specific needs of beginning readers, ages 5-8, by providing:

  • layout that supports reading skill-building
  • large print and white space between lines
  • appropriate story length for primary-grade learners

75 Bible stories selected with new readers in mind

14. The Case for Kids (series)

Lee Strobel’s well known apologetic books are now available in kid sized versions.  This series currently includes four titles for the little apologist in your family or church.

Case for faithHere is what ChristianBook.com has to say about The Case for Faith for Kids:

“Using kid-friendly language, Lee Strobel shares true examples of how people throughout the world demonstrate their faith in God while answering questions about the nature of God. Ages 9-12”

Case for CreatorHere is what ChristianBook.com has to say about The Case For A Creator for Kids:

“Did God create the universe? Or was there a big bang? Author Lee Strobel explains cutting-edge scientific research proving that the universe was designed.

Lee Strobel’s eye-opening bestsellers have been revised by noted children’s author Rob Suggs for young people ages eight to twelve–the age when kids begin asking the complicated questions adults themselves sometimes struggle to answer. These Case for… books are just right for kids who want to stand up for their faith in an unbelieving world. Written in humorous, light-hearted prose perfect for kids this age, these books analyze the evidence and build compelling cases, using historical facts, up-to-date scientific research, and true stories. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.”

Case for ChristHere is what ChristianBook.com has to say about The Case for Christ for Kids:

“Lee Strobel’s eye-opening bestsellers have been revised by noted children’s author Rob Suggs for young people ages eight to twelve–the age when kids begin asking the complicated questions adults themselves sometimes struggle to answer. The Case for Christ for Kids brings Jesus to vivid life, addressing the miracles, ministry, family, and way of life of Jesus of Nazareth. These Case for… books are just right for kids who want to stand up for their faith in an unbelieving world. Written in humorous, light-hearted prose perfect for kids this age, these books analyze the evidence and build compelling cases, using historical facts, up-to-date scientific research, and true stories. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.”

Off My CaseHere is what ChristianBook.com has to say about Off My Case for Kids:

“For kids who are sure of their faith but not sure how to defend it, Off My Case for Kids–a perfect companion or a stand-alone piece–provides twelve real-life scenarios written by Robert Elmer that empower kids to speak up when challenged.

Lee Strobel’s eye-opening bestsellers have been revised by noted children’s author Rob Suggs for young people ages eight to twelve–the age when kids begin asking the complicated questions adults themselves sometimes struggle to answer. These Case for… books are just right for kids who want to stand up for their faith in an unbelieving world. Written in humorous, light-hearted prose perfect for kids this age, these books analyze the evidence and build compelling cases, using historical facts, up-to-date scientific research, and true stories. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.”

15. Veggietale Bible

I’m an huge fan of Veggietales.  Who doesn’t love talking Veggietables.  This NIV version of the Bible is packed full of great Veggietales features.

Veggietales BibleHere is what ChristianBook.com has to say about The Veggietales Bible:

“Join Bob, Larry, and all the rest of the Veggie characters as they explore the most amazing book of all time! The VeggieTales Bible invites children to experience God’s Word, perhaps for the first time, using the backdrop of familiar VeggieTales characters who remind them that “God made you special and he loves you very much!” It features:

  • The complete NIV text along with 32 full-color pages that retell eight favorite Bible stories from the VeggieTales DVDs
  • Book Introductions give important information about each book of the Bible
  • “Veggie Values” teach lessons from the Bible like forgiveness, trusting God, being helpful, and more
  • “Remember This” highlights 100 key verses of Scripture to remember
  • Dictionary-Concordance helps kids better understand key Bible words and concepts
  • New International Version is the most read, most trusted translation

From this fun-filled Bible, children will learn more about God and how he wants us to live. Recommended for ages 4 to 7.”

16. Jesus Is Alive

From the well known apologist Josh McDowell and his son, this book presented in a Question and Answer form helps give kids a solid foundation for their faith.

Jesus Is AliveHere is what ChristianBook.com has to say about Jesus Is Alive:

“He is risen . . . but curious kids want to see the evidence for themselves! Using an age-appropriate Q & A format, the McDowells clearly present the claims of the Gospel writers and 2,000 years of Christian tradition to help 7- to 10-year-olds discover the proof of Christ’s resurrection and the impact it has on their lives today. 128 pages, softcover from Regal.”

17. How to Study Your Bible For Kids

This book offers great exercises to help teach your kids how to make the Bible their own.

How to Study Your BibleHere is what ChristianBook.com has to say about How to Study Your Bible For Kids:

The Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies for Kids teach children how to find out for themselves what the Bible is all about, and gives them fun and exciting ways to do it! In order to solve The Mystery of How to Study the Bible students must go through inductive detective training. Max, Molly, and their beagle Sam come along to help them examine the scene (context), interpret clues (who, what, when, where, why, & how), unscramble secret messages (memory verses), and use their walkie-talkies (prayer). Many important interpretive skills are covered, even using a concordance and expository dictionary. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.”

18. Beginners Bible

This well known Bible is great for reading to younger children.

Beginners BibleHere is what ChristianBook.com has to say about The Beginners Bible:

Introduce children to the stories and characters of the Bible with this best-loved Bible storybook. Now updated with vibrant new art, text and stories, more than 90 favorite Bible stories come to life, making The Beginners Bible the perfect starting point for children. They will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginners Bible just like millions of children before. This hardcover Bible storybook measures 6.25″ x 7.5″ x 1.5″ and has 512 pages. Recommended for ages 2 to 6.

19. Day By Day Kid’s Bible

In under seven minutes a day, this book is set up to let your kids read through the entire Bible in a year.

Day by DayHere is what ChristianBook.com has to say about the Day by Day Kid’s Bible:

“Popular children’s author Karyn Henley, who wrote The Beginners Bible, has created a unique tool to help children establish Bible reading habits for a lifetime–with an investment of just seven minutes per day. In this revised version of God’s Story, daily Bible readings lead children through the Scriptures in chronological order in just one year. The Day-by-Day Kids Bible bridges the gap between a Bible storybook and a full-text Bible since the scriptures are simplified for young readers. Inside, you’ll find dated Bible readings for every day of the year, two-color interior illustrations and full color pictorial time line of events. Also includes a Presentation Page. This book measures 6.5″ x 8.75″ x 1.75″, and has 900 pages. Recommended for ages 6 to 10.

In this revised version of God’s Story, daily Bible readings lead readers ages seven and up through the Scriptures in just one year. The Day by Day Kid’s Bible bridges the gap between a Bible storybook and a full-text Bible since the Scriptures are simplified for young readers. New features include dated Bible readings for every day of the year, two-color interior, and full-color pictorial time line of events.”

20. Little Princess Devotional Bible

This is another great resource for the little Princess in your life.

little princessHere is what ChristianBook.com has to say about the Little Princess Devotional BIble:

“Every girl is a princess–the daughter of a King! With Sheila Walsh’s God’s Little Princes Devotional Bible, you can help your little girl blossom into the princess she was meant to be. Featuring illustrations of the characters from the picture book series Gigi, God’s Little Princess, and a cover accented with sparkly “jewels,” this devotional Bible is irresistible inside and out! It highlights virtues that create true beauty, such as honor, charity, compassion, sharing truth, fairness, and more. You’ll also find the features:

* Down in My Heart (Scripture Memory)
* Beauty Secrets
* Bible Princesses
* My Hero (Scripture promises)
* Take a Bow (Easy plays that are Bible-focused)
* I Adore You! (Put girls’ energy to use with songs, scripture and worship)
* Royal Truths
* Princess Charming
* Worthy of Love (Ideas to show how to love her royal subjects: family, siblings, friends and those in the community)

With this Bible, little girls will learn about their destiny as a daughter of God and a true princess! Recommended for ages 4 to 7.”

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