This combo pack ZonderKids is wonderful for children between the ages of 4 to 8. The Beginner’s Bible uses the New International Reader’s Version which is easy for young children to comprehend and apply. It has large font and a line down the center of each page creating a column effect for ease in following along and for reading. At the beginning of each book there is an introduction section that briefly explains what the book is about as well as providing an outline of content for the book. Also included are fun colorful pictures depicting different stories such as Jonah and the big fish and Joshua and the battle of Jericho. However, it must be noted that the pictures are clearly out of order, for instance the Jonah picture is in the middle of the book of Psalms and Y’shua as a boy speaking at the Temple is in the middle of the book of Jeremiah. This could be confusing for young readers. At the back of the Bible a small dictionary is provided that defines key words and people found throughout the Bible. There is also a checklist provided so that young readers can easily find the major stories in the Bible, read them, and then check them off the list. Other than the pictures being out of order The Beginner’s Bible is a great choice for young children.
The Beginner’s Kid-Sized Devotions is a 365 day devotional that can be used on its own or in combination with the Bible. It provides young readers a snapshot of different stories throughout the Bible and focuses in on the lessons within those stories. Each page is its own devotional in which you can find the scripture that day is focusing on, a short insight into that scripture that is easy for children to understand and apply, a colorful picture depicting part of the story, a highlighted truth to apply about G-d or about the story, and lastly at the bottom of each page is short praise/prayer to end the devotion with. This devotional is fun, short, and sweet, which is perfect for young children.
Bible 3 1/2 stars
Devotional 4 stars
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