Updated: May 16, 2020
Since the day we brought Ava home from the hospital, we’ve been reading a Bible story every night as part of our bedtime routine. It’s been a special time for our family as we read God’s story together and talk about what we’re learning, and it’s been so sweet to see both kids’ knowledge and understanding of the biblical narrative grow through the years. We’ve gone through a few different children’s Bibles in that time, but I wanted to share about our favorite.
We started reading The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible last year, and we all love it. The cartoon-style illustrations are adorable, and it's easy to understand, which are two must-haves for a children's Bible. But there are a couple other things that set this one apart.
All the characters in the illustrations have dark skin and dark hair. So often we see illustrations of Jesus and the other biblical characters with light skin, which makes them look more like those of us in the majority culture, but it’s not very realistic since most of the biblical narrative takes place in the present-day Middle East. This more accurate representation is important because these simple illustrations in a children’s Bible are shaping the way that my kids understand the world around them.
I also really love the way the stories are told in this Bible. As it says in the introduction, the Bible stories center around:
Who God is – the One who made everything and everyone.
Who we are – his children, whom he loves no matter what.
What we were made for – to love him and everyone else.
The most important thing that my husband and I want to impress upon our kids is that we are so loved by God and our purpose is to love God and love others. This Bible reinforces that.
So if you have little ones and you're looking for a good way to teach them the biblical narrative, I highly recommend The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.