First of all, I love this series. You’ll find seven reviews in my recommended resources section for items under the Big Picture Interactive umbrella. Here’s a quick jump to them:
- The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook
- It’s ALL About Jesus Bible Storybook
- The Big Book of Bible Stories for Toddlers
- TBPI Bible Stories in 5 Minutes
- The Big Picture of What God Has Always Wanted
- 52-Week Bible Story Devotional
- Seek-and-Circle Bible Battles
It’s reasonable to say that I would buy anything from this series without even looking inside of it, such is my trust in the publishing team, in partner with the Gospel Project, to deliver high quality resources for children & families.
As a full-text CSB version of the Bible, this is at the upper end age-wise of the series, but I think builds upon/ties together everything that went before it if you used any of these resources with your kids.
The text is presented with blue and orange accents, and so the text-only pages alone are engaging for kids. But, what I like most, are the features woven throughout the Bible.
- Core Bible stories get a full-page image with link to interactive features (that are amazing and well worth your time), as well as scripture references for kids wanting to read the story they are seeing
- Big Questions periodically link referenced scriptures/stories to theology in a way that kids can understand
- Seeing the Big Picture helps summarize a narrative going on in highlighted scriptures
- Christ Connection segments tie the little stories to the big story
- Big Words help explain places or terms to kids much like a dictionary/encyclopedia complete with verse references
- Verse to Remember sections point kids to 100 verses to hide in their hearts
- Each book of the Bible comes prefaced with a single-page introduction to the book, explaining key information and narrative in a child-friendly manner. Not childish, but accessible to confident elementary readers.
- Through the contents and Book introductions, lessons from The Gospel Project are referenced for kids to easily find the scriptures they are studying at church – amazing!
This is a really cool kids Bible, so much so I picked up several of them to give out at our VBS this summer (following on from last year’s similar giveaway)! This would be the main Bible I would recommend to parents wanting to give their child a full-text version.
Below I have linked to the hardcopy version, but with a little browsing you can find some truly cool designs for boys and girls, as well as some DIY covers (these are the ones we gave away at VBS last year). You can also find that it comes in KJV.
– Jared Simpson