In this occasional series of posts, I recommend resources for you and your family in 100 words or less. More detailed reviews may come later.
Beautiful, traditional language. The Bible, slightly edited–not a book of paraphrased Bible stories. Artwork inspired by the masters. Perfect for narrations. Large, durable format. Nothing inappropriate for kids. The best children’s Bible I’ve seen–and I’ve seen a lot! A classic. Great Christmas gift for your grandkids or godchild.
Two criticisms: 1) Blond-haired Jesus. I view this as inculturation. 2) Follows the Protestant canon. You’ll have to supplement for the seven missing books.
Read other posts in this series: Time for God
I clicked on the “inculturation” link. That was a very interesting piece on inculturation.
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I am looking into a Children’s Bible for our homeschool. I remembered that you posted a recommendation last fall, but didn’t remember which Bible you wrote about. So, anyway, here I am checking back to see what I should get… and I’m wondering. Do you recommend this Golden Children’s Bible over the Fr. Lovasik Catholic Picture Bible? I really do want a children’s BIBLE, not paraphrased stories… I actually haven’t seen any myself, but had the Fr. Lovasik recommended to me elsewhere. Your thoughts?
Hi, Tamara. I looked at Fr. Lovasik’s Bible a few years ago and didn’t like it as well. In general, his books are really good. I think it was more of a paraphrase of the text. I really like my kids to hear the biblical language, similar to what they would hear in Church (and often times more beautiful than the current translation we use at Mass). I have 3 or 4 other children’s Bibles for middle grades (from 1st Communion’s, etc.) and none of them come close to the Golden Children’s Bible, in my opinion.
Thanks Connie! That really helps. I also want my children to hear the biblical language. I will be ordering the Golden Children’s Bible today!