I’m on a middle-grade reading kick, and so when I saw this Bible laid out like a story for young readers (ages 8-12), I was excited to check it out. I was surprised how much I liked it. It reminded me of reading the Narnia books or Lord of the Rings. The chapters seem like they’d be perfect to read aloud, and there are thoughtful discussion questions to prompt conversation. It’s a “good read,” as they say.
While I’m a believer in the power of the adult version of the Word of God (I don’t think it’s wise to take out all the confusing parts and the mystery and think we’ve made it better) I remember how good it felt, the first time I read the Bible as an adult, to “meet” different characters I’d heard of growing up. The Story for Kids seems like a fantastic way to introduce young readers to the people God used to tell His story then, and help them imagine the role they might play in His story now.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.