The BIG BOOK of Bible Stories for Toddlers – A Review

The BIG BOOK of Bible Stories for Toddlers – A Review

The Big Book of Bible Stories for Toddlers (The Big Book) is yet another great offering from B&H Kids for families to use to help teach their children from a young age about the Lord. I know for a long time that I struggled with how to communicate various Biblical truths and narratives to my children from God’s Word in the past, however that has all changed in recent years with such a focus on training up our children in the ways of the Lord.

The Book Itself…

It says it in the title that it’s “for Toddlers”, which initially terrifies me, because my youngest children destroy many books that they get their hands on (not necessarily a bad thing, because I hope they keep getting their hands on books as they get older!). However, this book is a well made board book, specifically aimed at being grabbed by toddlers as you read it to them. From the front cover to the last page and back cover, The Big Book has excellent illustrations compromised of vivid colors to grab on to the attention of the young listeners. The Big Book is truly a well made book that fits in well with the young targeted audience.

The Stories Inside…

The stories within The Big Book are well articulated towards toddlers, done so briefly so the child will, Lord willing, listen to the entire thing and be entertained by it. Each story has a two-page spread, with the narrative on the left page, along with a “Big Picture” question and answer. The facing page is used for a beautiful illustration to accompany each of the Bible stories throughout the book. And, the short narratives cover everything from creation, the fall, Moses, Abraham, Daniel, Esther, Jesus, and many more, that are well told and, from experience in reading them to my children, easily understood.

The One Thing Lacking…

I’ll give you this little disclaimer: I am fairly hard on Christian children’s book because they often sacrifice sound doctrine for a better sounding line or two for children to read. Now, in The Big Book of Bible Stories for Toddlers, this is not the case. However, what is lacking is an omission, one that is very important, in my opinion, that we teach children of all ages, even toddlers. That thing missing is Hell. The Big Book here talks of being saved from our sins, but it never mentions what the price is that we deserve to pay for our sins, and that is Hell. I am a firm believer that the whole counsel of God should be taught to whomever you are teaching, whether it be elderly saints or children who have just begun their lives. As Paul wrote to Timothy, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16–17). And, I believe this is something that needs to be taken seriously, especially with Children.

In Conclusion…

Overall, The Big Book of Bible Stories for Toddlers is an excellent book and resource for teaching Bible stories to young children. I have read through it and shared some of the stories with my own kids. They love looking at the pictures and playing with the book (my youngest two). The Big Book is one that I think would benefit any family, parent, and child in a positive way, as you never know when that child will recognize the Savior and call out in repentance!

If you’d like to purchase a copy of The Big Book of Bible Stories for Toddlers, please click on the cover image below:

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me for a review by (B&H Publishing and LifeWay). 

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