Friday, May 04, 2007

Bible Material for Children

My notes from the breakout session by this title are now available here. This is actually my ‘notes’ edition, with a bit more information (some probably only clear to me!) than the actual handout from the session. The bulk of the document is a list of good books, some with description. Each book listed has been discussed somewhere on this blog as well. The document also contains some passages which speak to the importance of teaching the Scriptures to our children.

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At 4:07 AM, Blogger Sally Lloyd-Jones said...

Hi Ray

I came across your great blog via Heather's blog, at Prone to Wander. (She'd visited my blog--to comment on my new children's bible The Jesus Storybook Bible review in World Magazine.) Thought you might want to check it out, too.

It's wonderful to find such a great resource focused on children.

Love what you're doing, Ray, and I'll definitely be back!

At 8:29 AM, Blogger Ray Van Neste said...

Hey Sally!
Thanks for coming by. Ihave just purchased a copy of your book and have started reading it with my 5 yr old. We are just one story in so far but have enjoyed it. It is so encouraging to see the amount of good children's material beign produced today. Thank you for contributing so well to it!

At 2:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ray, Hi! I came across this blog last year and we got "My First Study Bible" for our 4 year old after reading the recommendation here. We read it cover to cover. At one point he said, "Mommy, what happens when we get to the end?" I said, "Hmmm....I'm not sure. What do you think we should do??" He said, "Let's start over and read it AGAIN!!!" :) So I'd say that was a great recommendation! :)

Now that Caleb is a year older and is learning lots of Scripture at church, we'd like to get a Genesis to Revelation Bible so that he can find any verse he learns at church and begin to get an understanding that these verses are all from the Bible...and begin to see where these Scriptures are in the Bible.

We spent some time at a bookstore recently and were surprised by the huge numbers of Bibles and translations....NIrV, ESV, etc. Could you recommend a good, first Bible that isn't just selected stories? We're looking for the complete Bible.

Thanks! Christie
a former Union student from Millington! :)

At 2:21 PM, Blogger Ray Van Neste said...

Hey Christie! Great to hear from you. I would recommend the ESV Childrens Bible. There is a link for it on this blog's front page (on the left hand side)

At 11:35 PM, Blogger NeverAlone said...

I am so enjoying your blogs. (Thanks for your response I received, too.) I want to share that when I was a new Christian I was reading one called "The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes" to my daughter who was two; it has a simple description of the story and a couple of questions...and I learned along with her, looked things up in my own Bible because they were so incredible. The pictures were gorgeous (if unrealistically so) in that edition but they have revised it to simpler cartoons. I love your helps, and reviews of books; recommended "The Children's Hour" on my homeschooling blog. Thanks!

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Ray Van Neste said...

Thanks 'Never Alone.'
Your story is encouraging because that is exactly what I hope will happen for many as they read to their children.

At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Janice D. Green said...

I love your heart for seeking Bible books for children that really teach the Bible. I am trying to create this kind of Bible storybooks, but finding them hard to market. That doesn't mean I'm giving up, just saying it like it is. My first two books are The Creation and The First Christmas. I'm currently trying to develop a book about Jonah. I hope you will check out my blog to see if my books might measure up to your admirable standard.

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Ray Van Neste said...

Hi, Janice. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad to hear of your work. I've followed up at your site


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