The Beginner’s Bible: Timeless Children’s Stories is a collection of illustrated Bible stories geared for young children. Oak Tree Reviews believes the book is best suited for 4 to 6-year-olds. The characters are drawn in a unique manner, with eyes that resemble those of Mr. Potato Head. If you like the drawing on the front cover, you will like the book’s illustrations. Each picture helps explain what is occuring in the text. The Beginner’s Bible is 512 pages long and is 6.5 x 1.3 x 7.8 inches in size.
The words on the pages appear in large print, and the content is brief and simplistic. For example, page 209, “Fire From Heaven” (1 Kings 18) reads: Ahab was still king of Israel. He prayed to an idol called Baal. He asked Baal to bring rain, but rain did not fall. The crops did not grow. The people cried, “We are hungry!”
The strength of the book is that it covers so many different Bible stories in both the Old Testament and News Testament, from Adam and Eve, to Jesus’ birth, to Paul’s missionary journeys. In all, the collection includes over ninety stories – even lesser-known ones, such as Naaman being healed and Josiah becoming King – making it quite a thorough book. Reading these stories will no doubt help children gain a good understanding of the Bible.