Item description for My First Bible by Pat Alexander & Leon Baxter...
Overview Retells Bible stories in simple language, from the genesis of our world to the revelation of a world that is to come.
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Studio: Good Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.68" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.35" Weight: 2.06 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
Publisher FaithWorks/Send The Light
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 1561483605 ISBN13 9781561483600 UPC 732417036050
Availability 0 units.
More About Pat Alexander & Leon Baxter
Pat Alexander is the former editorial director of Lion Publishing. She is also the compiler and author of many books ranging from the best selling "Lion Handbook to the Bible" to "The Lion First Bible." Carolyn Cox is the illustrator of "My Own Book of Bible Stories."
Reviews - What do customers think about My First Bible?
A Wonderful Toddler Tool! May 5, 2008
On his first birthday, my wife and I bought our little boy a Bible ("A Child's First Bible" by Kenneth Taylor). He absolutely loved it, but, by the end of that year, he always wanted to read more than one story (they are very short for the very young).
We bought "My First Bible" for his second brithday and he adores it! Most of its stories are between 4 and 8 pages and are very well written. The illustrations are nothing marvelous, but help communicate the message. I am so thankful that every morning our 2 year old son cries "Daddy, read the Bible!"
My First Bible Feb 28, 2008
I have looked at ALOT of children's Bibles in the store, but I could never find one that I really liked. This has got to be the best beginner Bible out there! The stories are short enough so you don't lose their attention, but long enough to get the message out. The pages are glossy, and the pictures are bright and pretty. My daughter loves reading her Bible each night, just like daddy, and she's only 2 years old.
GREAT FOR KIDS!!!!! Feb 5, 2007
I BROUGHT THIS BOOK FOR MY SON WHEN HE WAS 5YRS OLD NOW THAT HE IS 7YRS OLD ,HE AND HIS COUSIN SITS DOWN AND READ IT TOGETHER HE EVEN USES HIS BOOKMARKER SO HE CAN READ WHERE HE LEFT OFF AND HE TELLS ME ALL ABOUT WHAT HE'S HAS LEARNED.
Detailed, yet simple descriptions of bible stories Feb 8, 2005
I already own 3 preschooler bibles: The Rhyme Bible Storybook (Sattgast), The Preschoolers Bible (Beers) and the Beginner's Bible (Henley), and I love them all. I've already read each several times to my 5 year old son, and though he shows no sign of being sick of it, I want to find yet a new one, and I find My First Bible in my local library.
Since I am an "experienced kid bible reader", I expect nothing special from this new one, but I am pleasantly surprised. The illustration is tolerable, as you can see on the front cover, but the content is fantastic. With 480 pages, it goes in careful detail in many of the important stories, such as, for example, the preparation and building of the Solomon Temple, something none of the other bibles are able to achieve. It is always easy to give more detail; the hard part is to put it in such a way that a kindergartener can understand it, but this book achieves that goal.
For example, the author manages to stuff in a paraphrased version of Psalms 23 by saying that David is watching his sheep, playing the harp and making up the psalm when his brother comes running, saying that Samuel wants to see him, after which he is anointed to be king. (I upload that page for your reference in the customer images above.) There are many such clever ways of making the Bible coherent for the little ones. Since this bible provides extra information, my son seems to be particularly interested. Like all baby bibles, there is an illustration on every page, which is crucial for my son who loves pictures.
I am so impressed with it that I am now ordering a copy from this site.
Side note: this Bible is sewn together rather than glued together, a superior binding method that makes it stay open easier, and the pages more difficult to fall out. It is the only one out of my 4 baby bibles that uses sewing, which is more expensive, but shows that the publisher believes in the product.