Get into God’s Word every day! A year’s worth of devotions written for kids ages 6-10 Completely updated with a new fun design New features that encourages Bible study A Bible kids can read themselves New International Reader’s Version, The NIV for kids!™ Written at a third grade reading level, this translation is easy for kids to explore God's word on their own. Help your children develop a good habit they’ll want to keep. With all new eye-catching illustrations and design, The Kid's Devotional Bible makes Bible reading fun! Updated and expanded features include: Short weekday devotions that help young readers apply Bible lessons for a full year 52 weekend devotions that teach kids about God’s creation through fun activities like visiting the zoo and gazing at the stars New “Got It” feature that encourages kids to find answers to Bible trivia themselves Book introductions that give helpful information about each book of the Bible A dictionary to look up words they want to know more about Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding your souls.
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The Kids' Devotional Bible
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In Exodus Moses tells about the people who live after Abraham. Some of these people are called the Israelites.
The Israelites are special to God. But they are in trouble. They are slaves in Egypt. God saves them! He makes Pharaoh let the Israelites go. Then God gives the Israelites rules to live by. They must obey these rules and love God.
The People of Israel Are Slaves in Egypt
1 Here are the names of Israel's children who went to Egypt with Jacob. Each one went with his family.
2 Jacob's sons were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, 4 Dan, Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5 The total number of Jacob's children and grandchildren was 70. Joseph was already in Egypt.
6 Joseph and all of his brothers died. So did all of their children.
7 The people of Israel had many children. They greatly increased their numbers. There were so many of them that they filled the land.
8 Then a new king came to power in Egypt. He didn't know anything about Joseph.
9 "Look," he said to his people. "The Israelites are far too many for us. 10 Come. We must deal with them carefully. If we don't, they will increase their numbers even more. Then if war breaks out, they'll join our enemies. They'll fight against us and leave the country."
11 So the Egyptians put slavedrivers over the people of Israel. The slave drivers beat them down and made them work hard. The Israelites built the cities of Pithom and Rameses so Pharaoh could store things there.
12 But the more the slave drivers beat them down, the more the Israelites increased their numbers and spread out. So the Egyptians became afraid of them. 13 They made them work hard. They didn't show them any pity. 14 They made them suffer with hard labor. They forced them to work with bricks and mud. And they made them do all kinds of work in the fields. The Egyptians didn't show them any pity at all. They made them work very hard.
The people practice evil magic, just as the Philistines do. They make ungodly people their friends.
7 Their land is full of silver and gold. There is no end to their treasures. Their land is full of horses. There is no end to their chariots. 8 Their land is full of statues of gods.
He will judge between the nations. He'll settle problems among many of them. They will hammer their swords into plows. They'll hammer their spears into pruning tools. Nations will not go to war against one another. They won't even train to fight anymore (Isaiah 2:4).
From Bullies to Buddies
Today's Bible Reading: Isaiah 2:1 - 5
Are you the biggest bully on the block? Do you hit your brother or sister when you're mad? Then watch out. Jesus is coming!
What will Jesus do when he comes? Will he spank you? Will he yell at you for fighting all the time? No way!
Jesus will do something wonderful. In this verse, it says he will turn swords into plows. That means he can turn guns into gardens. Or he can turn bullies into buddies. If you let him, Jesus will take your hitting hands and turn them into helpful hands.
Peace starts with you. Don't fight. Don't hit. Give your hands to Jesus, and see the great things you will do!
Ask Yourself: Do you sometimes fight and hit? Who can help you to not fight?
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For your next reading, turn to page 839. If you want to read more, see Matthew 5:9 on page 1188 and James 3:17 - 18 on page 1558.
"Abram, do not be afraid. I am like a shield to you. I am your very great reward" (Genesis 15:1). I have read this devotion For your next reading, turn to page 21.
Saturday: Genesis 15:1 Sunday: Psalm 5:11 - 12
God was Abram's shield. He watched over Abram in every way. He guarded Abram's life, his heart and his happiness.
He led Abram safely through strange countries. He kept Abram safe during battles. He warned Abram away from evil cities.
God blessed Abram with riches. He surrounded Abram with honor. He gave Abram a long, rich, full life.
That's unusual, isn't it? Abram was a special case, right? Wrong!
God promises to watch over all who trust him.
He also promises to bless them. He promises to surround them with his favor. God still says, "Do not be afraid. I am like a shield to you."
Trust in God, then sing for joy!
God will bless you. He will surround you with love. He will shield you completely, just as he shielded Abram.
Some things to think about: What adults do you trust? Can they watch over you completely? Do they help God watch over you?
Some things to do: Trust God. Ask him to watch over you all the time. Help friends in trouble.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There's been a big push in our kids programs lately to get kids to bring and use their Bible at church (we've even started a Got Bible competition!). However, we don't want to stop there. We want kids to begin to form a habit of daily Bible reading at home as well. In order to do that, they need a Bible they can connect with and easily understand. As a result, we're constantly on a search for age-appropriate Bibles to recommend for parents. In the process, we've come across some great Bibles and some great Bible tools. One Bible I'm especially impressed with is the The Kids' Devotional Bible by ZonderKidz. Here's some of the things I love about it: **Introductions to books are short and easy. They usually tell the author of the book and some of the major stories. Just enough to give kids a bit of background without bogging them down. **Daily Devotionals: Obviously, this was one of the big features in this Bible. I like that each day has its own devotional, and kids have a place to check off when they have read/completed that day's reading and thinking. Usually there's some kind of personal reflection included in the devotional and sometimes a follow-up action. **The Pictures: The graphics in this Bible are appealing to elementary kids and maybe even a bit older. They are somewhat realistic and somewhat cartoony - a perfect mix for kids. Most of the graphics are pictures of other kids (a pretty diverse bunch at that). It would have been nice to see a few illustrations of the Bible stories along the way as well. The length of the devotionals is just about perfect, especially when you consider the time it will take the kids to read the Scripture passage as well. **The Translation: I didn't have any real experience with NIrV (New International Reader's Version), but it seems to be pretty close to the NIV (accurate translation) and easy to understand for kids. Got It! Section: At the end of some of the books is a Got It! Section that highlights an important theme in the book such as staying away from the occult, trusting in God when life doesn't make sense, and repentance. It's a good way to cement in some crucial theology in a quick, concise way. **Real Life Stuff: Some of the devotionals deal with some hard-hitting stuff such as abuse in the family, evil in the world, evangelism and persecution. It's presented in an age-appropriate way and seems like and effective way for kids to start thinking seriously about the role of God in their lives. It also gives comfort and advice in hard to manage situations. **Cool Bible Tools: Of course, after our latest unit, I'm a pretty big sucker for Cool Bible Tools and this Bible has plenty of them! They include: the Dictionary, Subject Guide (with page references to corresponding devotionals), and a place to take notes at the end. Kids seem to love those Bible maps, so it would have been nice to see a few of those thrown in, but its certainly not worth complaining about. All in all, a great buy and a two-thumbs up recommendation for the elementary age! Check out more Bible reviews on my Growing Kids Ministry blog.
I enjoy reading this Bible with my daughter every evening before she goes to bed. The devotionals are the appropriate level for her (and for any child). It really adds meaning to the reading. I would recommend this version to any parent wanting to share God's word with their children.
Not sure why, but the contents button freezes everything. Not having any trouble with any other books, just this one. Updating and reinstalling doesnt help either.
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Best book ever
I wish this book was in e-format!