Here's the perfect first Bible for the very young children. It's a thrill for parents to buy their children their first Bible. How do you choose? The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes has been a favorite for over four decades, with short illustrated Bible stories written in simple language.
Now, The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes features entirely updated artwork. This easily portable edition is the perfect interactive way to share the truths of the Bible with the youngest ones in your life. Even little children can understand great truths when told to them in simple words. And when pictures are added, doubly indelible impressions are made that can last forever. This book can be read to children aged approximately 3 1/2 to 6 years with wonderful results!
About the Author
KENNETH N. TAYLOR was the founder of Tyndale House Publishers and the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA). With 10 children and more than 25 grandchildren, he had ample experience in teaching children about the Bible. Kenneth is the author of The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes, Devotions for the Childrens House, and Big Thoughts for Little People, as well as the best-selling Living Bible paraphrase. His desire was to see more and more easy-to-read, understandable, contemporary versions of the Bible in hundreds of languages overseas.
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The New BIBLE In Pictures for Little Eyes
By Kenneth N. Taylor
MOODY PRESSCopyright © 2002 Kenneth N. Taylor
All right reserved.
Chapter OneGod Makes the World
WHEN IT IS NIGHTTIME and the lights are out you know how dark everything gets. You can't see anything. That is how all the world once was. There were no pretty flowers; there were no trees or grass or birds. There were no children either. There was only darkness. God did not want everything to be all dark. He decided to make some people. People could not live in the darkness so God made a beautiful world full of light. Genesis 1:2-5
Let's find out!
* Can you see anything at night
* Did God want everything to be all dark?
Everyone Is Happy
THIS IS THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD GOD MADE. How different it is from the cold, dark picture we looked at before! Now the world is warm and bright and pleasant. The animals are playing and everyone is happy. God has made all these things and all of them are very good but there are no people anywhere. God has not made any people. All the pretty things are here but there are no people to enjoy them, so God will make some people to live here. Genesis 1:1
Let's find out!
* Can you see a lion in this picture?
* Can you see any people?
* Did God decide to make some people?
I like the beautiful world You made, Lord. Thank You for it.
God Makes Adam and Eve
THESE ARE THE PEOPLE GOD MADE. Can you see them in the picture? They are behind the flowers in the middle of the picture. Can you point to them? The man's name is Adam. The lady's name is Eve. Adam and Eve did not have a mother and father. God made Adam out of dust from the ground, and then He made Eve. God made them happy and good. They love God and God loves them. In the picture you see them looking up toward God. No wonder they are so happy. Genesis 2:7-9
Let's find out!
* What is the man's name?
* What is the lady's name?
* Who made Adam and Eve?
I'm happy, too, Lord Jesus. I'm happy that You love me.
Adam and Eve Disobey God
ADAM AND EVE ARE NOT HAPPY NOW. Do you know why they are so sad? It is because they have been bad. They did something God told them not to do. God told them they could eat anything except the fruit from one tree. God told them not to eat that one kind but they could eat all the other kinds. The tree was so pretty and the fruit on it looked so nice that Eve wanted to eat it, but God said, "No." Then Satan, who is God's enemy, told Eve to eat it even if God said not to. Eve took the fruit and ate some of it; then she gave some to Adam and he ate it too. Now God is punishing Adam and Eve. He is sending them out of the beautiful garden and they can never come back again. Genesis 3:8-13
Let's find out!
* Who are these two people?
* Where are they going?
* Why can't they stay in the garden?
Lord, sometimes I do bad things, too, and I'm sorry.
Cain Kills Abel
THESE TWO MEN WERE ADAM AND EVE'S CHILDREN. See how big and strong they are! Once they were little children, but now they have grown up. Do you see the one with the lamb? His name is Abel. His brother's name is Cain. He is bringing some stalks of grain to give to God. Abel is giving God a lamb. God accepted Abel and his lamb, but He did not accept Cain and the grain he brought. This made Cain angry. He was so angry and jealous and mean that one day Cain said to his brother, "Let's go out and walk in the field." While they were together there in the field, Cain killed Abel. God will punish Cain for killing Abel. Cain killed his brother Abel because he was angry at God. What a terrible thing to do! Genesis 4:8-13
Let's find out!
* Which of these two men is Abel?
* Which is Cain?
* Why was Cain angry?
Help me, Father God, to do the things that make You happy.
Noah Builds a Big Boat
THIS MAN'S NAME IS NOAH. Can you say his name? I am glad to say that this man loves God very much. He wants to do whatever God tells him to do. He is a good man. God has told him to build a big boat. It is so big that it takes him a long, long time to build it. Can you see the big boat he is building? See how hard he and his sons are working! They are working so hard because God has told him to build the boat and he is happy to do whatever God says. Do you know why God wants Noah to have a boat? It is because God is going to send so much rain that all the ground and the houses will be covered with water, and if he does not have a boat he will die. The waters would go over his head and he would drown, but if he is in the boat he will be safe and dry. God is going to take care of Noah and his family and keep them safe and dry. Genesis 6:13-22
Let's find out!
* What is this man's name?
* Why is he building the big boat?
The Animals Go into the Boat
AT LAST NOAH'S BOAT IS ALL FINISHED. Can you see the boat in the picture? It is away in the back, over by the sun. See how nice the boat looks! Now it is time for Noah and his family to go into the boat. God tells Noah to take a mother and daddy lion with him into the boat. He tells him to take a mother and daddy bear too. A mother and daddy of every kind of animal are going into the boat because that is what God said. In the picture you can see all the animals going into the boat. Maybe all the other people laughed at Noah for believing that God would make it rain so hard, but Noah didn't care. He believed God and got into the boat. Then God sent the rain. Genesis 7:6-17
Let's find out!
* Where are all the animals going?
* Who told the animals to get into the boat?
* Why did God want the animals in the boat?
Noah obeyed You; the animals obeyed You; help me to obey You.
It Rains for Days and Days
AFTER NOAH AND HIS FAMILY and the animals all went into the boat God sent the rain. It rained and rained, all day and all night, and for many days and nights. Down and down the rain came until all the flowers and bushes were covered up with water; soon all the houses and trees and people were covered up with the water too. Noah and his family are safe in the boat where God is taking care of them. The animals are safe too. The bird you can see in the picture is a dove that was inside the boat. Noah let it go out to see if it could find a home, but now it is coming back to the boat because of the water. Genesis 8:8,9
Let's find out!
* Where are the flowers and houses?
* Where is Noah and his family?
* Where are all the other people in the world?
Thank You, Lord God, that You take good care of Your people.
Excerpted from The New BIBLE In Pictures for Little Eyes by Kenneth N. Taylor Copyright © 2002 by Kenneth N. Taylor
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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTSOld Testament
God Makes the WorldEveryone is HappyGod Makes Adam and EveAdam and Eve Disobey GodCain Kills AbelNoah Builds a Big BoatThe Animals Go into the BoatIt Rains for Days and DaysNoah and His Family Are SafeProud Men Build the Tower of BabelAbraham Is God's FriendGod Gives Abraham the BestGod Promises Abraham a SonThree Men from HeavenGod Tests Abraham's LoveRebekah Says She Will Be Isaac's WifeIsaac Meets RebekahJacob Lies to His FatherJacob Dreams of a Ladder with AngelsJacob Meets Rachel and They Get MarriedJacob Wrestles with an AngelEsau Forgives JacobJoseph Has a Special Coat of Many ColorsJoseph Goes to Find the Sheep and His BrothersThe Bad Brothers Sell JosephJoseph Now Works in Another CountryGod Takes Care of Joseph in PrisonJoseph and the King's DreamEveryone Must Obey JosephJoseph Helps His BrothersJoseph Takes Care of His BrothersJacob Blesses Joseph's Two SonsThe People of Israel Need HelpBaby MosesThe King's Daughter Takes Moses HomeGod Speaks to Moses from the Burning BushMoses and Aaron Warn the Bad KingThe People Mark Their Doors With BloodThe King Is Very Sorry He Hurt God's PeopleGod's People Begin Their Long JourneyGod Makes a Path through the WaterThe Soldiers Are DrownedGod Feeds the People of IsraelWater Flows from the RockGod Gives the Ten Commandments to MosesThe People Pray to a Golden CalfMoses Talks to GodThe People Bring Gifts to Help Build God's HouseGod Watches over His House at NightThe People Forget that God Cares for ThemGod Is AngryThe Snake of BrassGod Makes the Donkey TalkJoshua Becomes the New LeaderSafe in the CityLearning about GodBringing Gifts to GodMoses Sees the Promised LandJoshua's Men Are Helped by the LadyGod Makes the River Stop FlowingThe Walls Fall DownGod Keeps the Sun From SettingGideon Chooses His HelpersSamson Carries the City Doors AwaySamson Pulls Down the HouseRuth Goes Away with Her Mother-in-LawRuth Works HardHannah Prays for a BabyGod Answers Hannah's PrayerSamuel Hears God Talking to HimThe Messenger Tells Eli Some Bad NewsSaul Is Chosen to Be KingDavid the ShepherdDavid Sings to GodDavid Kills GoliathDavid and JonathanDavid Finds Saul AsleepKing DavidThe Golden Ark Is Brought HomeGod Sends Nathan to DavidAbsalom Gets CaughtSolomon Is a Wise KingSolomon Builds a New House for GodSolomon Gives ThanksSolomon Prays to an IdolThe Birds Bring Food to ElijahThe Little Boy Is Brought to LifeElijah's Fire Is Lit by GodThe Chariot Takes Elijah to HeavenThe Oil Jar Never Gets EmptyThe Sick Man Looks for ElishaThe Man Is Made WellElisha Watches the AngelsThe Little Boy Is KingHezekiah Asks God to Help HimJosiah Reads God's BookThe Men Are Sorry for Doing WrongWhatever Happens, Job Still Loves GodJob Is Now Well and Happy AgainIsaiah the ProphetGod Will Make Everything HappyJeremiah Is Tied UpGod Speaks to JeremiahThe King Is AngryGod's People Are Taken AwayJonah Runs AwaySwallowed by a Big FishJonah Preaches in NinevehDaniel and the King's FoodThe Hand Writes on the WallThe Men Watch Daniel PrayingDaniel Is Put with the Lions
Angels Tell of Jesus' BirthShepherds Visit Baby JesusWise Men Follow the StarWise Men Give Their GiftsSimeon Holds the Baby JesusJesus Visits the TempleJohn Baptizes JesusJesus Says No to SatanJesus Chooses His HelpersJesus Changes Water to WineMen Buy and Sell in God's HousePeter Catches Many FishMen Bring a Sick Friend to JesusNicodemus Talks with JesusA Little Boy is Well AgainJesus Teaches from a BoatTwo Men Build HousesJesus Makes a Dead Man LiveJesus Stops a StormJesus Makes a Dead Girl LiveA Blind Man Sees AgainA Man is a Good NeighborMary Listens to Jesus TeachJesus Talks with Bad LeadersA Rich Farmer Forgets GodJesus Teaches About God's CareA Man Sows SeedA Boy Shares His Bread and FishJesus Walks on the WaterJesus' Clothes Are ShinyJesus Makes Lazarus LiveJesus Loves ChildrenJesus Cries About a CityA Shepherd Finds His Lost SheepA Lady Gives Her Perfume to JesusA Boy Goes Away from HomeA Boy Goes Back to His FatherOne Man Thanks JesusJesus Tells About Some Grape GrowersA Poor Woman Gives to GodJesus Rides into the CityJesus Tells What Will Happen to HimA Man Invites People to DinnerJesus Talks About Loving GodJesus Eats His Last SupperJesus Teaches About HeavenJesus Prays in the GardenJudas Shows Where Jesus IsPeter Tells a LiePilate Listens to the PeopleJesus is Put on the CrossJesus is DeadJesus is Alive AgainJesus' Friends See HimPeter and John Run to the GraveThe Grave is EmptyJesus Walks with Two FriendsJesus Shows His Hands and FeetJesus Goes Back to HeavenThe Holy Spirit ComesPeter Preaches About Jesus A Lame Man WalksPeter and John Will Obey GodAnanias Lies to GodGod's Angel Helps PeterStephen Goes to HeavenPhilip Explains God's Book Paul Hurts God's PeoplePaul Hears Jesus' VoiceFriends Help Paul Get AwayPaul and Silas Are in JailPaul Is Safe in the Storm