God’s Word For Me Bible Storybook illustrated by Marijke ten Cate and Compiled by Tana Fortner is unique to us! I’ve come across a lot of Bible Story books for my children but none quite like this. This book takes actual real Bible text from the International Children’s Bible instead of a retelling of common know stories as you would expect. I think this is wonderful because over time, children will remember the stories word for word and be memorizing the Bible as they do!
The contents of this book consists of 13 Old Testament Stories, 13 New Testaments Stories, & 11 important resources for children. Bible character stories included Moses, Abram, Rahab, Joseph, Jesus, and many others. Each of the stories features a title, informs the reader where the selection of text was taken from in the Bible, and three important applications. The applications are Remember God’s Word which is a Bible Verse to take to heart, Do God’s Word which is how the story at hand could be applied in their life, & Pray God’s word. Those three engaging applications are an excellent way to help children grow deeper in knowing more of God and what He’s done for all of us!
Following the Old and New Testament stories is the important resources for children section. This section I’m thrilled was included in this book! It has the Ten Commandments, The Twenty Third Psalm, songs to learn such as Jesus Loves Me, a place for your child to mark off what stories in the book were read or verses they’ve memorized on the date they did so, and much more! These resources are a great go to for memorization & charting a child’s progress whether being used at home or in Sunday School class setting.
Overall, the book is very well compiled and the illustrations are super kid friendly. My children ages 3 1/2 and 6 years old were certainly interested in the book right away and have been enjoying our Bible reading time quite a bit. The book is hardcover and even features a handy ribbon bookmark on the inside to keep track of where you were reading or will be reading next. This book would be great for any home or church setting and would make a wonderful gift for any child. I can’t recommend it enough!
Interested in Purchasing? You can find God’s Word For Me: Favorite Bible Stories from the International Children’s Bible at Family Christian for $14.99!