Last year, we read through the Jesus Storybook Bible at the breakfast table. Miss H loved it, and so did I, but when we were done, we stopped our sweet habit of reading a storybook Bible first thing. Sometimes we’d pick up one throughout the day, but getting back into the habit of this precious time is something I desperately wanted for this year’s morning time. I don’t want reading the Bible to become boring to her, so I decided to put together a plan using four Bible storybooks/Bibles that we enjoy. If you don’t have all these Bibles, don’t sweat it. It’ll be easy to replace one of these Bible stories with either a different Bible storybook or the actual Bible.
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Preschool Bible Reading Plan: Genesis
The plan I put together starts with the Old Testament. Right now I’m sharing just the Genesis portion, but the rest is on its way! I did start out with a Psalm because it’s the first entry in the Jesus Storybook Bible. For this plan, I used four Bible books/Bibles that we have and enjoy:
- The Jesus Storybook Bible-
- Egermeier’s Bible Story Book– This one is by far the most complete Bible storybook we have. Many stories that aren’t addressed in the other two storybooks are found here.
- Jesus Calling Bible Storybook– Some people feel uncomfortable with the little devotionals that are written from Jesus’ perspective. I skip these, but I like the stories in this Bible storybook.
- The Message/NIV Bible- I want to gradually introduce reading the actual Bible to Miss H, so I’ve included some stories from the NIV and the Message. The Message Bible is kind of like a Bible storybook for grownups, because it’s a paraphrase.
In my last post, I wrote about why I chose to read my children Bible storybooks. If this isn’t your preference, I also included the Bible references to each section we read. A little editing might be in order if you choose to go that route 🙂
The stories are chosen in order, based on the versions that I felt were the most complete or appropriate for my children. There’s a little bit of overlap, but it isn’t too repetitive and served as a little review.
This approach has been so wonderful for us!
Miss H is eager to read the Bible everyday, and even asks me to keep reading the next story (which I don’t, because of this.) I think having the mix of different styles and getting to hear stories that aren’t always included in Bible storybooks has been exciting for her.