Reading the children's Bible-a good place even for adults to start

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  • Reply Heather Kinnaird September 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    i still have my children’s bible from when i was young, and as i would read it to my kids, i found myself picking up on so much that i had missed in the adults version. this is such a great reminder that basic can be exactly what we need

    • Reply Jen E. September 15, 2017 at 11:40 PM

      Heather, that’s so cool that you still have your Bible! Isn’t it interesting that even in a children’s Bible, God’s word can still reveal new things to us?

  • Reply Mariah Klee September 14, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    As someone who is newly(ish) saved, I can totally vouch for this! It’s so important to understand that foundation. This reminds me of the song “I Wanna Go Back” by David Dunn!

    Mariah
    http://www.likehoneyblog.com

    • Reply Jen E. September 16, 2017 at 12:19 AM

      Mariah, I still call myself new also, I feel like a babe so often, but it has a way of keeping my humble and hungry for new teaching and experiences. We should continue to have humble hearts, even if that looks like an adult reading the children’s bible 🙂 That’s the song I just posted on my Instagram (for this post)!!! Great minds…right?!

  • Reply Trema Minning September 14, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    This is great! I was raised Baptist…KJV ONLY! There was no other choice! Now, as a mother and an avid reader, it is so refreshing to have a Children’s Bible and it has helped my children and me learn together!

    • Reply Jen E. September 20, 2017 at 3:46 PM

      Trema, I used to stick to just the KJV when I first started learning, and once I started reading the other versions, I was like “oh, I get it”. my bible is KJV, but when studying, it’s great to have the other versions available. You’re right, studying with the kids teaches us so much and reminds us of their innocent perspectives.

  • Reply Jehava September 14, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    Omg your so right girl! I have read my kids stories and had God speak to me through it too! Love this!

    • Reply Jen E. September 20, 2017 at 3:38 PM

      Isn’t that a great encouragement that even in the simple lessons, God is moving. Which, as a mama, fills my heart knowing that He is speaking to my children through those studies.

  • Reply Bailey September 15, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    I absolutely love the Jesus Storybook Bible! It’s such a beautiful reminder of Christ in every story.

    • Reply Jen E. September 20, 2017 at 3:36 PM

      Don’t you?! I’m so encouraged to see how many of us are actually still learning from these simplified lessons.

  • Reply Crystal // Dreams, etc. September 16, 2017 at 1:10 AM

    This makes so much sense! Now I want to find a Children’s Bible and make my way through it.

    • Reply Jen E. September 20, 2017 at 3:32 PM

      Crystal, right?! No need to worry about what others will think. It’s all about learning God & the Word He gave us for comfort, correction & encouragement…Bump all that other stuff!

  • Reply Rachel September 16, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    This is a really great idea and great way for adults to delve into something they may not see from the same perspective!! Love it.

    • Reply Jen E. September 20, 2017 at 3:35 PM

      Rachel, I’ve learned so much from the children’s Bible. And there is great commentary in Bibles for teens too (some pretty informative background information on the history & culture of the times when the Bible was written).

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