`The BIG Picture Interactive Bible` is a hardback Christian Standard Bible for kids. I love the layout and structure of this Bible. There are sections throughout the Bible that give the definitions of big words, those that help with Seeing the Big picture, a section connecting the child to Christ in the Old and New Testaments and questions that help the child ponder the big idea.
Throughout the Bible, there are big real-life pictures that draw in the child’s interest in the scriptures. I especially liked the packaging it came in through the mail. Lifeway took great care in protecting the Bible from damage.
I chose the book of `Jonah` to read and get a feel for this Bible. I think most children are familiar with Jonah, the Prophet who didn’t want to go to Nineveh and was swallowed by a big fish instead. The introduction of each book in the Bible lists Who the book is about, when was the time frame, Why?, and The Big Picture (summary of the story). The wording is big enough for most children to read. The `Christ connection` (in Jonah) relates Jesus call to repentance to God’s call for Jonah to go to Nineveh. How Jesus willingly went to the cross, as opposed to Jonah’s rebellion. Jesus died on the cross to rescue us from sin, Jonah was not willing to save God’s people.
This would be a perfect Bible for the older child to read and carry to church. It is a little heavy so younger children would not be able to carry it. The BIG Picture Interactive Bible comes with a free digital pop-up app. and 100 verses to memorize.
Disclaimer: “I was provided a free copy of this Bible. All opinions are my own.”