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Essential family focused introduction to reading the Bible together - 110 favourite stories from the easy to read CEV Bible
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The Barnabas Family Bible gives you the 110 most essential Bible stories for you and your family to read and share together.
Complete with 110 simply worded Bible passages each is fully supported with an explanatory commentary, an engaging visual aid activity, and a focus for private, family or group prayer.
This helpful and practical resource is designed from the start to equip parents, carers, teachers and leaders to open up key Bible passages with their children in a structured way.
The Barnabas Family Bible is different from less creative children's Bible in that it is written to promote an interactive family study time utilises the easily readable Contemporary English Version of the Bible.
This essential family introduction to the Bible provides easy to follow guidance and support for sharing your faith as a family and give a family-friendly overview of each Bible story.
The family and sharing the Bible is always the focus of this easy to read, enriching Bible experience based in a selection of best-loved Bible passages and resources to support families and family Bible study.
CEV The Barnabas Family Bible by Martyn Payne was published by Bible Reading Fellowship in September 2014 and is our 5915th best seller. The ISBN for CEV The Barnabas Family Bible is 9781841017136.
This delightful book has been written for parents, grandparents, godparents, or anyone privileged with the care of children, to share their faith through interactive Bible stories, craft and prayer activities. It is a treasure trove of ideas. Beginning with the story of creation in Genesis the authors have selected passages from the whole Bible right through to Revelation and the creation of the new heaven and new earth. It is a joy that they have delved outside of the more common stories told to children to give a good overview of the whole faith journey of the people of God.
On opening the colourful and inviting cover the reader will discover that each story is printed on a double page spread and has a variety of ingredients. It begins with the Bible passage helpfully printed out from the Contemporary English Version. There is a suggestion for something visual, some commentary which may best be digested by an adult in advance and re-told at the time in a way which is age-appropriate for the children present. There is also a number of questions to help everyone engage with the passage and apply it to their own life, an activity idea, a prayer idea as well as a key verse and a link to a related story in the other Testament.
As always space is limited and for that reason there are no illustrations to help younger members of the family to engage with the story but this could be arranged in advance by using specially developed younger children's Bibles, or by finding pictures online.
No time scale for each session is suggested. My concern would be that people may feel that they have to cover a story a day and/or all the ingredients in one sitting and therefore may view it all as too much like hard work. However, each story could be a project for a week's worth of family Bible times or something special for a family evening once a month, in which case it could become a real highlight of family life/time with Grandparents/ godparents and others.
As well as the introduction outlining the authors' thinking behind the book there is at the back of the book a series of short helpful articles offering guidance, support and practical advice on how to grow faith and develop disciples at home.
The authors' intention is to create interesting and exciting family Bible times and they have produced an excellent resource to help with that.
Hi, what age children is this suitable for? I'm looking for something that will work with my two, especially my older boy (currently 3 1/2 and girl is 18 months) but can still be used as they get older. Any recommendations if this is not suitable? Thanks, Jo x
"Bible Society believes that every child has the right to experience the Bible for themselves and that's why we're excited to be partnering with BRF in the publication of The Barnabas Family Bible. This book encourages families to sit and explore the riches of the Bible together, reading the Bible text of 110 popular stories while delving deeper through activities, questions and prayers. Millions of people around the world have grown up with the Bible stories. It is our hope that The Barnabas Family Bible will enable families to keep the Bible alive for another generation." - James Catford, Group Chief Executive, Bible Society.
|Author / Artist||Martyn Payne|
|Publisher||Bible Reading Fellowship (September 2014)|
|Recommended for Ages||from 5 years up to 9 years|
|Number of Pages||256|
|Page last updated||16th February 2019|