A year ago I began reading the One Year Bible for Kids but there’s a twist. I was reading it, underlining verses and making quick notes to my daughter Kaylie. It was like I was journaling bits of biblical truth coupled with encouragement from me.
The lines I wrote were very brief and always from my heart. I wanted her to be challenged and encouraged each day from the Lord and also from her dad. On her 16th birthday (December 31), I gave her the Bible. It wasn’t shiny and new anymore but as she thumbed through the pages she quickly realized I had read it and written a note to her everyday. It was pretty touching, I have to admit. Now her journey with the Bible really begins.
I am reading this Bible again for 2014 and I have a different child I’m writing to this year. Here is why I recommend this:
- It is not the whole Bible. Many familiar and some new stories kids don’t always read or hear but appropriate for kids.
- Actual Bible excerpts not Bible story book.
- Short reading time for better success.
- Easy to pack and take along wherever you go.
- Room to write on the pages.
- A good thought provoking question each day.
- Very affordable.
I gave a copy to all the parents in my Sunday School class with this same challenge. I hope you will choose a child and read with them in mind all year. I know it will bless you like it did me.
What Bible reading plan do you recommend?