The Big Picture Story Bible

Having three young children, finding faith based resources geared specifically for their ages is always nice. They feel more encouraged and interested in learning more when it’s a resource they enjoy. As a homeschooler, faith based resources are an important part of our homeschooling as well!

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Family Christian offers a wide variety of faith based resources for children, teens and adults! I was really excited for the opportunity to review The Big Picture Story Bible, The Big Picture Bible Verses, and The Big Picture Family Devotional by David R. Helm.

The Big Picture Story Bible is a story Bible for kids designed for children ages 2-7 and uses simple words and beautiful illustrations by Gail Schoonmaker the kids really enjoy. All three of our children (ages 4, 6, and 8) have been enjoying The Big Picture Story Bible. Even though they are not reading independently, they still like to get together and just go through it together. I love that it is creating a bonding time for all three of them centered around God’s Word!

The Big Picture Story Bible for kids

The Big Picture Story Bible includes stories from the Bible from both the Old Testament and New Testament. It really uses words that speak to kids in a way that they relate to most. It asks questions to really engage the kids in the story. It asks them to think about and picture the story, which I think is a wonderful approach. While reading it, I always pause after the questions to allow them to really think about it and answer. Do you know what happened? Why did it happen? I love that it really makes them think because these aren’t “just” stories. This is God’s Word, and it teaches us many things! Our kids have been really engaged while we read.

The Big Picture Story Bible for kids review

The Big Picture Bible Verses is designed as a companion for The Big Picture Story Bible. It contains 45 memory versus that can help both children and adults memorize God’s Word. It’s written in a unique Question and Answer format. It asks simple questions that can be answered with a Bible Verse. It’s a really unique approach, though it took some time for our kids to understand they were to answer with a full Bible verse and not just a one or two word answer! This resource is recommended for children ages 6-10.

The Big Picture Bible Verses

The Big Picture Family Devotional is also a resource designed to compliment The Big Picture Story Bible. At first, I thought we may use this during our homeschool Circle Time, but since my husband is going back to college full-time, he isn’t home during the day, so we have our Family devotional time in the evening. What is unique about this devotional is they understand today’s family challenges. They have limited it to fifty weeks rather than fifty-two weeks so families can do other devotions they may have for Christmas and Easter. This is if you choose to do a devotional three times per week. Each devotional can usually be completed in around 10 minutes.

Although The Big Picture Family Devotional is also geared for children ages 6-10, our preschooler is often able (and wants to) participate. Everything is already laid out for us. We simply go to the day’s devotional, read the passage, and go over the reflection and interaction. For even more reinforcement, it has songs at the end of the book that correspond with specific devotionals as well! It even ties in The Big Picture Bible Verses, too. I love that this encourages our children to really think about what we are learning in God’s Word.

The Big Picture Family Devotional

Overall, I think The Big Picture Story Bible and complimenting resources are great for young children. It not only presents stories in the Bible in ways that are appealing to young children but also engages them to truly think about what they are learning. I love that it offers a resource for the whole family to connect and discuss God’s Word. I think it’s a great family resource offered by Family Christian.

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  1. Wonderful book. The best book to read as a family!

  2. I Am Absolutely In Love with The Big Picture Story Bible! The pictures are geared for the kids and are so bright and beautiful! This is a great way to sit with your children and teach them the word of God in terms that they can understand! This would be a great gift for Christmas! Thank you so very much for sharing this with all of us! I really do love this book and the idea of our kids learning and reading their way! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
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  3. I already commented above on the Big Picture Story Bible! I Love It! Michele 🙂
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  4. Debbie Bray
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    I like that it uses simple words and has beautiful pictures

  5. The more we can expose our children to the word of God the better. We recently watched “God’s not Dead” and “Heaven’s for Real” both were a delight. Family Christian has so much material to choose from that you can find what ever your looking for with them.

  6. Dorothy Boucher
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    its as if GOD has sent me to your page.. these past days my life has been making a huge change, find JESUS .. more and more each day I begin to grow and its wonderful to come across this blog and see something like this, so yes I had to jump at the chance to be able to have something like this for my grandchildren.. wonderful review and thanks for share..

  7. My kids would LOVE this book. They love “childish” Bible’s and books to learn on.

  8. Julie Waldron says

    This looks like a wonderful book to read along with my children.

  9. I love childrens bible books. I think its good for children to learn young.
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  10. I love children’s devotionals like this. I remember spending time using one when my girls were little; they always looked forward to that book.

  11. I love the fact that you take the time to allow your children to think about the Bible truths that are being taught and have guided them to answer with more than a word or two. It is so impressive that the Big Picture Family Devotional is meant to go with the Big Picture Story Bible…another reinforcement that these are so much more than stories, they are based on the true Word of God, the Bible. Keep up the good work with your little ones!

  12. Patty Sandifer-Bryant
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    I remember when I was a little girl going to the dr/dentist office and having a big children’s bible…I believe they still have those. This reminds me of that and how great to be able to actually own one.

  13. judy maharrey says

    I lovethat there adefath based materials available for kids. I believe that what they learn as a child will stay with them for a lifetime.

  14. Debbie Bray
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    I love that it uses simple words and beautiful illustrations.

  15. judy maharrey says

    I love the idea of the big picture book. Good way to get and keep kids interest.

  16. You know that I loved your review on The Big Picture Story Bible! I’m entering the giveaway for $10 so that if I were to win, I’m hoping that I can purchase this Bible for my kids for Christmas! I really do Love this Bible with the gorgeous pictures and how it’s written! Thanks so much for this giveaway! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
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  17. Edna Williams says

    Best pictures! This book is so simple!

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