The World’s First Online Kids Illustrated Bible Scriptures!
Friends, today marks the launch of “Parent and Child Bible Reading” website, a site that seeks to achieve a kids illustrated bible for parents to read with their kids in this digital age. We are beginning with the first sets of 12 ebooks and will keep adding on until we cover the entire bible. We have chosen to use the World English Bible (WEBPB) as this is a version that does not require us to pay royalties.
Bible scriptures for kids? Why not Bible Story Books?
If you are wondering if the bible is too difficult for a child and whether it is better to read bible story books to them, I would say it should be the scriptures and it is for the purpose of making bible reading simpler that we built this kids illustrated bible website. Remember, all scriptures is God-breathed. Although the bible was written thousand of years ago, our living God speaks to us through His scriptures. Anyone who has been reading the bible will know that when we read the word of God, a verse that we had read before may bring a new revelation and give a new wisdom when we read it again. Children have good memory and when they read the scriptures, they remember them well. These words will be a light to their path in all their life (Psalm 119:105)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness
1 Timothy 3:16 New International Version (NIV)
As parents, we want to give the best to our children. The best thing you can give to your child, the one thing that you must teach your child is about God. When they have God, they have wisdom, they have every blessings they need.
When is the right time to start reading bible?
You can start singing songs of praise to your child even when he is in your womb. You can start telling him about God and praying with him the moment he is born. You can read to him the bible stories when he is just able to sit. However, when your child is beginning to be able to read, that’s the right time to read the actual bible scriptures with him.
Start children off on the way they should go,and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Proverbs 22:6 New International Version (NIV)
My own experience
During my school days, my seniors from Campus Crusade for Christ taught me to put God first and to read the word of God before I began each study session. That was the best habit I had built for it actually led me on a journey of knowing God intimately where I experienced miracles, blessings and strengths to go through every trials in life.
So when my child was beginning to read, I make a point to read the bible with him everyday before he began his homework. Though I was unable to get a fully illustrated bible for kids, I read the bible with him. I can remember we had many excellent moments feeding on God’s words and growing together in Him. However, at times, he got distracted because the scriptures were full of words. It was because of this reason, I set my mind then, that someday, I will embark on a mission to illustrate God’s words. It seems an impossible task initially. You can read my full story of how miraculous the journey is here.
Later, I went back to the workforce and when I was struggling in a broken marriage, I did not continue the bible reading schedule with my child. By the time my child reached his teenage years, he had his tight school schedule and teaching him about God was no longer an easy task.
Parents, the easiest time to tell your child about God is when they are young. Once they reach teenage years, they are preoccupied with their school work, friends and games. We can appear to be nagging when we tell them about life experiences.
Our objectives of building this Website
Through this kids illustrated bible website I hope you can have wonderful time reading God’s words and teaching your child the way of God. I hope that through this site, I can share with you how I overcome the many challenges I faced in life and how the LORD’s unfailing love has led me through. I pray that every parent and child that come onto this site will be greatly blessed. Every reading of God’s word will be guided by His Holy Spirit and that every visitor and member here will have their spirit lifted up every time they read God’s words. Finally, I want to take this opportunity to thank our illustrator, translator and narrator, Esther Goh Tok Mui, for painstakingly matching each verse of the scriptures with the pictures,translating them to Chinese, reading and recording them into videos. I know now illustration work is really tedious. I also want to thank Sweet Publishing for making available all these pictures, placing them in public domain. Without them, this site will never be possible. Freebibleimages.org is the one who make our work so much easier, making the pictures available in Powerpoint, Jpeg and other formats. There are also many beautiful images in our blogs that are contributed by photographers from Unsplash, Freepik, and Stocksnap. God bless all of you for your generous contribution.