Read and Share Bible, with Giveaway

by 5 Minutes for Books

As a mom of young children, I am always on the lookout for ways to share Bible stories with my kids. We have many Bible storybooks, and each has merits of its own. The Read and Share Bible by Thomas Nelson is the newest addition to our Bible storybook collection. (Be sure to check the amazon link. At the time I am writing this, amazon has this Bible for a bargain!)

The Read and Share Bible contains over 200 stories from the Bible. Each story is told over two pages with vivid illustrations covering both pages. The stories are paraphrased to make them easier for children to understand, but the Biblical message is not altered. One aspect that I like about this book is that each Bible story includes a summary statement or a question to encourage discussion and application. Additionally, because there are over 200 stories, this Bible includes narratives that are often left out of other children’s Bibles (e.g., the day the sun stood still, some of the prophets, etc…). This would make a great daily reading for young children with short attention spans!

If you would like to share stories about Adam and Eve, Noah, Joseph, and many more with your young children and grandchildren, I recommend the Read and Share Bible.

We have one copy to give away, so please leave a comment if you are interested. We will announce the winner in this column on January 24.

Book Blogger Lauren is a wife, mother of two, and an avid reader. She thanks Thomas Nelson for the review copy of this book. Lauren blogs at Baseballs and Bows.

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1 Rachel January 10, 2011 at 12:04 am

I’d love a copy of this book! Bible story books are great for squirmy kids during church!


2 Shondra January 10, 2011 at 12:05 am

I’d love to receive this book. My 16 month old is at that age where he loves to be read to. I’m sure him and I would enjoy this book a lot.

Thanks for the giveaway!


3 Tonya January 10, 2011 at 12:11 am

This sounds like a great book. I know my kiddos would love it.


4 jenna January 10, 2011 at 12:15 am

I love that there are so many different versions of the Bible for kids to understand. I’d love to add this to our library of books or give it as a present to a friend of family member.


5 Dottie W. January 10, 2011 at 12:30 am

This sounds like an awesome version for kids!


6 Carrie January 10, 2011 at 12:35 am

My kids love their Bibles- so we’d love another one!

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7 Renee Richardson January 10, 2011 at 1:02 am

I would love to experience this with my children. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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8 Larri January 10, 2011 at 6:33 am

Even though my kids are older (7, 10, & 12), they still love to hear Bible stories. If I won, I’d present this to my newest neighbor…she was born last month! :)


9 Sherri V. January 10, 2011 at 9:32 am

Would love it.


10 Sarah - PS Mom Reviews January 10, 2011 at 9:40 am

I would enjoy reading this to my son.


11 Jen January 10, 2011 at 10:11 am

We can always use another good bible book for the kids


12 Kristie January 10, 2011 at 10:14 am

This would be wonderful for my friend’s new little one. Thank you for the chance to win!


13 Annie January 10, 2011 at 10:33 am

Sweet! I am always looking for Bibles to share with my little ones. This looks really good!


14 Alison S. January 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

My son loves reading and I’ve been starting to think of ways to introduce reading Bible related stuff to him. This looks like it would be perfect.


15 ukulele daddy January 10, 2011 at 11:20 am

I like the idea of posing questions at the end of the stories. This book of kid’s bible stories sounds better (more engaging and developmentally appropriate) than the ones that I sometimes am asked to read when I take my turn teaching Sunday school to preschoolers.


16 Karen January 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I would love a copy of this book to read to my 3 precious grandsons.


17 Jeanette January 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Oh, this looks fabulous! I am always looking for more ways to share God’s Word with my kiddos.


18 Mark January 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I’d love to win this to give to my niece.


19 Beth C January 10, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I’d love to have this for my youth group at church. They are between 5 and 7 years of age and love Bible stories.


20 cory January 10, 2011 at 2:37 pm

i would love to win this. i need more books for my kids that are about really important things verses princesses and trucks
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21 Jilleen January 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I would very much love to win this book. My daughter is so very much into Bible stories and can’t get enough of them. She goes to Catholic school (1st grade) and is always asking questions. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a fabulous book.


22 Elizabeth January 10, 2011 at 3:21 pm

This would be great for my 3 year old.


23 Karen January 10, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I’d love to win this to read with my boys!


24 tennille January 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm

this looks like a wonderful copy of the Bible for my son.


25 MH January 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm

My greandson is starting to read and I think that this would be a great Bible for him to have.


26 christina January 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I’ve tried to find a bible story book like the one I had as a child, but no luck so far. This might be its replacement!


27 Shari January 10, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Would love to win this for my three year old and almost three month old!


28 Jessica January 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway! I would love reading this my three kids (Tristan 4yrs, Gabriella and Isabella 3yrs) :)


29 Andrea January 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE a copy of this little Bible!! :)


30 Barbara Manatee January 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm

This would be a great to read at bedtime each night with my 3 lil ones.


31 Linda Kish January 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm

This would be great for my DIL’s nephew…His dad is a pastor.

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32 Some Lucky Dog January 10, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Id love to win this to share when one of our grandsons is here!
someluckydog at gmail dot com


33 Alyson January 11, 2011 at 5:09 am

I would love this for my four year old. We too have read some Bible storybooks and the stories are either too loo long or the meaning not clear to her. Thanks!

Alyzabeth’s Mommy


34 Vilmarys January 11, 2011 at 8:56 am

I’d love to win this for my family.


35 Tammy January 11, 2011 at 9:33 am

Would love to win this!


36 LaVonne January 11, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Very interested! :)


37 Jaimie K January 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm

What a neat book! We’d love to have that for our home (and church…)! Thanks!


38 Vickie Couturier January 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I would really enjoy sharing this with my grandsons,they would love it



39 julie January 11, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I’d love to read this to my daughter!


40 Megan January 11, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I’d love to win this to read to my daughter!
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41 djackson1958 January 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm

This would be great to share with little Oliver.


42 Christy January 11, 2011 at 9:13 pm

I’d like to win this for my daughter.


43 Florence January 12, 2011 at 1:54 am

Thank you, I’d love to win this for my son.


44 LT January 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I would love to share this book with my children! Thanks for the chance to win!


45 Samantha R January 12, 2011 at 10:06 pm

What a perfect book to keep my little one quiet during church! I would love to win!


46 Christi January 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I’d love to have this to share with my boys! Thanks!


47 Melissa P. January 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm

This book would make a great addition to any child’s book collection. Thank you!m


48 corrina January 17, 2011 at 12:50 am

This would be perfect for my kiddos


49 Wanda January 22, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I would really love this for my one and only grandson.
Thanks for the giveaway.


50 Lisa L January 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I would love to have this for my little boy.


51 trixx January 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm

This would be nice for my daughter


52 Lorena ALcocer January 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm

God sure has his ways of talking to us. I know I clicked to this website for a reason. Had I not I would have not known of this book and well this website. Thanks for having something like this for us mom who sometimes feel like even 5 minutes is too much time for themselves. God Bless.


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