There are quite a few wonderful story Bibles on the market these days for parents of young children. We benefitted from reading through many of them when our kids were younger, some of them more than once. You can tell in the picture below how well-loved our copy of The Big Picture Story Bible is!
If you’re just starting out with family worship and looking for a good story Bible, it can be a little overwhelming to know where to start. Below, I’ve listed all the story Bibles we’ve personally read as a family over the years, along with a few comments on each one. You really can’t go wrong with any of the ones on this list!
Story Bibles we have personally read and enjoyed:
The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm. Great for younger kids, but still interesting for older ones, too. We’ve read through this one more times than we can count over the years.
The Big Picture Interactive Storybook by B&H Editorial Staff. This one has lots of stories that other story bibles don’t include. It is great for elementary-aged kids. It seems the “interactive” part of this book was an app that no longer exists (we never used it anyway). It’s still being sold on Amazon, but so is what looks like an identical version renamed One Big Story Bible Storybook.
The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Poetic, beautiful writing that really captures the imagination. All ages can enjoy this one.
The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung. This one is only ten stories, but it’s really good for elementary-aged kids, and the illustrations are wonderful. We haven’t read his newer The Biggest Story Bible Storybook, but I’m sure it’s great as well.
The Ology by Marty Machowski. This one isn’t a story Bible, per se, but it’s a great read aloud for family worship to teach theology to elementary-aged kids. It’s engaging enough that I don’t think my teens would mind reading through it again now that our youngest is old enough for it.
The Beginner’s Bible I was surprised by how much I liked this one. It’s older and the illustrations are kind of cheesy, but it is actually a really theologically solid story Bible for younger kids.
The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski. This one also has a lot of stories that aren’t normally included in story Bibles, and it has beautiful illustrations. Perfect for elementary-aged kids.