Choose a Bible that your child can understand. There are many different translations, types, and styles of Bibles available. Choose one that your child can use for years to come. A resource page has been provided with some ideas. A Bi- ble can be purchased at a local Christian book- store, online, or at your local mega market. You may even choose to have your child’s name engraved on the Bible.
Sample Letter to Your Child:
As a 2nd grader, you have a great ability to read. With that, we want you to grow to love the greatest book of all time: the Bible. The people who love you most have taken the time to mark their favorite verses in this Bible. We hope it will be a guide for you as you seek to know God on your own.
Since you’ve become such a good reader, we desire for you to read the Bible, because it is personal, prepares you for life, and is true. Enjoy reading God’s letter of love to you!
Mom and Dad
Bible Presentation Script:
This year you have become a really good reader. As a family, we’ve heard you read many books, and we believe the greatest book you will ever read is the Bible. We chose this Bible for you because we want you to begin spending your own time reading it every day–whether that be in the morning when you first wake up, when you get home from school in the afternoon, or before you go to bed at night.
Lots of people that you love have marked special verses in this Bible, so that as you read, you can discover everyone’s favorite verses. We hope that this Bible becomes very special to you as you spend time reading it in order to know God more.
We’ve written a letter to you in the front of this Bible. Let me read it with you.
As a family, we’ve learned that the Bible is personal, that the Bible prepares us for life, and that the Bible is true. We hope you will always remember these three things as you grow up and learn more about a great God who loves you, by reading His words to you.