I was asked to review the Once Upon A Time Holy Bible and the Storybook Bible. These books are gorgeous! With the popularity of fairy tales and Disney animation, and especially with the new release of Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast on March 17, Zonderkidz wanted to publish a storybook Bible and full -text Bible (Holy Bible offered in hardcover, and pink leathersoft editions) that would resonate with children and families who loved those types of movies, and loved reading a great story. The art will totally captivate Disney lovers with similar looking characters and color palettes.
Zonderkidz wanted to capture fans of this genre, but introduce young children to the word of God, and introduce them to the great characters of the Bible. It’s important to note that this brand serves to resound the theme that the Bible is NOT a fairy tale, but every great Bible story happened once upon a time. The Bible is the ultimate Happily Ever After story!
What Christian parent doesn’t want to tie in Bible learning fun with what their kids already love, but also have the opportunity to teach them that the real heroes and stories of our faith come straight from God’s Word.
The Storybook Bible utilizes even more of the captivating art style and beautiful narrative to tell the major stories of the Bible. This bible would be perfect for a younger child and the artwork is just awesome.
The Holy Bible (in Hardcover or imitation Leather) includes the full-text of the bestselling New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) translation, and highlights 6 great stories (with 4 illustrated pages for each) of the Bible in full-color tip-in pages. This one would be perfect first bible for an older child or a teenager.These bibles are available where books are sold and specifically the Storybook bible is also available at Sam’s Club. If you would like to purchase either of these books online, you can go HERE.
These books are really beautifully made and one could be for your younger children to get them started with the bible or for older children regardless if they’ve had exposure to a bible yet or not. Here are some of my own pictures of the bibles I received. I wish I had these when I was a child!