We are reading the Bible to Joseph, however, I find myself changing words or adding in words to make the text more understandable to a 5-year-old. It is mostly changing third person pronouns (and a short discussion on "What is wine? What's a miracle?") and modifying some descriptors. We are using an HCSB currently. I grew up in a KJV only church, but I wonder if either of these are the best versions to use for one so young? Thoughts?
Post by Mike Miller on Feb 5, 2014 11:09:06 GMT -5
As for reading directly from the Bible, HCSB is probably as good as any, though you might take a look at the NIrV (the New International Reader's Version), which is written on a third grade reading level. I have to say that I am not that familiar with it, but it's probably worth a look. However, my favorite for children is The Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones (no relation to Martin Lloyd-Jones). It is really great, and you can check it out here: www.jesusstorybookbible.com/