If you are one of the millions of Christian parents looking for a way to engage and understand the Bible together as a family, The Family Reading Bible is the Bible to meet your needs. Throughout the development of this unique Bible, the special content (questions, fun facts, and more) was tested by Christian families just like yours, who provided insightful feedback and help in order to make this Bible useful for you and your family in everyday life. The Family Reading Bible is designed to help parents use the Bible itself as their family devotional tool. A reading system with three easy-to-use tracks allows parents to accommodate children of various ages and stages. Readings of manageable length along with age-appropriate, engaging questions will encourage and maintain your kids’ interest in God's Word.
The Family Reading Bible is the perfect tool for parents in their role as the spiritual leaders of their home.
Three reading tracks
Short Path—for families with tight schedules or children under 9
Long Path—for longer devotional times and children over 9
Off the Beaten Path—provides an opportunity for creative exploration of various topics of the Bible such as the Christmas story, Angels and Demons, Kings and Queens, and other fun topics.
The Family Reading Bible is organized in standard canonical order, but the readings are read in chronological order. Example: when a reading about David in 2 Samuel is connected to a Psalm David wrote, you will be directed by page number to a devotional reading from that Psalm. You will then be returned by page number back to the next reading in 2 Samuel.
The Christmas Story from The NIV Family Reading Bible helps you lead your children in devotions through the Christmas season. Twenty readings span the 'big picture' of God's grace in sending Jesus to live on earth and walk among us; seven readings from the Old Testament cover the prophecies and background about the Messiah's coming; eight stories relate the events immediately surrounding and including Jesus' birth; and the final six readings show how Jesus is the Son of God and has made God's love and forgiveness available to every one. You and your family will follow and understand the story of Jesus' birth as you never have before. Each reading also includes engaging questions and points of interest that will help you and your family connect with the Christmas story in a fresh way. NIV 2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world's most popular modern-English Bible---easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages.