Have a friend who is in his 70's a fairly new believer who wanted to attend childrens church in hopes of hearing the Bible stories to help his understanding of the Bible. Gave him this book and he LOVES it. I also had it as a child. like the fact not to babyish.
There are a lot of families that I work with who need to read the Word of God daily, but don't know how to do it so that their kids will enjoy it. This book is what we did for family devotions growing up. It has changed some, but is still good.
My Grandparents gave an earlier printing to my parents. I "borrowed" it when I started reading to my kids. To enjoy reading to kids I need to enjoy what I am reading. The stories are well written, they follow the Bible closely without adding in a bunch, and they go through the whole Bible old and new testament. It's a book that an adult can enjoy reading to children, and children can enjoy reading to themselves. I enjoyed reading it to my kids as much as I did reading it when I was a child. I hadn't come across the book before except for the copy my Grandparents gave my parents, now my children are grown up and are starting to have children, so when I found it on Christianbook.com I bought a copy for each of them.
I never found an acceptable children's Bible - until now! Too late for my kids, but thrilled to have this for my grandchildren. Not dumbed down or oversimplified. Very accurate stories in a format perfect for the young ones.