Bibles and Bible Resources Make Great Gifts – CPH Has Something for Everyone
The gift of God’s Word makes for a great and memorable Christmas gift, a priceless treasure! Concordia Publishing House has a full range of Bibles and Bible story resources, for every age. Let me show you what we have, starting from Bibles for very young children, up to our most feature-rich Bible, The Lutheran Study Bible. Please note! The following list and recommendations are just a few of the many Bibles and Bible resources we offer. To see all we have click on these two links: Bibles and Children’s Bibles.
The Story Bible
This is our premier Bible resource for children, and also for anyone who has little, to no, grasp of the content of the Bible, and, more importantly, it’s meaning. We have heard already from many that they are using this not only with children, but also with adults. Never before in our nearly 150 years of publishing have we produced a Bible as rich and feature-filled as The Story Bible. This treasure will be a great help to pastors, teachers, parents and grandparents as they, like the faithful mother and grandmother of St. Timothy, lead the little ones to understand the Sacred Scriptures. Throughout this Bible, high quality realistic art from our Growing in Christ series is used to fully engage the reader, rather than using cartoonish artwork that might suggest to children that the Bible stories are pretend rather than real. Our intent was to keep the focus on Christ by presenting stories with Old Testament prophecies about Christ so we could present one story for all of Scripture—God’s gift of the Savior. Instead of paraphrasing each story, they were drawn directly from the Bible while adjusting them for student readability. Many stories from the latter part of the Old Testament have been included so that children may begin to build an understanding of the sequence of biblical history. There is also a user’s guide included to explain how to use this Bible with children at different stages of development and reading levels. Other unique features included in this Bible are discussion questions, learning activities, and prayers. These bring each story to life, making a meaningful and lasting impression on children from ages 3 to 8. Whether for at-home use, in preschools, or as part of a congregation-wide children’s ministry, this Bible will make a lasting impact.
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Here are The Story Bible‘s key features:
• 130 Bible stories drawn directly from the Bible
• Focus on Christ with Old Testament prophecies included
• Highlights challenging words
• Beautiful life-like illustrations
• Discussion questions
• Learning activities
• Presentation page
• Large readable text
• Large 9 x 10 format, lies flat
• User’s guide for different age levels
Finally, here’s a video about The Story Bible:
This series of illustrated, inexpensive, Bible literacy books for children has been a flagship line for Concordia Publishing House for fifty years, and have sold, literally, tens of millions of copies of these books. Generations of Christians have grown up with these books, which set a Bible story to rhyme and teaching the meaning of the story. Each book contains a helpful note to parents in the back. There is simply nothing like the Arch Book series available. These little books popular Bible stories through fun-to-read rhymes and bright illustrations. This well-loved series captures the attention of children, telling scripturally sound stories that are enjoyable and easy to remember. We offer a subscription plan to the Arch books, that includes a nice wooden bookholder for 128 titles. You can read more about the subscription program here. Here is a complete list of all the titles available.
You can even read eight of our Arch Books on your computer, for free. Just follow this link to access them.
Did you know we also have iPad app versions of sixteen titles in our Arch Book series? Sure do! Check them out here.
“The 16-page length makes them perfect for young children who may have trouble sitting still for longer story books,” says Peggy Kuethe, book editor at CPH. “The sing-song rhyme of the re-told Bible stories makes them easy and fun to listen to. And the grown-ups page at the end of each book provides parents with in-depth information about the Bible stories so they can answer “why” questions about God and His people.”
These books are segmented by different parts of the Bible for a thorough journey through God’s Word: beginnings, Old Testament, Christmas, Jesus’ miracles, parables and lessons of Jesus, Easter, and New Testament.
Kuethe shares, “Illustrations are colorful and helpful for giving context and explanation to the stories. But perhaps the feature that has made Arch® Books favorites for generations of Christians is that they’re true to God’s Holy Word.”
The Hear Me Read Bible
This is a collection of key Bible stories, formatted in such a way as to allow for very young children, who are beginning to read, to read the stories. My son actually learned to read by using the Hear Me Read series. Who is this product for?
Imagine sharing a Bible story with your children in 25 words or less. Not only do your early readers hear exciting Bible stories, but they learn to read simple words at the same time.
What does this provide for you? This Bible storybook helps your child develop and grow in their reading ability; Early Bible readers become seasoned Bible readers. Read the stories together in this book, then read them again in an easy-to-understand translation of the Bible. Each story in the Hear Me Read Bible Stories offers a few words of encouragement to help you teach Bible concepts to your little one.
What is it? Early readers need two kinds of reading. They need to be read to, and they need to do their own reading. Hear Me Read Bible Stories helps you to encourage your child with both kinds.In this collection of Bible stories, you and your child read 18 Bible stories using just 25 words or less. These words are repeated to help your child develop a sight vocabulary, recognize words, and grow in Bible knowledge. The colorful illustrations help too. Author Mary Manz Simon is a parenting specialist and has a Ph.D. in education.
Here is a video on the Hear Me Read Bible:
The Faith Alive Student Bible
When children are ready to move into their first full copy of the Bible, this is the perfect choice. This Bible was developed specifically with children who have learned to read and are ready to start studying God’s Word in more depth. This is most thorough student Bible available today. You can take a look at an excerpt from the Faith Alive Bible, and order a copy here. Children in grades three through eighth grade would benefit from this Bible. Adults as well! This is the perfect “starter” Bible for anyone. Here are the the Faith Alive Bible‘s most important features:
Who, What, When, Where and Why
These boxes are spread throughout the Bible and provide facts on the who, what, when, where, and why of God’s Word and the story of salvation. Find out more about the real people, places, and life in Bible times.
4U: (For You)
Every word in the Bible is loaded with meaning for everyone, but these boxes will help you understand what certain passages mean FOR YOU personally.
As you read through the Bible, you will find many verses that remind you that Jesus’ death on the cross connects you back to God—which gives you forgiveness, life and salvation. In many placed, a brief note is included explaining a particular Cross Connection.
Section and Books of the Bible Introductions
The Faith Alive Bible is divided into six sections. The beginning of each section includes information about the books contained in the section. There is also an introduction on the first page of each book of the Bible that gives you the big picture about the content of that book, including the author, dates, main themes, and significant events.
Articles and Charts
The Faith Alive Bible is loaded with great information to help you better understand God’s Word for your life. You will find colorful and informative articles and charts through the Bible, between the Testaments, and between books or chapters of the Bible.
Timelines and Maps
The events recorded in God’s Word are real. Look at the timelines to see the history of your salvation. Colorful maps help you see where these events took place and where those locations are found in the world today.
These pages help you with words in the Bible that you may not know.
Here’s a video about the Faith Alive Bible:
The Lutheran Study Bible
This is Concordia Publishing House’s premier study Bible. Simply put, it is in a league of its own. It is the most widely used and best selling Lutheran Study Bible on the market today and nothing like it has ever before been produced in the English language. It has been met with rave reviews from Lutherans and non-Lutherans alike. We have a web site devoted to explaining The Lutheran Study Bible and showcasing its contents. Please visit TLSB’s web site here. With nearly half-a million copies in print, TLSB is available in two sizes, in a regular print size and a larger print size and in multiple format: bonded leather, genuine leather, a special multicolored material called “Duotone” and in various digital formats: Kindle, ePub and LOGOS edition. This Bible provides the most extensive set of study notes featured in a Bible like this that has ever been published in English speaking Lutheranism. It is a gift that is appropriate for high schoolers, college aged students and adults.
Engage in devotional, Christ-centered Bible reading and study with the distinctive, comprehensive notes and practical application of The Lutheran Study Bible. This new Bible is the first in English to be developed from the ground-up with notes that are distinctively Lutheran, prepared by Lutheran contributors from over twenty Lutheran church bodies. Current Lutheran scholarship, insights from the Church Fathers, and rich devotional commentary provide meaningful perspective for both young and mature Christians.
We also have a good collection of samples from TLSB, available here.
In addition, we have put together a comprehensive set of Frequently Asked Questions, you can access the FAQ, here.