This week’s Friday Favorites includes something special that I included in my boys’ Easter baskets last year. But before that, let’s talk about the happenings of this week.
Another week has come and gone, and I am left wondering how we got here so quickly. These days don’t play and seemingly travel by faster and faster with each passing year.
Since most of my work is done from my computer, I relocated my office to our outdoor living space and spent countless hours working from my laptop this week. It was exactly what I needed after many months of being cooped up inside.
More baseball this week, some nightly walks and an afternoon day date with my boys to Sonic for ice cream and french fries. Yesterday I went shopping for Easter clothes and Easter goodies. I found some great finds that I think everyone will be excited about.
The boys are out of school today for Good Friday. Since the weather is not playing nicely and decided to cool off into the 40s (what is happening here), we decided to nix our plans of going to the zoo and are going out for lunch and shopping instead. Any way I can spend some extra hours with my crew will do so I am excited either way.
In today’s post, I thought I would change things up a bit. Instead of talking about things I love and enjoy for myself, I am going to share something that I included in my boys’ Easter baskets last year. Because Easter, y’all, is in two days. Yikes.
Because my boys are each entering a new realm of life, I decided to purchase them new Bibles last year, each specific to their ages. This proved to be more difficult than I anticipated and I spent more hours than I’d like to admit researching and carefully making my decision. I decided on three very different Bibles for my very different boys and have not been disappointed. I also include two runner ups that will most likely make their way into our home in the future. So let’s get on with it, shall we?
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Friday Favorites – 5 of My Favorite Children’s Bibles for Boys
- The Jesus Storybook Bible – I chose this bible for my little guy. At the time he was 5 years old, and this Bible is recommended for children ages 4-8. After what felt like many hours of research, I kept coming back to this Bible. It’s a favorite among so many with stunning illustrations and is so beautifully written. After getting this Bible in my hands, I could see why it was so abundantly recommended. I read several chapters from this book to my boys last Easter morning, and it thoroughly entertained each of them. Over this past year, we have read the bible in its entirety and are working on reading it through a second time. It has been a great addition to our home.
- The Action Bible – As soon as I saw this Bible, I knew it would be the perfect Bible for my middle son. He was newly ten at the time and merely obsessed with comic style books. I knew that if I wanted to ensure he read his new bible, I needed to purchase one that would appeal to him. This bible is recommended for ages 9-11 and is fully illustrated. Perfect for children who enjoy a visual aide, along with their reading. The illustrations are fantastic and blow me away every time I open it up.
- NIV, Revolution Bible, Hardcover: The Bible for Teen Guys – This Bible, for my then 12-year-old son, was the one that took me the longest to decide on. I wanted something aimed towards pre-teen to early teen boys. Something that he could read on his own with complete comprehension and understanding. I was looking for a Bible that could help guide him on this journey into becoming and being a teenager and help him grow into a young man over the next few years. When I received this Bible, I honested swooned. It is so much more beautiful in person and is written with relatable topics such as bullying and friendships; topics that are so relevant in his young life. It has been such a great resource over this past year as he has entered into his teenage years.
- NIV, Adventure Bible – Before I found The Action Bible, I was greatly leaning towards this Bible. And I may choose to purchase this one for my youngest son when he is older. It is aimed at children ages 9-11 and is highly recommended.
- NirV, Adventure Bible for Early Readers – This Bible has been sitting in my Amazon cart for a few weeks now. It will be my next Bible purchase and will be perfect for my 6-year-old as he continues to grow. It is recommended for ages 6-11.
So there ya go! Another Friday Favorites blog post for the win! Hope you enjoy!
Y’all have a great weekend and let me know – do you have a favorite children’s bible that you would recommend?
Holly is a 42 year old wife and mom to 3 boys, from Nashville, Tennessee. She is a hot tea lover, book reader, journal keeper, Pinterest pinner, podcast listener, y’all sayer, self-taught graphic designer, hobbyist photographer, writer and dreamer of all things big and small. You can find all of her ramblings here at Blu Nest Bloom.