Once Upon a Time Holy Bible + Storybook Bible

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Released: March 7, 2017
Illustrator: Omar Aranda
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Price: Bible $24.99 | Storybook $16.99
Page Count: Bible 1152 | Storybook 144
Ages: Bible 6-10 | Storybook 4-8
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MELODY (AGE 10) – NIrV Holy Bible

Available where books are sold.

What is it about: This book is about different people in the Bible and how they did good things, and some really BAD things.
Like: I like that it has pictures in it, and like my mom would say, it’s very lightweight.
Dislike: I don’t really dislike anything in particular.
Recommend: I recommend this for kids ages 7-11.

EMILY (AGE 7) – Storybook Bible

Available at Sam’s Club or wherever books are sold.

What is it about: The book is about Bible stories. The main characters of the Bible are in it.
Like: I like the pictures. I like how the stories all begin with “Once upon a time.”
Dislike: I like all of it.
Recommend: I recommend this to everyone because it is really fun and I think everyone will like what I said I liked.



The Once Upon a Time Holy Bible is a full-text New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) translation. It features 6 Bible stories with 4 full-color illustrated pages for each story.  In the third picture under Melody’s review, you can see that the cover is sparkly, which everyone knows would be Emily’s favorite thing about this Bible if she reviewed it. :p I would have liked to see a few more stories highlighted, but like Melody said, I do like that it is a full Bible that is lightweight. It makes for easy transport if you bring it to church or Bible study. The highlighted stories draw the readers into what other great stories may be in the Bible. (It also comes in a pink leathersoft edition.)

The Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible has beautiful illustrations. There are 18 Old Testament stories and 15 New Testament stories. Each story includes a Bible verse, “Once Upon a Time,” the story on 4 pages (1 page is usually a full-page illustration), and ends with a Happily Ever After Scripture reference.

I do love the reminder that the stories in Bible are NOT fairy tales. They did happen once upon a time, and there is an ultimate Happily Ever After story.

Click to tweet about the Once Upon a Time Bible and Storybook Bible HERE.


Amazon – BibleStorybook | Barnes and Noble – BibleStorybook | Christianbook – Bible – Storybook

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