The Catholic Children's Bible, Revised Edition

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NEW! Reading Plans and colorful stickers!

The first-ever Catholic Children’s Bible is now better than ever! This complete Bible inspires and empowers children to read, understand, and love the Word of God, in a revised edition. 

With new, easy-to-follow Reading Plans and colorful stickers, the stories of our Catholic faith come alive with vivid, awe-inspiring artwork, larger text, and design features that not only enhance comprehension but create enjoyment. 

  • Reading Plans with stickers guide children through themes like Great Stories of Faith, the Miracles of Jesus, Following Jesus, and The Mass
  • Children will know and understand God’s saving plan, revealed through 125 Feature Story spreads highlighting key Bible passages.
  • Understand It! sections enable children to comprehend central themes by using child-friendly backgrounds and commentary.
  • Live It! instructions encourage children to apply the meaning of each story to their lives through engaging activities and prayers.
  • Tell It! frames help children to retain and comprehend the passage by having them retell the story in their own words.
  • Vibrant illustrations immediately engage children and allow them to “dive in” to Scripture and become immersed in the stories.
  • Intentional navigational and design elements such as fonts built for early readers, increased line spacing, bold vocabulary words, colorized text, and column dividers help to make this a Bible children can easily navigate and read on their own

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Product details

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

Translation: Good News Translation

Copyright: Jan. 8, 2018

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-59982-919-7

ISBN-10: 1-59982-919-3

Customer reviews

Thank you so much for FINALLY giving us a Children's Bible!

By Bridget Simpson, Pensacola/Tallahassee FL.

Thank you so much for FINALLY giving us a Children's Bible! I kept searching for something to have for my children and I found it last year at a Conference in our area (Bishop Ricard's Conference). I was so excited I texted my friends to see if they wanted one -two had them within days. I also help with a women's group at my church, and will be sure to share with them this beautiful resource.


By Pat Solenski, St. Anthony Parish Religious Education, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

I just opened my Catholic Children’s Bible and I am shouting Alleluia! It has pictures and Scripture together! I’ve been in ministry over 30 years and this is exactly what we need! Saint Mary’s Press has always been on the cutting edge with their Bibles! THANK YOU!

"I want to tell the whole world about it!"

By Claudia Lugo, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Chino Hills, CA.

I attended the LA Congress this past weekend and purchased a copy of The Catholic Children’s Bible. I had a chance to look it over and I wanted to cry. I can’t believe somebody created this! I want to tell the whole world about it! I am emailing all of my catechists, friends, and family. There is nothing like this out there!

"Some parents even said they would want to read it themselves"

By Silvia Zaborowski, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Buckeye Lake, OH.

I'm really excited about the new Catholic Children's Bible. I had no trouble getting orders from parents. Out of everyone I showed the book to, only one didn’t place an order. Some parents even said they would want to read it themselves, so I think this could be an awesome evangelizing tool for parents. To tell you the truth, I want to read it myself! Parents were also excited about the Catholic prayers and the additional information at the end of the book. But what they loved the most were the “Understand it,” “Live it” and “Tell it” sections. You really have a winner here!


By A. Karina Plascencia, parent and catechist, Office of Religious Education, Los Angeles, California.

The Catholic Children’s Bible from Saint Mary's Press is the first children’s Bible that color-codes all the books, making it easier to use! It is the Bible a child can grow up with!

An awesome experience!

By Gina Esposito, St. Mary's Parish, OH

I attended a First Communion meeting today as a catechist and parent. Your representative presented some of the elements of The Catholic Children's Bible. I told her we use it during our second grade Parish School of Religion class because the children love it. Our students discovered page 15 (Bookshelves) and taught each other the order of the books. An awesome experience!

Editorial reviews

The Catholic Children's Bible by Saint Mary's Press

Recently released by St Mary’s Press, The Catholic Children’s Bible is a treasure! It’s packed with good-sized print, colorful, kid-friendly illustrations, color-coded sections and tabs and interesting introductions to books of the Bible.

There are 125 specially featured Bible stories, packed with extra illustrations, explanations, ways to “live it!” and an opportunity to re- “tell it!” for deeper understanding.

Extra notes, Bible pictures, Bible Time Line, Maps, Catholic Practices and Catholic Prayers are included in the back, as well as critical Bible references for times when you really need them.

In addition to a healthy explanation of the format of the Bible in books, chapters and verses, The Catholic Children’s Bible sports colorful embedded tabs to articulate the various Books of the Bible, (visible from the side of the book) and a continuous bar of color at the bottom of the page showing the organization of these books into sections.

The imprimatur is included for the text of the articles and introductions, as well as for the text of the Good News Translation, Catholic Edition.

Review by Monica McConkey-Equipping Catholic Families

This is not a collection of favorite Bible stories, but a complete Bible, the Good News Translation. Still, many of the well-known Bible stories are highlighted and given added attention when they appear in the text. For example, in Exodus 12 the feast of Passover is further explained. Here the children are invited to think of times when they have been saved, and then they are encouraged to act out the biblical scene.

The pages are well laid out with large print and adequate spacing. Age-appropriate pictures are placed throughout the book. Colored tabs help to locate the various biblical books. In lieu of footnotes an asterisk appears after some versus, indicating that more information can be found in the Appendix at the end of the book. There one also finds a Bible Time Line, helpful maps, and aspects of Catholic culture such as the list of corporal and spiritual works of mercy, basic prayers, an explanation of the rosary, and a list of biblical passages for “special times.” This is a fine resource for children.

Review by Bible Today, July 2013