I have a book I would like to tell you all about: "The Greatest Stories of the Bible". It is a New King James Version abridged Bible for parents to read to your kids. The cover of the book reminds me of an old fashioned storybook. It is not the whole Bible, but it catches the "high points" so to speak. Each chapter could be read as a bedtime story and your kids will have a wonderful overview of the whole Bible by the time you are finished reading it. Each chapter gives reference to the verses being used so that you may go to your full Bible and look up the completed, unabridged version.
Just like the full version, this book is filled with love, war, good, and evil. Life lessons abound. I, as a Christian, see the Bible as an instruction book for life. "The Greatest Stories of the Bible" will help you open up discussion about different topics that every child will go through. It may also generate questions that will require more research and questions that may not have a black and white, clear cut answer.
This book is a great gift for parents who want to give their children Biblical knowledge in an easier format than the full Bible. This book does not replace the Bible. It is a stepping stone for understanding.