A Guide to ESV Children & Youth Bibles

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ESV Student Study Bible

Winner of the ECPA Book of the Year Award for Bibles

The ESV Student Study Bible is adapted from the ESV Study Bible and is ideally suited for students who are serious about God’s Word—who want to learn more about what the Bible teaches and how the Bible applies to all of life.

With 12,000 clear, concise study notes, the ESV Student Study Bible provides numerous other features—including nearly 900 “Did You Know?” facts, 120 Bible character profiles, and 15 topical articles. It also features a glossary of key terms, more than 80 maps and illustrations, an extensive concordance, and 80,000 cross-references. These and many other features make it the most comprehensive and content-rich student Bible available today.

Features:

  • 12,000 clear, concise study notes
  • Introductions and timelines for each Bible book
  • 80+ maps and illustrations throughout
  • 15 topical articles
  • Nearly 900 new “Did You Know” facts
  • 120 Bible character profiles
  • Glossary with concise definitions of key terms
  • 80,000 cross-references
  • Extensive concordance
  • Smyth-sewn binding

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ESV Following Jesus Bible

The ESV Following Jesus Bible is full of outstanding content designed to help children understand and enjoy the Bible. Designed for children ages 8–12 as they transition from a beginner’s Bible, nearly every other page features a box answering the who, what, where, when, or why of a particular text. “Seeing Jesus” sections explain how certain Bible passages point to Christ and “Following Jesus” sections connect the Bible with the hearts and lives of young readers.

Additional content includes book introductions, a glossary, Old and New Testament timeline art, and kid-friendly maps. “God’s Word for Me When...” and “God’s Word for Me About...” pages also help orient kids to key Scriptures on various topics.

The ESV Following Jesus Bible will strengthen children in their faith and teach them what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.

Features:

  • Feature boxes answer the Who, What, Where, When, or Why of a text
  • “Following Jesus” sections explain a text and apply it to a child's life
  • “Seeing Jesus” sections help children understand how a text points to Jesus
  • Book introductions
  • Glossary
  • Old Testament and New Testament timeline art
  • Kid-friendly maps
  • Articles and charts
  • Smyth-sewn binding

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ESV Children's Bible

The ESV Children's Bible is designed to help children ages 5–10 see Bible stories come to life. Included with the complete ESV Bible text are more than 200 vibrant, full-color illustrations of Bible events and characters. Additional content includes a dictionary, Old and New Testament timelines, child-friendly maps, and help in directing children to key Scriptures on various topics. The ESV Children’s Bible is a colorful Bible that kids will love!

Features:

  • Over 200 full-color illustrations
  • Dictionary
  • Old and New Testament timelines
  • Child-friendly maps
  • "God's Word for Me When..." and "God's Word for Me About..." pages
  • Smyth-sewn binding

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ESV Big Picture Bible

The ESV Big Picture Bible is designed for children ages 5–8 who are transitioning from a storybook Bible to a full-text Bible. In addition to over 90 beautiful, child-friendly illustrations adapted from the bestselling Big Picture Story Bible, 225 brand-new illustrations created specifically for this edition are included and interspersed throughout the full Bible text. Parents and children will enjoy reading the Big Picture Bible together as the colorful pictures illustrate the beloved stories of the Bible.

Features:

  • 225 brand-new illustrations
  • More than 90 illustrations adapted from the bestselling Big Picture Story Bible
  • A kid-friendly catechism featuring 45 questions with answers drawn directly from Scripture
  • Ribbon marker
  • Smyth-sewn binding

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ESV Holy Bible for Kids

The ESV Holy Bible for Kids is a highly affordable Bible made just for kids. Twenty-four pages of specially prepared content are interspersed throughout the full ESV Bible text. These pages include illustrations that depict major scenes in the story of redemption. Kid-friendly maps are featured in the back. Young children will love calling this Bible their own.

Also available in large print and economy editions.

Features:

  • Twenty-four pages of illustrations
  • Kid-friendly maps
  • Smyth-sewn binding

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ESV Kid's Thinline Bible

The ESV Kid’s Thinline Bible is a portable, readable, child-friendly Bible for children ages 8–12. The complete ESV text is interspersed with engaging, 4-color inserts containing helpful features that supplement a child’s Bible reading. It also includes child-friendly maps, timelines, and a dictionary for reference. Formatted in the same text setting as the ESV Large Print Thinline Bible, this Bible is easy to take to church, school, or Bible study.

  • Words of Christ in burnt orange
  • Double-column, paragraph format
  • Dictionary
  • 14 child-friendly, 4-color inserts with all-new supplemental content
  • OT and NT timeline art
  • Child-friendly maps
  • Ribbon marker

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