- 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
- Old Testament and New Testament timeline art
- Kid-friendly maps
- Articles and charts
- Smyth-sewn binding
- Packaging: L-card (HC), O-wrap (TruTone)
ESV Following Jesus Bible®
The ESV Following Jesus Bible is full of 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.
|Page Layout:||Double Column|
|Size:||5.375 in x 8.625 in|
|Published:||August 26, 2021|
“The Bible is for children too—and in many ways for children especially since Jesus tells us that those who come to him must come as little children. This is a serious study Bible for kids. It doesn’t patronize children with low expectations but addresses them as fellow followers of and joint heirs with Christ. I look forward to using this Bible extensively with my children. I recommend it highly.”
Russell Moore, Editor in Chief, Christianity Today
“Imagine . . . a generation of young people who are wholly committed to enjoying God because they understand and love the unified message of the Bible. The theologically rich study helps in this Bible will prove to be a powerful resource for our children as they seek to walk in the truth.”
Gloria Furman, author, Labor with Hope and Missional Motherhood
“The clear explanations regarding customs, terms, and concepts contained in the ESV Following Jesus Bible make it a helpful guide to understanding the Bible text for children, while maintaining the integrity of the ESV text. Children will benefit from this edition.”
David and Sally Michael, Founders of Children Desiring God, Minneapolis, MN
“As the mother of an 8 year old boy, I was thrilled to learn about the ESV Following Jesus Bible. Reading this Bible will enable him to learn in greater depth the who, what, when, where, and why of the Scriptures. With great illustrations, clear definitions of key terms, and character analysis, kids will gain foundational understanding of God’s Word before transitioning to a more advanced edition. The ESV Following Jesus Bible is a perfect next step from elementary Bible teaching to the pre-teen years.”
Trillia Newbell, author, If God Is For Us: The Everlasting Truth of Our Great Salvation