A bible for a 9 year old?

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  1. Bladestunner316

    Bladestunner316 Puritan Board Doctor

    What would be a good bible I could get for my nine year old nephew?

    and maybe a small childrens catachism for him?

  2. CalsFarmer

    CalsFarmer Puritan Board Freshman

    My daughter bought her children adult bibles when they were 8, read and studied with them. Its proably one of the reasons they read several grade levels higher than their actual grade in school. She makes them read out loud to her at least twice a week for an hour.

    Of course since its your nephew..I am clueless.
  3. wsw201

    wsw201 Puritan Board Senior


    Being that your nephew is 9, I would agree with Grace that you could probably get an ESV or NKJV and that should do just fine. Most of the children's bibles that I have seen are basically paraphrases and I would think it would be best to go ahead and start with a regular translation.

    Also, you can go to GCP.org and get a catechism book for children. I would also recommend getting the Westminster Shorter Catechism. It was written for educating young children.
  4. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    Blade, I agree with Wayne. Go for an adult's Bible. I think the NKJV or ESV would be fine.

    I received a KJV Bible when I was 9 years old. I was not converted until my 40s, but I nevertheless learned to read it. It served me well in becoming a good reader quite early.

  5. LadyFlynt

    LadyFlynt Puritan Board Doctor

    Scofield's! (oh, wait...that was when I was nine!) :p

    Seriously, I see no reason you can't get him an ESV or NKJV...even the Reformation Bible is good.
  6. larryjf

    larryjf Puritan Board Senior

  7. Bladestunner316

    Bladestunner316 Puritan Board Doctor

    sounds good
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