Discovering the Bible

If a christening is the start of an amazing journey, the Bible is an amazing book – a map for that journey. There is adventure and excitement, mystery and wonder. There are really well known stories – like Noah or the Christmas story – and new ones to discover.

“It’s full of human stories – of love, greed, joy, loss and passion. It’s vital to our culture. It’s part of the answer to the world’s needs. It’s cherished by billions of people around the world. It’s more than a book.”  Bible Society

Reading the Bible and talking about its stories with your child is a key part of exploring the Christian faith and living out its values.

You can buy a Bible, or a Bible story book, which will have a selection of well-known stories re-told for children. See these websites for more information and ideas:

Bible Reading Fellowship
Lion Hudson books
The Church of England’s publishing website
Scripture Union
Bible Society

There are lots of ways to introduce a growing child to the Bible. These are just a few websites which have plenty of suggestions you could try over the years:

Faith in Homes
Bible Society

Further information

  • Discovering prayer

    Prayer is both simple and special, and is one of the things that everyone can do for the children in our lives. It might be lighting a candle or pausing for thought, or it could be something you discover together. Here are some ideas to help you pray with and for a child who is special to you.

  • After a Christening

    The party’s over, the balloons are down and the outfit is packed away. But the amazing journey of faith continues. Find out here some simple ideas to help as life settles down and your child begins to grow up.