* Get this, if you can get only one (or two)


  1. Infant Toddlers to 2nd Grade
    1. Version – NirV (New International Reader’s Version)
    1. Recommended Bibles
      1. The Beginner’s gospel story Bible, Jared Kennedy (2-5 years old)
      1. *Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones (Pre – 3rd grade)
      1. The Big Picture Story Bible, David R. Helm (1-2 grade)
  • 3rd Grade + to Adults
    • Version – ESV (English Standard Version)
    • Recommended Bibles
      • ESV Children’s Bible (ages 5-10)
      • *ESV personal reference Bible, Crossway
      • ESV Bible with Creeds and Confessions, Crossway


  1. *Zondervan Atlas of the Bible 2014
  2. Crossway ESV Bible Atlas 2010
  3. Holman Bible Atlas 1998


  1. *ESV Study Bible, Crossway 2008 (Student version available)
  2. Reformation Study Bible, Ligonier 2015 edition (Condensed version available)
  3. NIV Study Bible, Zondervan 2015 edition (NOT 1985 edition)


  1. * God’s Big Picture: Tracing the storyline of the Bible, Vaughan Roberts
  2. Basic introduction to the New Testament, John Stott
  3. The message of the Old Testament: promises made, Mark Dever
  4. The message of the New Testament: promises kept, Mark Dever
  5. The whole story of the Bible in 16 verses, Chris Bruno  
  6. The whole message of the Bible in 16 words, Chris Bruno
  7. How to read the Bible book by book: a guided tour, Gordon D. Fee
  8. Helpful website: http://www.bibleproject.com


  1. *40 questions about interpreting the Bible, Robert Plummer
  2. *Knowing Scripture, R.C. Sproul
  3. Understanding the Bible, John Stott
  4. Reading the Bible with Heart and Mind, Tremper Longman III
  5. How to read the Bible for all its worth, 4th edition, Gordon Fee, Douglas Stuart


  1. *Can I really trust the Bible? Barry Cooper
  2. Taking God at His word, Keving De Young
  3. Fundamentalism, J.I. Packer
  4. A peculiar glory, John Piper
  5. Reading the Bible supernaturally, John Piper


  1. Can we trust the gospels? Peter J. Williams
  2. Why should I trust the Bible? Timothy Paul Jones
  3. The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? F.F. Bruce
  4. The canon of Scripture, F.F. Bruce
  5. Canon revisited: establishing the origin and authority of the New Testament books, Michael Kruger