List of Resources for reading the bible
A good old fashioned hard copy is always a good idea but these other resources are also available to make the bible accessible to everyone.
Great news for those with dyslexia the bible society is gradually printing every book of the bible in dyslexifont.
https://thebibleproject.com Also available on You tube.
https://biblehub.com/app.htm Bible Hub Is also available as an android app in google play store and Apple iOS app in the App Store – multiple translations, commentaries, subject and topic index, concordance, Greek, Hebrew, lexicon etc…. Easy verse finder.
https://www.biblegateway.com Bible Gateway is available as an android app in google play store and Apple iOS app in the App Store – multiple translations, commentaries, reading plans….easy verse finder.
https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/products/thebiblecourse/ Great resource for learning about the story of the bible. They also have a daily reading program that you can subscribe to that can be emailed directly into your inbox and/ or found on facebook.
Kindle app / kindle reader– bible available in a variety of translations and if you have visual impairment you can make the print very large. Also if you are using the Kindle app and have a learning disability,such as dyslexia, the script can be put into a accessible type called Open Dyslexic font and the screen colour can be altered, in the “Aa” setting tab.
Audible app – NIV Bible available, read by David Sutchett.
Holy Bible App also called “You version” Multiple translations (many downloadable and available off line) , reading plans and commentaries. Search function, Bible reading plans, verse for the day. Available as an android app in google play store and Apple iOS app in the App Store …This is literally the bible in your pocket.
The New Testament for Anyone commentary Series (by Tom Wright).
Any life application study bible or study bible – available on Amazon, in Living stones etc. – these have a small amount of commentary in the footnotes, a subject index and other information and introductions to each book of the library.
https://www.cwr.org.uk/store/t-subs.aspx A variety of daily bible reading plans available for all people of all ages from young children, through youth to adult.
https://pray-as-you-go.org Also available as an android app in google play store and Apple iOS app in the App Store. Daily bible reading, meditation, musical reflection to help shape personal quiet times – this can be listened to and also read.
https://www.sacredspace.ie Daily bible reading, reflection and meditation with background music that can be switched off. Also available as an android app in google play store and Apple iOS app in the App Store.
There are many translations of the bible available, it is a good idea to have a variety as this can give a new perspective to something you have read before whilst also bearing in mind that some translations a more of a paraphrase and others are more word for word translations – each has its place in helping us read our bible and draw us closer to God.
There are a variety of bibles available for sale for children including some of which are also available with cds for audible versions:
A child’s first bible (Dk publication)
Usborne Children’s Bible
The children’s bible in 365 stories
The ICB (international Children’s Bible)
The complete illustrated bible
The Beginners Bible (I highly recommend this)
Lift the flap bible (great for babies and toddlers)
The lion First Bible (very good)
The lion storyteller bible (this is the same bible used by Open the book. My children adored this bible. The stories are told in an engaging and occasionally humorous way)
Good news bible
Nkjv study bible for kids
NIV Bible for Children
The action Bible (this is an absolutely excellent bible for children who may be reluctant readers or fans of the marvel and dc comics – the artist did work for marvel at one point. The art is engaging and for a children’s bible from 8-12 years) it is fairly comprehensive