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That is intentional! We want your family to truly engage around the Bible. Whilst one person is reading a passage of scripture, another might be watching a video on their phone, perhaps while someone else is drawing and doodling on the pages opposite. You will all be together and engaging in the Bible – and that is pretty amazing.
The Good News Bible –Family Edition has a huge amount of interactions and tools to help your family to find a path that best works for you all as you engage in the text together, based on 5 different themes of: THINK, CHAT, DO, CREATE and WATCH. There is something for everyone, whether you are someone who likes to reflect on what you have read, openly discuss questions and opinions, draw and journal, take some kind of action, or watch some video content –it is all here in this Bible.
This is where we need to be kinder in terms of the expectations we place on ourselves. Whereas we might love the idea of an hour of ‘Family Bible time’ each day, the reality for most of us is that won’t be possible. But even if you can scramble 15 minutes, there are activities and resources you can use. Also, there is no need to put pressure on you all engaging on the same thing at the same time. The unique outward facing landscape pages of the Bible are designed to allow different members of the family to engage with different sections.
The Good News Bible – Family Edition requires no profound theological knowledge beforehand. It isn’t about anyone person leading it and it isn’t about already having the answers. It IS about journeying through the Bible together – taking the time to explore what it means to your family, and discussing the differences in interpretation.
The Family Edition is suitable for children old enough to enjoy colouring, teens and adults alike! Whatever family looks like for you, the Good News Bible – Family Edition has interactions that can be pitched at different levels appropriate for different ages.
The Bible has A4 sized pages, giving plenty of room for being creative, as well as ensuring a large and easy to read font size. This is a big Bible that is designed to stay at home – but you can take it out and about if you are feeling strong!
Although they compliment each other very well, and we partnered with the brilliant Youth for Christ to create both Bibles, there is no need to have the Good News Bible – Youth Edition before you purchase this. If you do have family members who are 11–17 years old, they may appreciate their own copy of the Good News Bible – Youth Edition though.