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Beginning with God: Book 1

Exploring the Bible with your child

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Beginning with God helps parents with young children to explore the Bible with their child.

Part of the Beginning with God series.

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The Beginner's Bible

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'Taste and see that the Lord is good.' - Psalm 34 v 8

Beginning with God helps parents with young children to explore the Bible with their child. This book provides a simple way to start your child in a regular habit of reading God's Word and growing to know God, who loves them.

We hope this book will help you and your child to explore the Bible together. Along the way you will read about the beginning of everything; meet Abraham, who was called a 'friend of God'; and be thrilled by the wonderful things said and done by God's perfect Son, Jesus. But most of all, we hope that reading God's special book, the Bible, will help your child to know God, who loves them.

Beginning with God has been designed to work with The Beginner's Bible, but it can also be used with most other infant Bibles.

Special offer - Get The Beginner's Bible and Beginning with God - Book One for just £12.92

In today's culture so much pressure is put on us to feed our children well. We pray that this material will help those of us with pre-schoolers to nourish them with the word of God.

Each day is split into the following sections:

The main course: read today's true story from the Bible; answer some simple questions; pray together; then stick in today's colourful picture of the story.

Appetiser: an optional activity to grab your child's attention before the story.

A snack for the journey: a conversation to have while out and about.

Make it and munch it: optional craft activities to help your child remember today's true story.

Colourful sticker set included with book.

Product details


  • How to use this book
    Stories from the Old Testament
    - The beginning
    - Adam and Eve
    - The sneaky snake
    - Noah's ark
    - The tall tower
    - A new home
    - The visitors
    - A bride for Isaac
    - Jacob's blessing
    - Jacob's dream
    - Jacob and Esau meet again
    - Joseph's colourful robe
    - Pharaoh's dreams
    - Joseph saves his family
    Stories from the New Testament
    - An angel visits Mary
    - Baby Jesus is born
    - Shepherds visit
    - Simeon and Anna meet baby Jesus
    - The bright star and three visitors
    - An angry king
    - Jesus is lost!
    - John baptises Jesus
    - Jesus chooses His disciples
    - Jesus' first miracle
    - Jesus teaches on a mountain
    - The Lord's prayer
    - A captain's faith
    - A hole in the roof
    - Jesus calms the storm
    - How to pray with your child
    - How to talk about sin and forgiveness
    - Tasty new words
    - Make it and munch it
    - A snack for the journey
    - Colourful sticker set


Age range: 2+
Contributors Alison Mitchell, Jo Boddam Whetham
ISBN 9781906334987
Format Paperback
First published January 2010
Dimensions 152mm x 224mm x 6mm
Weight 0.15 kg
Language English
Pages 80
Publisher The Good Book Company

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Customer reviews

13 Nov 2023

“Excellent introduction to bible studies”

(Review written for 'Beginning with God: The Collection')

We are revisiting this series with out daughter after using them with our son.
Now our son reads the bible story as we come together as a family to explore God's word together.
Our three year old has loved listening to the passage, answering the questions and praying together.
I would recommend this series to all preschool families

12 Aug 2023

“Excellent resource”

(Review written for 'Beginning with God and The Beginner's Bible')

A great introduction to the Bible for my 4 year old. Simple enough for her to read together, and she loved the stickers. She really enjoyed reading this with me, and the brightly coloured pictures are also attractive to my 2 year old. Looking forward to completing the other books from the beginning with God series with her.

22 Feb 2023

“Great Resource”

A great resource for teaching toddlers the stories of the Bible and applying them to their lives - we use it with them in Sunday School.

20 Jan 2023

“Well pitched for toddlers”

(Review written for 'Beginning with God: The Collection')

Bought the bundle for my 3 year old and so far can be adapted to use with a different children's bible which is useful. Well pitched for attention span with some fun ideas to engage, and stickers are always a win (although our book 1 stickers were not all present and correct, but hopefully this will not be the case for everyone).

15 Sep 2021

“Great for preschoolers, manageable for parents”

I think this is an excellent resource. I always have sth I can use for the suggested intro activity that I can lay my hands on in a couple of minutes so I'm not put off doing it by lengthy prep. It's repetitive in its format which is great for a preschooler, brief enough to be manageable daily(ish!), and engaging enough that they are keen to do it more often than not. I bought all three books after just a few days of the first one!

18 May 2021

“Myriad of ways to use this excellent resource”

Revisiting this with my nearly 5 year old child who enjoyed these as a toddler. It is excellent. She is enjoying engaging more with it this time around. The hands up (wow God!) And hands in prayer section is short for their limited attention spans.
We also used this as a crèche team for the main teaching curriculum for over a year.
Children this age can repeat several times over in many contexts and still benefit every time.
It is currently helping our daily devotional times to be concise, practical and enable me to have in mind teaching as we go through the day together. Priceless moments of teaching for very little parental effort. We use it for our home education morning time as a family group as well. It would also easily be a good outreach event programme for a toddler group etc. It makes a great gift for others in your church or who are interested in their children learning the Bible who have no understanding themselves.
Thanks for a great resource!

18 Apr 2021


I bought the Daily Bible Readings, in appropriate ages, for my 2 grand daughters. They are excellent, as are all books sold by the GoodBook Company.

31 Jul 2020

“A super resource”

I've used The Beginner's Bible for a while and made-up my own activities. Stumbled upon this resource and it's fantastic. My 2 1/2 year old loves it but could easily be adapted for up to 5/6 year olds.
Fun activities and thoughtful questions all with the bonus of getting a sticker when completed!!

30 Jul 2020

“Good learning materials”

(Review written for 'Beginning with God and The Beginner's Bible')

Good learning materials for children. Excited to use them. However delivery took a quite a while to arrive for international shipping!

16 Dec 2019

“A helpful resource”

(Review written for 'Beginning with God and The Beginner's Bible')

I bought these for my goddaughter who loves the pictures and especially all the stickers! A helpful resource

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