What might be the best version of the Bible to use with elementary age children?

Several translations especially for children have been published in recent years. The Contemporary English Version (or CEV) is a completely new translation published by the American Bible Society in 1995. Originally intended as a children's translation, it uses a very simple, contemporary style. Then there’s the  International Children's Bible which was completed in 1985 by 21 evangelical scholars. It is written on a high third-grade level. (An adult edition, known as the New Century Version, also is available. Published by Thomas Nelson/Word.)

Finally, Biblica (formerly the International Bible Society) produced the New International Reader's Version (NIrV) as a children's version of the popular NIV. It also is on a third-grade reading level. The NIrV comes in several study Bible formats designed especially for children. Published by Biblica.

Click here to view this Q&A in PDF format | Click here to return to the main Q&A Menu

Connecting with God
I'm New
Live Webcast
Current Teachings
Thru-the-Bible
Women's Studies
Topical Messages
Q&A

Ministries
• Small Group Ministry
• Missions
• Men's Ministry
• Women's Ministry
• Children's Ministry
• AWANA Groups
• Junior High Ministry
• Senior High Ministry

About Us
Photo Gallery
Statement of Faith
Calvary Distinctives
Directions
Local Calvary Chapels
Calendar of Events
Contact Form

1775 ALAMEDA DRIVE • ONTARIO, OR • 97914 • 541.889.2260
• This site and all content, unless otherwise noted, © Copyright 2007 - 2015 • Calvary Chapel Ontario • All Rights Reserved •