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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'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.

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 colorful picture of the story.

Appetizer: 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.

Colorful 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 colorful 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 baptizes 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
  • Extras
    • - 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
    • - Colorful sticker set


Age range: 2 - 5
Contributors Jo Boddam Whetham, Alison Mitchell
ISBN 9781906334987
Format Saddle stitch
Dimensions 6" x 8.8" x 0.5"
Case quantity 40
Language English
Pages 80
Publisher The Good Book Company
Customer reviews


“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).


“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!


“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!



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.


“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!!


“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!


“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


“Great service”

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

I was impressed by the selection of books and how quickly they delivered. Will definitely use again.


“Excellent resource for little ones”

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

I had already shown my 4 year old son a Bible story book and he had refused to even open it, so I was not sure how this would be received. He loves it though and is pleased to have his own Bible. The stories are very short and the pictures bright and cheerful. I like the guide book as it extends the exercise and also reminds me to pray at the beginning and the end. My son likes the bright stickers. He's always happy to read a new Bible story every day, and that makes me very happy too.


“Love it!”

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

My 5 years old daughter loves the book, the guidebook is easy to follow and the stickers are bonus, she always can't wait to do that!

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Beginning with God: Book 1 | Jo Boddam Whetham, Alison Mitchell | $8.99 $7.64