Beginning with God: Book 1

Exploring the Bible with your child

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

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


“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!


“Just what we were looking for!”

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

My three year loves doing her Bible study everyday and is particularly keen on the sticker! I am intending to work our way through all three books and then repeat each book (great that you can buy spare sticker sets) and include the 'snack for the journey' section to extend it the secon time around.


“Fab for 3 year old son”

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

My little boy enjoys reading and answering the questions most nights before bed, will definitely buy the other books in the series too


“Engaging and great way of reading the bible with my 2+ year old”

A really helpful way of conducting bible study with our little girl. I wanted some way of having my husband and I share the gospel with her and we decided to use this guide and actually we are really enjoying doing this every sunday evening after dinner. Our daughter also loves this lesson and one morning woke up saying 'I dreamt of beginning with God!' She also loves the stickers aspect so that's the fun thing for her to do. I wholeheartedly support parents if you want a fun way of introducing a conversation about the gospel with your little ones.


“excellent resource for young children”

I have 3 young children and have used these bible studies with them numerous times. I first started using them when my daughter was 3. They are prefect for pre school and junior cycle aged children. I have also given them as baptism gifts with the beginners bible. Highly recommend them for anyone with young children

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