Do you like to read books?
There are thousands of books available for us to read. Some have wonderful pictures that let you see the characters in the story. Some just have words and you have to use your own imagination to picture the characters and scenes in the story. Which one do you like most? I like both types of storybooks, but the ones where I have to imagine the characters and scenes are my favorite. Do you ever read your books out loud? Maybe your parents read to you and your brothers and sisters sometimes.
Books can be storybooks, photo books, and learning books. We can enjoy all kinds of books. History books are interesting as they tell the story of someone or something’s past. When you are studying the history of your home town, you might learn about your family that lived there in the past. History books about our country will tell some of the things that caused us to become the nation that we are now. Photo books are so much fun because you see photos of places, things, and people. I like to read photo books about mountains and forests. I also like family photo books. Another fun kind of book is a cookbook. It can show you how to make your favorite food. Do your parents let you help cook?
There is one book that tells us all about God. It is called the Bible. In it is the history of mankind, the story of the Israelites, the stories of Sampson, David, Moses and so many more people who loved God and told us about Him. This is my favorite book of all. I get to know about God, his son Jesus and how much he loves us all. I like reading the Bible in different translations too. The ones I like best are “The New King James” version, the”Easy to Read” version, “The Passion Translation” and the “New Living Bible”.
John 3:16-17 New King James Version
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
John 3:16-17 Easy-to-Read Version
16 Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world. He did not send him to judge the world guilty, but to save the world through him.
John 3:16-17 The Passion Translation
16 For here is the way God loved the world—he gave his only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life.
17 “God did not send his Son into the world to judge and condemn the world, but to be its Savior and rescue it!
John 3:16-17 New Living Translation
16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave[a] his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
In the passages above you can see the different translations for the same Scripture. Try reading the Bible in different translations and see which one you like best. Have a wonderful week.