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Choosing the Best Bible

Growing up with Christ is a pivotal part to any Christian life. Nurture a relationship with Christ at any age and stage of life. Start early with Bibles made specifically for children so they can begin a relationship with Jesus, and deepen their relationships with materials to engage them beginning as young readers through their adult life. No matter a child's reading level or developmental needs, there is a Bible for everyone to learn and grow with Christ.

Bibles by Age and Stage

Early Childhood

The Story Bible
The Story Bible
  • 130 biblical narratives start a foundation for learning God's Word.
  • Beautiful lifelike illustrations help children envision each story.
  • Closing prayers for each story begin a habit of praying.
  • Includes discussion questions, activities, and a glossary.

Early Elementary

The Growing in Faith Bible Storybook
The Growing in Faith Bible Storybook
  • 125 biblical narratives build on the foundation of knowing God's Word.
  • Beautiful full-page illustrations guide learning and imagination.
  • Closing prayers for each story continue building a habit of prayer.
  • Includes beginning questions to think critically about each passage.

Upper Elementary

The Growing in Faith Bible
The Growing in Faith Bible
  • Full ESV biblical text with 125 familiar Bible narratives to read.
  • Verses for Life to point out important Scripture passages for memorization.
  • Closing prayers and Christ Connections deepen a relationship with Christ.
  • Includes Character Sketches, Big Words, Q & A, and Parent Connections.


Faith Alive Bible
Faith Alive Bible
  • Full-color, indexed ESV Bible grounds youth in the Scriptures.
  • Cross Connections help connect Scripture to Jesus' death and resurrection.
  • Who, What, When, Where, Why answers encourage critical thinking on the Bible.
  • Includes introductions, glossary, articles, timelines, maps, and charts.


The Lutheran Study Bible
The Lutheran Study Bible
  • Full ESV text and study notes deepen adult's understanding of the Word.
  • Theological notes guide readers through passages and Scriptural connections.
  • Short prayers in the notes offer a moment of reflection on God's Word.
  • Includes the Small Catechism, maps, lectionaries, and more.

Featured Bibles

Portals of Prayer Devotional Bible

Portals of Prayer Devotional Bible provides the entire ESV translation of Scripture and 700 devotions from Portals of Prayer, a quarterly devotional magazine, all together in one beautiful hardcover Bible.

  • Full-color interiors with words of Jesus in red.
  • Devotions printed in the same format as Portals of Prayer.
  • Colored page tabs for each chapter for easy accessibility.
  • Index of authors to find your favorite Portals writer.
  • 10.5-point font size for easy reading and a slipcase to protect your Bible.

The Enduring Word Bible

The Enduring Word Bible combines creativity and Scripture into one blue, soft-cover, leather-bound book. Two-inch-wide ruled margins allow for note taking, while some margins or entire pages have illustrations for you to color in.

  • Full ESV text and a presentation page for gift-giving.
  • 350+ pre-printed Scripture illustrations to color.
  • Beautifully printed edges and a ribbon page marker.
  • Lay-flat spine for easy coloring and note taking.
  • 9.55-point font size for readability and room for illustrations.

Start Your Daily Bible Reading Journey

Lutheran Life - Bible Reading Plans

The purpose of the Bible is to bring us closer to our faith and ground us in God's Word, making it very important to read every day. Reading His Word every day helps ensure that we are building a strong relationship with Him. Sometimes, reading the Bible can be a difficult thing for us to consistently do. Download the reading plans below to start a journey of reading the Bible every day, and check out the "Reading the Bible" edition of Lutheran Life for reasons why it's important and how to start this faith journey.

  • One-Year
  • Two-Year
  • Bible Narratives
  • Chronological
  • Daily Lectionary
Download Plans

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