Friends With God Story Bible
Item 9781470748616

(based on 9 reviews)

Why God Loves People Like Me
$10.99 - $19.99
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By Jeff White
Illustrated by David Harrington

Discover the real story--like you've never heard it before!

Get ready—you’re about to meet familiar Bible characters in a fresh new way. You’ll discover not just what they did, but how they felt on their journeys to become friends of God.

Bible-time friends will jump off the page as you...
  • Stand next to Adam while he stares with wide-eyed wonder at all of God's creation--including Eve!
  • Stride beside David, watching his fear shift into confidence as he reaches into a leather pouch to grab one smooth stone.
  • Wade into the Jordan River with John the Baptist--who keeps peering past the crowd to search for the promised Messiah.
  • Look into the forgiving eyes of Stephen as a furious mob hurls rocks through the air to kill him.
54 first-person accounts immerse you in these faith-building stories--because you'll hear them from the mouths of the real people who lived them.

Bonus special augmented reality technology lets you collect, share, and even create digital cards describing these Bible-time friends of God in three easy steps:
1. Download the free app.
2. Scan any icon.
3. Wow! Watch the character's trading card come to life!

Recommended for ages 4+
352 pages
7" x 8.5"
Jeff White is a lead content developer for Group Publishing, where he’s written or co-written 15 books for church ministry and faith development. He has a passion for helping people grow their creativity, and leads creativity workshops at ministry conferences around the country. A graduate of Biola University, Jeff has also published several books for young readers, including The Runaway Candy Cane.

David Harrington's love for art began at an early age when he drew on everything, eventually leading to a career in illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he earned a BFA with honors. David has illustrated numerous children's books and enjoys snowboarding, surfing, and spending time with his wife and children in Laguna Hills, California.
Friends With God Bible Clouds

Help kids build a true friendship with God!

Children meet Bible-times friends who share their thrilling stories, each from their own view.

They march side-by-side with David as he rushes toward Goliath. Turn with Peter to see Jesus alive after his resurrection. Stand next to Abraham under a glittering, star-filled sky, imagining impossible promises come true.

352 pages | 7" x 8.5" | Hardcover

Friends With God Bible Art

With each stunningly illustrated page, children will discover...

  • 54 first-person stories spanning both Old and New Testaments—so kids see how God has always loved and worked through everyday people just like them!
  • Reflections from each Bible character — helping kids notice how God’s love touches their own lives.
  • Beautiful illustrations from artist David Harrington—making this Bible a visual treat.
  • A free bonus app with games and digital collectible cards!

Watch as kids’ faith grows as they draw close to the God who loves them and calls them his friend, too.

Friends With God Bible

Kids deepen their friendship with God even more by pairing this story Bible with the Friends with God Devotion for Kids!

Kids meet God’s Bible-time friends with 54 devotions that help them glimpse who God is, see how he cares for those he loves, and grow in their own friendship with God.

Bonus: Bring your Bible to life with the FREE Friends With God App!

Come face-to-face with Bible-times friends of God. Scattered throughout the pages of the Friends with God Story Bible, digital triggers unlock mobile games so you can win virtual collectable cards with entertaining facts about Bible characters. Plus, you’ll get a devotional card with a fun idea you can talk about with your family.

  • With your parent’s help, download the free app available in iTunes and Google Play.
  • When you see the smiling face icon, scan the page with your mobile device.
  • Play the games to win all of the collectable cards!

App coming soon to:

Apple App Store
Google Play

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Q: Might there be a corresponding curriculum in the making? I love this Bible and the devotional. It would be great if there was a curriculum that worked its way through the stories in the Bible. I would give each of my kids the devotional to do at home with their families during the week. :)
Asked : Jan 16, 2018
By : Connie, Carlinville IL
A: Our DIG IN Bible In One Year Curriculum corresponds with the Friends With God Bible. Please go to to learn about this great Curriculum. You will be able to try a free Demo, watch and overview, and look at the lesson scope and sequence.
Answered : Jan 16, 2018
By : Robin
Q: What is the approximate reading level of this Bible? Does it include color maps of ancient times? What are the key features of this Bible for growing hearts? What pronouns for God are used? How are OT stories told and explored?
Asked : Nov 07, 2017
By : MDivMama, Ca
A: The Friends With God Story Bible is a great Bible for families to use together, or for Elementary Readers. To judge the reading level of this story Bible for your children, please look at the sample provided on this page. There are no maps included, but there are 54 first-person stories from both Old and New Testaments. Beautiful illustrations and reflections from each Bible character. There is even a free bonus app with games and digital collectible cards.
Answered : Nov 08, 2017
By : Robin

Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 9 reviews)

By Sarah Her
September 11, 2017
"I was immediately disappointed when I flipped through the first story (via online view). The artwork is inaccurate and reflective of White American society. Why are Adam and Eve White, extremely good looking, and perfect in form? I do not want my kids reading a Bible whose characters depict societal standards of beauty. Faith should be the last place we impose these standards. The author, illustrator, and publisher should have been intentional about this. "
By Christy Thompson
Pawleys Island, SC
September 25, 2017
"What an amazing story Bible for kids. I’ve never seen anything like it. The first-person Bible stories make it come to life in such an amazing way. The artwork is the icing on the cake. I don’t know who is more excited to read through this Bible between me and my kids. "
By Heather Meacham
Highlands Ranch, CO
September 25, 2017
"The illustrations are incredible, but that's not the only thing that makes you want to keep reading more! And isn't that what we want for our kids, to read more of the Bible? It invites you in, the tag line says so much - "Why God Loves People Like Me". The way that these stories are written connects you directly with 54 Bible characters because the story is told from their perspective! Each story shows God's relationship with them & we get a face to face with each character!"
By Vicki Wiley Lepick
Honolulu, HI
September 25, 2017
"I just received this Bible yesterday and I have to say I am so impressed. I love it! I have a great collection of Children's Bibles published over the last 200 years and for our modern day, this is the best I have seen. Children are so visual, and the illustrations depict the kind of emotion that I would want my grandchildren to associate with these stories, and the beautiful artwork will be loved by my elementary students. The story choices are excellent; often I see a children's Bible and wond"
By Deb Taylor
Westerville, OH
September 26, 2017
"This may be my new favorite! Storytelling can fuel a child's imagination and imagination is beneficial to their growth and development. The Bible is filled with rich history and truth and this story bible provides that first person narrative which gives us that sense of closeness and relatability to the people God used. Story examples: Miriam holds her breath and watches as her baby brother is spared from death and danger; Deborah chose to act wisely while others around her acted foolishly; and"