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Back to School: Top 10 Bibles for Students

It’s that time of year again!

With summer nearing an end and school starting back up, it’s time to get your child equipped for the start of a great year!

With that said, here’s a list of the Top 10 Bibles for your little loved ones.


  1. Sequin Sparkle & Change Bible(ages 6-10)

    NKJV & ICB
    The Sequin, Sparkle and Change Bible is a Bible girls will want to carry around everywhere! Perfect for children ages 6-10, the Bible features sequins that change color when you swipe them. They’re double the fun! Also included are fun activities such as full color maps, illustrated insert pages and spaces for journaling. Shop here. 

  2. Thinline Bible Youth Edition (ages 12-17)

    girl reading the bibleNKJV & KJV
    The Youth Edition Thinline Bible is lightweight and convenient. Available in both the KJV and NKJV translations, its unique size is perfect to slip into backpacks and purses throughout the day. This Bible is ideal for students on the go! Shop here. 

  3. NKJV Study Bible for Kids (ages 8-12)

    The NKJV Study Bible for Kids is the premier study Bible for any child ages 8-12 years old. Printed in the trusted New King James Version, this Bible offers unique features like Biblical facts and articles to help your child study the Bible and apply it to their life. Shop here. 

  4. Children’s Bible (ages 8-12)

    The International Children’s Bible is the first translation created specifically for children. This Bible is printed in a 9-point font with bold in-text subject heads that will help children navigate their Bible confidently. Along with beautiful illustrations, the International Children’s Bible will delight and inspire your child’s imagination as they read and see Bible stories. Shop here. 

  5. Color Code Bible (ages 6-10)

    NKJV & NIV
    With more than 1,600 highlighted verses in various colors throughout, the Color Code Bible is drawing attention to God’s Word. Each color has been uniquely designed to a theme in the Bible for easy navigation and memorization. Full of bright colors, memorization aids, and the never-ending truth of God’s Word, this Bible is a great tool to use anywhere. Shop now. 

  6. Open Bible (ages 8+)

    NKJV & KJV
    The Open Bible offers readers easy navigation through the Bible and its teachings, along with a reference system that is trusted by millions. The Open Bible offers even more access to scripture with book introductions and outlines that provide context from beginning to end. Shop now. 

  7. Precious Moments Bible (ages 6-10)

    NKJV & ICB
    Whimsical and nostalgic, The Precious Moments character is sure to delight little hearts. For over 30 years, The Precious Moments brand has made reminisce on the important moments in life. With full color pages and scripture messages, this Bible is a great gift that will encourage children to enjoy life’s precious moments. Shop now. 

  8. Brave Girls Bible (ages 6-10)


The Brave Girls Bible will equip girls age 7-10 with the knowledge they need to grow into young women who are confident and secure in Christ. Including 240 articles and 300 key verses highlighted, girls will be introduced to five main characters from the Tommy Nelson Brave Girls brand, Gracie, Faith, Glory, Honor, and Hope, as they develop friendships and learn about God. Shop now. 

  1. Journal the Word Bible (ages 8+)

    NKJV & KJV

The Journal the Word Bible is a trustworthy and indispensable resource for anyone who puts pen to paper for deeper engagement with God’s Word. Available in both NKJV and KJV translations, the extra-wide lined margins make this Bible ideal for note taking or journaling. This Bible is sure to make an excellent gift or personal keepsake.Shop now. 

  1. Jesus Calling Bible for Children (ages 8-12)


The ICB Jesus Calling Bible for Children is the first Bible that combines 160 devotions from the Jesus Calling devotional, 96 colorful Bible story pages, and life applications in the trusted ICB text. Also included are 365 key memory verses for young readers to take to heart. The ICB Jesus Calling Bible for Children will help your children grow in knowledge and in relationship with the Lord. Shop here. 




Thomas Nelson Kid’s Bibles encourage young hearts to become strong in their faith.

As Bible publishers, we create products that inspire children and equip them to have a personal relationship with God. Thomas Nelson Bibles are read by millions of people across the globe who trust us to honor God’s beautiful Word through the various Bible products we publish.

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Everlasting Life

Most assuredly, I say to you,  he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. – John 5:24


One benefit of finding new life in Christ is called in the Bible “everlasting [eternal] life.” The character of this great reality may be summarized by carefully looking at each word. The word “life” stresses the quality of this new relationship to God (John 10:10). It does not mean, of course, that we are not physically alive before salvation; it simply stresses the fact that we enter a new, personal relationship with God that gives us a fullness of spiritual vitality that we lacked before (John 17:3).

The word “everlasting” emphasizes life without end. Though it will not be completely fulfilled until our future bodily redemption (Rom. 8:23), it is still a present possession that can never perish (John 10:28).

Everlasting life must not be thought of as an exclusively future possession. Rather, its possession is clearly seen in our actions. Thus, “no murderer has eternal life abiding in him” (1 John 3:15). Indeed, love is the confirming evidence that we do, in fact, have eternal life (1 John 3:14).

The greatness of this spiritual reality constitutes a wonderful incentive to vigorously proclaim the gospel to those who are still “dead in trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2:1).



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A Biblical Prescription for Parenting Children

Train up a child in the way he should go,

And when he is old he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)


This proverb sets out two stages in the process of godly child rearing: first, the method, “Train up a child in the way he should go”; and second, the result, “when he is old he will not depart from it.”

The method involves three parts:


  1. The Concept of Training – “Train up.” This does not denote corporal punishment but rather includes three ideas: Dedication—this is the consistent meaning of the word in its other OT occurrences (Deut. 20:5; 1 Kin. 8:63; 2 Chr. 7:5). Child training must begin with dedication of the child to God; the parent must realize that the child belongs exclusively to God and is given to the parent only as a stewardship. Instruction—this is the meaning of this word as it is used in the Jewish writings; the parents are to instruct or cause their children to learn everything essential in pleasing God. Motivation—this is the meaning of the word in Arabic, as it is used to describe the action of a midwife who stimulates the palate of the newborn babe so it will take nourishment. Parents are to create a taste or desire within the child so that he is internally motivated (rather than externally compelled) to do what God wants him to do.
  2. The Recipient of Training – “a child.” This is one of seven Hebrew words translated by the English word “child” and would better be translated by our word “dependent.” As long as the child is dependent on his parents he is to be the recipient of training, regardless of his age.
  3. The Content of the Training – “in the way that he should go.” The thought is that at each stage of development the parents or guardians are to dedicate, instruct, and motivate the child to do what God evidently has best equipped the child to do for Him. This is graphically illustrated by Joshua when he said, “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Josh. 24:15). Proverbs are wisdom statements: general truths about the most important issues of life. If God’s process has been followed, the desired results usually occur. A child can reject the training of godly parents, but usually godly parenting results in godly adult offspring. The result includes the time of realization—“when he is old”—this is best understood as being parallel with “a child,” hence, “when he is independent,” that is, no longer economically dependent upon parents, referring to the time when the child leaves the parents’ home to establish another home. The result includes the nature of realization—“he will not depart from it.” Persistent, careful, godly parenting produces adult children whose Christian faith and commitment are unwavering.


This article is an excerpt from the NKJV, Open Bible. 



The Biblical Role of the Parents



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Who Was Moses?

Apr 13, 2019 |

Where Does Moses Appear in the Bible?

The story of Moses begins in Exodus 1 and stretches across the books of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

Who Was Moses?

Moses was born to Hebrew slaves in Egypt, seemingly at the worst possible time. Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt, had ordered all Hebrew male babies to be executed. To save baby Moses’ life, his mother and sister put him in a basket and floated him down the Nile River. He was discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter, who raised him as her own.

Moses grew up as the privileged grandson of Pharaoh, but he still retained his Hebrew identity. When he saw an Egyptian overseer beating a Hebrew slave, Moses killed the overseer. From that day on, Moses was a fugitive. He hid for 40 years in a desert wilderness, where he became a shepherd, found a wife, and raised a family.

When Moses encountered God in the form of a burning bush, God instructed him to return to Egypt and demand that Pharaoh release the Hebrew people from slavery. That encounter changed not only the course of Moses’ life, but also the course of history.

Pharaoh initially refused to release his enormous workforce—it took 10 plagues to convince him. After God delivered his people, Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt and through the wilderness to the land God had promised their ancestors.

It was a monumental task. The Hebrew people complained nonstop, even though God miraculously provided food and water for them. When they reached the promised land, they found it occupied. God instructed them to conquer the occupants and drive them out, but the Hebrews refused. Because of their lack of faith, God determined that they would wander in the wilderness for 40 years.

Moses frequently grew frustrated with the people. His frustrations boiled over on one occasion when the people were complaining about being thirsty. God had instructed him to speak to a rock so that water would flow from it, but Moses struck the rock with his staff instead. As punishment for his disobedience, God forbade him from ever entering the promised land.

After 40 years of wandering, Moses eventually led the Hebrews to the edge of the promised land. From a nearby mountaintop, he was allowed to look at the place he had longed to see for so many years. And then he died.

Why Was Moses Important?

Moses is arguably one of the central figures of the Old Testament. In addition to his adventures in Egypt and the wilderness, he is credited with writing the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament. He is also credited with writing some psalms and is revered in Jewish history as a teacher and a prophet.

God called Moses—and Moses alone—to the top of Mount Sinai, where he gave the Hebrew leader his laws and the tablets that contained the Ten Commandments. When Moses returned from his mountaintop experience, his face shone in an extraordinary way—the afterglow of his personal encounter with God.

In the New Testament, when Jesus was preparing for his final entry into Jerusalem, he took Peter, James, and John to the top of a mountain. There, Moses and Elijah appeared to Him. According to the Gospels, Moses spoke to Jesus about His impending death.

What Lessons Can We Learn from Moses?

The first lesson we can take away from Moses’ life is that being in the right place at the right time only means something if you do the right thing. Moses was equipped to complete the monumental task that the Lord laid before him. Yet it was his faithful willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of the Lord’s work that set him apart.

The second lesson is that faithful obedience matters, which Moses learned the hard way when God forbade him from entering the promised land. Yet even after he had nothing to gain (from a human perspective)—even though he would not be able to enjoy the fruits of his labor—Moses remained faithfully obedient to God and His work.

The author of Hebrews offers this summary of Moses’ life: “He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible” (Heb. 11:26–27).


Interested in knowing more about the writers and characters in the Bible? Check out these articles:

Who Wrote the Book of Romans?
Who Wrote the Book of Joshua?
Who Wrote the Book of Job?
Who Was Eve?


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Who Wrote the Book of Romans?

All critical schools agree on the Pauline authorship of this foundational book. The vocabulary, style, logic, and theological development are consistent with Paul’s other epistles. Paul dictated this letter to a secretary named Tertius (Romans 16:22[NKJV]), who was allowed to add his own greeting.

Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God – Romans 1:1 (NKJV)


armorThe problem arises not with the authorship but with the disunity of the epistle. Some Latin (but no Greek) manuscripts omit Romans 15:1 — 16:24 (NKJV), and the closing doxology (Romans 16:25 – 27 [NKJV]) is placed at the end of chapter 14 in some manuscripts. These variations have led some scholars to conclude that the last two chapters were not originally part of the epistle or that Paul issued it in two editions. However, most scholars believe that chapter 15 fits in logically with the rest of the epistle. There is more debate over chapter 16, because Paul greets by name twenty-six persons in a church he has never visited.

Some scholars contend that it was a separate letter, perhaps written to Ephesus, that was appended to this epistle. Such a letter would be surprising, to say the least (nothing but greetings), especially in the ancient world. It is simpler to understand the list of greetings as Paul’s effort as a stranger to the Roman church to list his mutual friends. Paul met these people in the cities of his missionary journeys. Significantly, the only other Pauline epistle that lists individual greetings was addressed to the believers at Colosse, another church Paul had never visited. It may be that this portion was omitted from some copies of Romans because it did not seem relevant.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28 (NKJV)




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The NKJV Open Bible: The Complete Reference System

Jan 28, 2019 |

The Bible is a collection of 66 books written by many writers over a vast time period, and yet it’s the unified Word of God. The Open Bible offers clean and easy navigation through the connectivity of Scripture with a time-tested complete reference system trusted by millions. Plus, The Open Bible gives you even more access into the pages of the Word with book introductions and outlines to provide context and themes from beginning to end.


Features Include:


The Open Bible New King James Version

Interactive book introductions and outlines provide historical context, themes, and verse relationships within Scripture


New King James Open Bible

The exclusive Thomas Nelson NKJV Comfort Print® 9-point print size


Easy-to-navigate topical index displaying the connections between 8,000 plus names, places, concepts, events, and doctrines


Open Bible New King James Version

Visual Survey of the Bible illustrating an easy-to-follow diagram of Scripture


New King James Study Bible Open Bible

References include both verse and page number so anyone can find the Scriptures they need


New King James Version Open Bible

Additional Bonus Commentary, like A Guide to Christian Workers and the Christian’s Guide to the New Life, offer instruction on Christian doctrine


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