Published on March 8, 2019 by Joshua R Monroe

Crossway, 2017 | 224 pages

A Journey through the Bible for Kids


Reading the Bible is like taking a trip through God’s story, setting out to explore and experience the beautiful views found within. But without a map, it’s easy to get lost.

Get your kids into the habit of consecutive, daily Bible reading. Made up of 52 Expeditions through God’s Word, this reading plan is designed to guide boys and girls on a journey through the whole story of the Bible in a year. Along the way, readers are encouraged in personal prayer and in thoughtful meditation on scripture.

Exploring the Bible leads kids ages 6–12 through the Bible one day at a time over the course of a year. For use alongside any Bible, this workbook will help them see the overarching story of God’s Word and lay the foundation for a lifetime of discovering truths about God, humanity, and the gospel.

Each weekly entry includes:

  • Daily Bible readings
  • Prayer points
  • Memory verse
  • Discussion questions
  • Space for sermon notes and reflections


About the Author

David Murray is professor of Old Testament and practical theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and pastor of Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church. He is also a counselor, a regular speaker at conferences, and the author of a number of books.


Praise for Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids:

Donald S. Whitney, professor of biblical spirituality and associate dean, School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Family Worship:

I don’t even want to imagine what my Christian life and my ministry would have been without the encouragement and structure for daily Bible reading I received as a child. But if I’d had something like this book, I think my scriptural foundations would have been even stronger.

Gloria Furman, author, The Pastor’s WifeMissional Motherhood; and Alive in Him:

What an exciting endeavor—to help children read (for themselves!) an overview of the Bible in a year! I can’t wait to give away copies of this book to the kids in my life.

Tim Challies, blogger,

I gave all three of my children this book as their very first experience of personal devotions. All three used it, all three enjoyed it, and all three benefited tremendously from using it. I wholeheartedly recommend it for your children, too.

Chap Bettis, author, The Disciple-Making Parent:

This resource will help children and families dig into the riches of the Bible while subtly teaching the necessity of daily reading and learning with God’s people.

Starr Meade, author, Training Hearts, Teaching Minds; The Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Study; and Give Them Truth:

An important, but often neglected, part of the education we provide for our children is instruction in the actual contents of the Bible. We give our children math flashcards and grammar workbooks, we enroll them in music lessons and put them on sports teams, but we often don’t know where to begin to teach them what’s in the Bible. Exploring the Bible will get elementary-school-aged children started reading Scripture on their own, giving them a grasp of its overall big picture as they read.

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Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids

Crossway, 2017 | 224 pages

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