About this project
Bible Basics: A Baby Believer Counting Primer is the first of a groundbreaking series of board books that go beyond Bible stories and introduce young children to core tenets of the Christian faith.
A one-of-a kind counting book, Bible Basics is designed for children from infancy through preschool. It’s a fun and easy way to introduce your child to foundational Biblical and theological content in a format which helps them grasp and retain the information. For older children, Bible Basics includes quotations from the Bible, hymns, and early church writings to help reinforce the content.
Bible Basics is a board book. As parents, we understand how hard babies and toddlers are on their books. Bible Basics is made of heavy, durable board book material and covered with a laminate to help reinforce the binding. We’re not saying your toddler won’t wear it out, just that it will take them a while to do so. Additionally, Bible Basics is printed on material which is sourced from sustainably cultivated and harvested forests. Our printer is a certified member of Forests. For All. Forever.
Bible Basics was written by Danielle Hitchen & illustrated by Jessica Blanchard.
I’m sure I’m not the only parent who has ever looked at her children and been intimidated by the prospect of teaching them what it really means to know and love God. We often pray that our children never know a day apart from the Lord, but on a practical, day-to-day level, how do we encourage faith in our little ones? Among other things, it requires teaching them the Scriptures and doctrines of Christianity.
I was primarily motivated to write Bible Basics and the Baby Believer Primers because of the scarcity of biblical and, especially, theological resources for very young children. Christian literature for babies and toddlers is generally simplified Bible stories. These books are great additions to their library, but Bible Basics goes beyond Bible stories to actual theology. At worst, Bible Basics teaches your children how to count. At best, Bible Basics instills in your children the essential truths of the Christian faith.
Our hope is that Bible Basics will help parents have better faith conversations with their children and lay a foundation for life-long knowledge and understanding of God and His great love.
There are two things you’re funding by participating in this campaign:
The first is the initial start-up costs of publishing a book. All of the requested funding is directed toward the production, printing and shipping of the book (producing and shipping board books is relatively expensive due to the durable, heavyweight quality of the material), as well as cover business start-up costs (website, accounting software, taxes, etc.).
Secondly - any funds raised over and above our target amount will go towards sustaining and growing Catechesis Books, including on-going efforts to market Bible Basics, and - if we bring in enough funds! - the development and publication of the next Baby Believer Primer(s).
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Right now, Bible Basics is fully illustrated and ready to be sent to the printer. As soon as we have the necessary funds, the book will be printed. We anticipate being able to ship books to backers by late November (just in time to be an excellent Christmas gift for the little ones in your life!)
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