Chinese Children’s Bibles, Bible Stories, and Devotions for Kids

Chinese Children's Bibles, Bible Stories, and Devotions for Kids

Since we’re raising bilingual children as Christians, we hope our family can celebrate Jesus in Chinese and English. We’re so thankful for Chinese children’s Bibles and devotional books to help our children learn about God.

Related: Korean Children’s Bibles and Bible Stories

Best Chinese Children’s Bibles, Bible Stories, and Devotions Books

Chinese children's bibles and bible stories for kids

In contrast to English, children’s Bibles in Chinese are hard to find. Our favorite English Bibles inspired our list of Chinese recommendations.

Bible translations are important so more people can read and learn about Jesus, hope, and salvation. I hope you can find Chinese Bibles for your child’s daily routine through this list.

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Chinese Bibles for Kids

Here are the best Chinese children’s Bibles and devotional books for various reading levels. For reference, 简体中文 (jiǎntǐ zhōngwén) means Simplified Chinese, and 繁體中文 (fántǐ zhōngwén) means Traditional Chinese.

Bilingual Chinese Bible for Toddlers 小淘气圣经 / 小淘氣聖經

Chinese Bible for Toddlers / 小淘气圣经 / 小淘氣聖經

If you’re a parent or caregiver learning to read Chinese, this is a great beginner Bible with only two sentences per page.

Because of the short stories and bright illustrations, it’s also a great Bible for babies and toddlers. Both simplified and traditional Chinese editions are bilingual with English translations. Neither version has Pinyin or Zhuyin.

Chinese Beginner’s Bible for Kids 小孩孑圣经

Beginner's Bible for Children in English and Chinese

The Beginner’s Bible by Zonderkidz is near and dear to our hearts. We’ve been reading the English version since my daughter was a baby. The pages are now wrinkled; we’ve repaired many rips over the years!

In recent years, we’ve enjoyed the bilingual simplified Chinese with the English edition of the Beginner’s Bible.

If you’re debating between these two children’s Bibles, here are photos comparing the Bible for Toddlers (bottom) to The Beginner’s Bible (top). Note how the wording varies in describing sinners versus Noah.

Comparison of Chinese children's bibles for children versus toddlers
Comparison of Chinese children's bibles for children versus toddlers

As shown in the comparison photos in the prior section, the bilingual Beginner’s Bible is slightly more wordy and advanced than the Candle Bible for Toddlers. This should be sufficient if you’re looking for only one Chinese children’s Bible for the early years.

Related: Faith, Hope, and Love in a Foreign Heritage Language

My First Handy Bible: Timeless Bible Stories for Toddlers 小可愛聖經

Although we don’t have personal experience with this particular Bible, several Chalk Academy readers recommended it for the traditional Chinese characters and Zhuyin.

With 33 Bible stories summarized in kid-friendly paragraphs and illustrations, this would be a great option for the preschool age.

Chinese Jesus Storybook Bible 耶稣故事圣经 / 故事聖經

Written by Sally Lloyd Jones, Jesus Storybook Bible has been translated into over 50 languages! This wonderful Bible stays close to theology and is geared for elementary and middle school kids.

The author’s website also offers activities to supplement the Jesus Storybook Bible.

We bought the English and traditional Chinese (TC) Bibles years ago, though the latter is too challenging for us to read. It does not have Pinyin or Zhuyin.

Recently, Sonia Hsia, the translator of the simplified Chinese version, generously gifted us the Chinese Jesus Storybook Bible with Pinyin. We are incredibly grateful for this edition as the Pinyin helps us read the Chinese characters.

Chinese Bible Stories App for Kids

Bible Stories App for Kids in Chinese

YouVersion has a free Bible App for Kids that’s been translated into over 60 languages, including Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese. As for written text, you can choose between simplified or traditional Chinese characters.

The app allows children to download and navigate the Chinese Bible stories independently. Each Bible story concludes with a simple, multiple-choice question to assess comprehension.

The animated illustrations are similar to the Chinese Beginner’s Bible cartoons. Though the pictures have special effects, they were very distracting when my children were younger and lacked impulse control.

The Chinese Bible app also offers games, but in our humble opinion, they do not serve the purpose of teaching children scripture.

Voice of Salvation 救恩之聲

Voice of Salvation 救恩之聲 Chinese Bible Stories

Voice of Salvation 救恩之聲 is a Taiwanese Christian radio station geared towards elementary school-aged kids.

They have hundreds of audio bible stories and worship songs in conversational Mandarin Chinese, which makes it easier for children to understand.

As a parent learning about God and the Chinese language with my children, these bible stories are helpful for me, too.

Chinese devotions book for kids 小宝宝日日学 / 小寶寶日日學

Chinese devotions book for kids and families Blessings Every Day in Chinese 小宝宝日日学 / 小寶寶日日學

This is a wonderful daily devotional book for children, and each page includes a Chinese Bible verse, a bilingual vignette, and a bilingual prayer.

My kids adore the cute illustrations which feature cute kids and animals. Meanwhile, I appreciate the diversity of the children because God loves all people!

小宝宝日日学 / 小寶寶日日學 is available in simplified Chinese (SC) and traditional Chinese (TC).

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Mandarin worship songs for children

Stream of Praise Music Soundbooks - Chinese Christian music for kids

Stream of Praise is the first Chinese worship band we found when we began our multilingual Christian journey. These modern worship songs celebrate Bible verses in Mandarin Chinese.

Please read our detailed review of Stream of Praise music board books here.

What are your favorite Chinese Bibles and Bible stories for kids?

I hope that you can find the right Chinese Bibles for your family. If you know of other great Christian resources or end up getting any of the ones we have, please share in the comments! It’s an honor to learn from your experiences.

Chinese Christian activities for children

7 Comments

  1. Sing Your Wang says:

    Whenever I have a question on my mind about resources for teaching my kids, I always find what I am looking for on your blog!
    I ordered the bilingual bible that you mentioned, the one that you’re working through right now with your kids. I previewed it online and it seems to be a great fit for us in every way. I am beyond excited.

    1. Aw I’m so happy to hear this! So excited for your family to read the new bible together. Blessed New Year! 🙂

  2. Thank you Betty!

    (A) What language does your family speak/read? Chinese (traditional)
    (B) What Bibles and/or devotion books are you thinking about getting for your kids? Traditional Chinese bibles/devotions with authentic biblical truth. Maybe story books by Heavenly Melody (睡夢鄉).

  3. Stephenie says:

    A) I’m teaching my kids Mandarin as best as I can right now, being an ABC, so English and Chinese is currently our home language. (2) My daughter is 4- years old and most religious programs do not start for us until she’s in Kindergarten, so any Bible (in English or Chinese) would be great for my kids. We have read short prayers in English and would love to continue to expose my kids to more at home. And thank you for the blog and information! We learned a lot and it was a great guidance.

  4. We mainly speak English in our family. We would love be to learn how to read the Bible and pray in Chinese! This was an informative post! Thank you!

  5. We speak English and Korean at home. So far, we own Baby’s First Bible Stories board book, but would love to add a Korean bible to our collection!

  6. We speak English and Chinese at home.

    We would really like the Chinese version, both my husband and I are not religious person, but I would like my kid at least know those background story, so he won’t be left out at school

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