“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
Finally, we have a Children’s Bible in Bahasa Malaysia for our Bahasa-speaking children! The lack of Bahasa resources to build up the faith of the children and youth is a pressing issue. The shortage of Alkitab for adults has now reached a stage of crisis. Many of our Bahasa-speaking children and youths have no access to them since birth. We are totally relying upon the Alkitab imported from a neighbouring country, but would our children be able to fully understand the language?
“Alkitab Kanak-Kanak” is another Wawasan Penabur project meant for building up and strengthening the faith of our Bahasa-speaking children and youths. A group of translators and editors were involved in this project, making sure that the texts have been taken directly from the Alkitab, in a language simple enough for children as young as 5 years old to understand without having the adults finding them as childish. We avoid the re-telling of stories so that the children are familiar with the actual Scriptures.
The 408-page “Alkitab Kanak-Kanak” has been published and distributed in preparation for Wawasan Penabur’s “Satu Anak, Satu Alkitab” campaign in October/November 2011.
416 full-coloured pages
Major stories and events from Genesis to Revelation
Using the words Allah, TUHAN and Tuhan as in the Alkitab
Jesus’ words in red
God’s Message made simple for all
Text taken from the Alkitab rather than re-telling stories to ensure that children familiarise themselves with the actual Scriptures.
Some samples from the book: