As Christian parents we all want our children to develop the habit of reading the Bible individually. But how do you do this for young children who might be intimidated by the size and language of God's word?
Well, I just came across this wonderful resource and I plan on purchasing it for my 8 year old. Crossway publishers just released Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids. It is written by Dr. David Murray, professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He seeks to balance text and application in an approachable way, and from my perusal of the free sample it looks like he nailed it!
You can find an introduction to the text at Westminster Theological Seminary's Bookstore which includes an interview with the author. I recommend this book to all of our parents of children, ages 8-12.