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Zonderkidz Announces the Beginners Bible App for iPad

  (September 13, 2012)

Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) September 13, 2012

Zonderkidz has announced that the eagerly awaited Beginners Bible App is now available in the Apple store. The app is based on The Beginners Bible, the bestselling storybook Bible of all time, having sold over 6 million copies since its release in 1989. Complete with stories, coloring pages, games, and audio, children six and under can enjoy their favorite Bible stories all by themselves.

We are excited to offer this app that creates a fun way for kids to learn about the Bible, said Annette Bourland, Senior Vice President Zondervan Group Book Publisher . The Beginners Bible is widely seen as the first Bible a child receives. In a digital world, it is a priority for Zonderkidz to offer a Bible geared for the youngest readers.

The Beginners Bible App was designed for young children to easily use themselves but will also be a valuable resource for parents wanting to participate as well. The illustrations have interactive elements that a child can manipulate using the touch screen.

The Beginners Bible App is available free of charge. The complimentary download includes six interactive Bible stories, coloring pages, puzzles, and a game. Additional story packs will be available for $1.99 and will include six new stories, coloring pages, puzzles, and a new game based on one of the stories. All story packs will be released over the next three to five months. At that time the complete storybook Bible will be available to consumers.

The app has already been met with rave reviews. Craig Groeschel, pastor of said, I was blown away by The Beginners Bible App. This app provides a fun way for kids to interact with the Bible using technology that they can relate to. Lori Cunningham, founder of said, The Beginners Bible app makes favorite childhood stories come alive in a new way for kids.

To learn more about The Beginners Bible App, visit:

Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children's communications, it produces bestselling and award-winning Bibles, books, board books, graphic novels, audio, video and digital products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 16 and the people who love them, from family members to educators. Zonderkidz is the publisher of the NIrV (New International Readers Version) Bible translation, the 3rd-grade reading level edition of the NIV that is ideal for children and those who speak English as a second language. Visit Zonderkidz on the Internet at

About Zondervan
Zondervan, an imprint of HarperCollins Christian division, is a world leader in Christian communications and a leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 80 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with additional offices in Miami, Zondervan publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products through its Zondervan, Zonderkidz and Editorial Vida brands. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at

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Fast Facts

-The Beginners Bible App is based on The Beginners Bible which is the best-selling childrens storybook Bible of all time with over 6 million copies sold.

-The initial concept of The Beginners Bible was first developed in 1984. At that time, it was called the Dovetales Series and consisted of a collection of 48-page booklets with audio cassettes.

-In 2005, The Beginners Bible also underwent a full revision with both art and text and is available in more than 20 languages worldwide.

-Over 15 million units of all The Beginners Bible book formats have been sold and it has received the 2006 Retailers Choice award by the Christian Booksellers Association in the U.S. and the 2006 Childrens Nonfiction Book of the Year Award in the U.K.

-In 2008, Zonderkidz supported the brand with an interactive website complete with on-line games, teaching resources, and product information (

-The Beginners Bible App is available free of charge and includes six interactive Bible stories, coloring pages, puzzles, and a game.

-Additional story packs will be available for $1.99 and will include six new stories, coloring pages, puzzles, and games. The first story pack for sale is available now.

-App store link to download free app:

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