Each page is a summary of a story in the Bible, and while they are portrayed in an age-appropriate manner, I wish that the quotes from what the people said were not put into a modern day narrative, but the actual words spoken from the King James version of the Bible. I think it is important for children to get used to the language of the Bible for when they begin to read it on their own. Overall this is a valuable resource for developing a love of the scriptures in children.
There is even a ribbon bookmark attached to hold your place! I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own Nov 19, Gail Hollingsworth rated it it was amazing. A wonderful hardback storybook that covers the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Children age three and up will love to have these one page nightly stories read to them. A new one each night for a year. Every page has a beautiful color illustration perfect to interest a child in learning more about that night's story. You will also find a red ribbon attached to hold your place until the next night.
This is a wonderful way to introduce a young child to the Bible and learn of God's great love and c A wonderful hardback storybook that covers the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. This is a wonderful way to introduce a young child to the Bible and learn of God's great love and care for His creation and man made in His image. This would make a perfect gift for parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles to purchase for Christmas, birthday, Easter or "just because".
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. Nov 18, Amy rated it it was amazing. I enjoy Bible story books and I am always interested in new ones that come out. Most of the time the pictures are vibrant and welcoming and pulls you into the story and this one is no exception as it is done in a very simple cartoon like animated images.
This Bible storybook is unique in that it is divided up into stories that can be read throughout the year. They are only a page long and do not take long at all to read if it was read before bedtime or for a newer reader to get through the t I enjoy Bible story books and I am always interested in new ones that come out.
They are only a page long and do not take long at all to read if it was read before bedtime or for a newer reader to get through the text on their own. It also is not so long that a child would lose interest, more likely they will want to continue on to the next one.
I also like that this particular storybook includes some lesser known Bible stories in them, something I have not necessarily seen in other ones. All in all, this is a nice addition to the Bible storybooks and would make a lovely gift. Nov 14, Diana Montgomery rated it it was amazing. I just love this book! Beautiful stories from the Bible that children can understand.
The illustrations are beautiful and colorful. I look forward to using this with my grandkids that they will call me before bedtime and i will read that days story. What a wonderful way to invest in them. To teach them they can have a etern I just love this book!
To teach them they can have a eternity to live with Christ. The stories are just the right size to keep the attention of a wee one. Make wonderful gift to any family. Nov 05, Vicky Sluiter rated it it was amazing. Beautifully illustrated, this hardcover book is wonderful for bedtime reading. Each story is less than a page in length and simply written. The stories are well written and edited.
I look forward to sharing this with my grandchildren and I know that I will learn from it, also. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review. Nov 20, Darla Damron rated it it was amazing Shelves: What an enjoyable bedtime story book. I have 3 daughters 8, 5, and 4 yrs old and we will enjoy this book each night as we learn about Christ. Nov 08, Sarah rated it liked it. I became interested in reviewing this book when I saw a preview of it online. Upon first examining the book I was very pleased to see that they didn't seem to be trying to cut out the more gruesome and sad parts I became interested in reviewing this book when I saw a preview of it online.
Upon first examining the book I was very pleased to see that they didn't seem to be trying to cut out the more gruesome and sad parts of the Bible.
Some of it struck me as sadly amusing, mainly because of the illustrations. To give an example, one of the 'stories' gives the account of the 'scoffing' nobleman who didn't believe Elisha when he said that food would be sold at extremely low prices the following day there was a severe famine in the land. The nobleman died the following day from being trampled by people rushing toward the food. This is illustrated bloodlessly in the picture accompanying the story.
It amused me because the pictures in the book are rather 'cutsey' looking cartoons and are geared more for very young children and here is this illustration of a man being trampled by a bunch of people! It also struck me funny because the back of this book describes it as being a way to make "bedtime reading a delightful learning and faith-building experience for both you and your kids.
It's good for kids to learn the truth, and it will probably be a good discussion starter about belief in what God says, assuming that you want a discussion started at bedtime.
Or you could just read the next two stories after that. I say two because if you are reading on, in order to end on a happier note, you won't want to end on the next story either as it ends with a man being smothered! An illustration is provided for that one as well though it only shows the man ABOUT to be smothered, not in the process of being smothered if that's any comfort! Sadly, though, there were several exceptions to their accurate accounts of events in the Bible.
I'll give three examples: The sections that give the account of Gideon's life end with the statement, "There were, at different times, fifteen judges over Israel. But of them all, Gideon had the most wisdom, courage, and faith. Do they even remember what happened later in Gideon's life?
Gideon requested that people give him gold, "And Gideon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city, even in Ophrah: When speaking of the account of David and Bathsheba, this book says that when David saw her "He loved her and wanted her to be his wife" and so he had her husband Uriah killed. No… David committed adultery with Bathsheba before having her husband killed and he apparently had no intention of taking Bathsheba for his own wife until he had learned that she was pregnant and couldn't set things up to make it seem as though Uriah was the father.
That's when he had Uriah killed. The people who put this together didn't have to go into great detail of course, but they didn't have to resort to giving inaccurate Biblical history. The same with the account of Saul in the cave. This book says that he rested in the gave while David and his men were hiding in there it even has a picture of Saul wrapped in a blanket sleeping in the cave , and that David cut a corner of Saul's robe while he was sleeping.
But, that of course was not what Saul was doing. They could have said that he was "using the bathroom" or "relieving himself" and let parents do the explaining. Or they could have just said that he was in a cave. But say that the Scriptures say something that they did not say! One more thing, and this is somewhat minor, the words used in the book could have been dumbed down a bit more, down to the level of a little kid's intellect.
Instead of saying, "He remained there", they could have said, "He stayed there. Not only would it make it easier for little kids to understand but it would make it more consistent with other parts of the book where they actually did change it to more modern vernacular.
They used statements like, "It was stinky", "Come on" and "You're phonies! So why do that with only some of the text and yet leave others that are easily changed to something simpler? The pictures are interesting and kids like looking at them a couple of my little brothers seem to like them , they generally fit well with the stories. I'm pretty sure that Aaron should be illustrated as being older than Moses, not younger Moses has grey hair and Aaron has brown hair in this book. I mainly wish that they had chosen not to depict Christ in the illustrations, or at least not to show His face.
That would be more respectful. Instead they make Him look like a European man with long hair. Overall, though, the people who put this book together seem to have done a pretty good job in many of the 'stories' they recount, sticking closely to the text of the Bible in their summaries. My little brother enjoyed listening to some of it and talking about the pictures. Just be ready to read it with scrutiny, and with verbal criticism and explanation to make sure that your kids are getting accurate information. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review Dec 03, Fizzy rated it really liked it Shelves: I was sorta excited when I was notified that Barbour Publishing reached out to me via NetGalley to review this book.
Until… Goobie broke the tablet. Without a tablet that left me with two reading options. My phone, which while convenient is small and my computer which is very inconvenient but has a large screen.
Obviously, the quantity of reading I do the phone was the only option. With the phone issue and some constant issues with NetGalley formatting the pictures came out chopped up and awkward. Off to Amazon we went to actually see some of the pictures from the book. The ones I were able to view were whimsical yet realistic. Perfect for a young child to an older middle grade child as well. Based on the pictures that I viewed I liked that they dominated the page.
For an emerging reader the smaller print may be overwhelmed by the pictures and a distraction but I still liked it that way. Now I should make you very aware that the copy of this book I received from NetGalley is not the full book but a sample, so I can only speak to the handful of stories I had access to for this review. I liked that the stories seem to progress through the Bible chronologically. They are concise for younger children but share the clear message of the Bible passage for older readers.
There are many many! This feels more like something on that vein than a bedtime storybook.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by NetGalley. I was not compensated for this review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I was not required to write a positive review. Originally published at https: Oct 05, Debbie Kerch rated it it was amazing. Starting with the story of creation Jesse Lyman Hurlbut takes us on a journey through a biblical timeline that children not only hear, but see through the tender illustrations that are provided for the reader.
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