|Publication Date: 20 Aug 2015|
The Children's Bible
The Old Testament stories include: The garden of Eden; Cain and Abel; Noah and the ark; Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Joseph; Moses, the plagues and the Exodus; the 10 commandments; Gideon; Samson; Ruth; Samuel; David; Solomon; Elijah; Jonah; Jeremiah; the exile and return; Daniel.
The New Testament stories cover the life, teaching and miracles of Jesus, including the stories of the Good Samaritan, the prodigal son and the lost sheep; the last days of Jesus: the last supper, crucifixion and resurrection; the post-resurrection appearances; the coming of the Holy Spirit; events from Acts – Peter, Paul, Philip.
Carla Manea’s richly coloured illustrations complement the text.
TEACHER and writer Sally Ann Wright has produced a page-turner of the Bible for the seven-to-nine-year age group in The Children’s Bible (SPCK, hardback, £9.99). In 140 succinctly-written pages, appropriately colourfully illustrated by Carla Manea, she takes her readers through both the Old and New Testaments, interpreting and presenting complex stories with clarity and integrity. Invaluable for both home and Sunday school.
Aimed at seven to nine year-olds this beautifully illustrated book retells 101 key Bible stories. Unlike some other children’s bibles, it doesn’t simply focus only on the best-known and familiar stories but seeks to lead children equally through some of the important moments of the Old and New Testaments in accessible but engaging and lively language. Some of the perhaps lesser known stories covered include Ezra, Nebuchadnezzar and Nehemiah.
Published in mid-August, this attractive but sturdy 140-page volume would be appreciated by youngsters keen to learn more about the Bible or be a welcome addition or helpful resource for young church groups and Sunday schools.