Children of God Storybook Bible [With 2 CDs]

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Desmond Tutu retells more than fifty of his most beloved Bible stories, artfully highlighting God’s desire for all people to love one another and to find peace and forgiveness in their hearts. Many of the finest artists from around the world have been selected to illustrate the stories. In an attempt to create the first truly global Bible for children, the artists have been invited to portray the stories with the style and richness of their own culture. Their stunning color illustrations allow readers to ...
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Desmond Tutu retells more than fifty of his most beloved Bible stories, artfully highlighting God’s desire for all people to love one another and to find peace and forgiveness in their hearts. Many of the finest artists from around the world have been selected to illustrate the stories. In an attempt to create the first truly global Bible for children, the artists have been invited to portray the stories with the style and richness of their own culture. Their stunning color illustrations allow readers to experience the Bible stories as if they were there—with Adam and Eve in the garden, with Noah on the ark, with Abraham in the desert, and with Jesus on the mountaintop. Every story shows how God works through history and ends with a short prayer. The Children of God Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition includes the book and two enhanced audio CDs narrated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu packaged in a slipcase box. His words and voice convey his wisdom, compassion, and sense of humor, as he reminds us that “We are all God’s children.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310725923
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication date: 10/28/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice, and peace to his native country of South Africa. He is the author of numerous books including the Children of God Storybook Bible, God’s Dream, and Desmond and the Very Mean Word. From 2007 to 2013, Tutu was the founding Chair of theElders, a group of global leaders who are working topromote the shared interests of humanity. In 2013he received the Templeton Prize for advancing spiritualprogress in the world. He lives in South Africa withhis wife, Leah. They have four children and sevengrandchildren.

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

    Finally, A High Quality Children's Bible

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Children of God Storybook Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010) Review by Cynthia Coe As a mom, I've been in the market for a decent children's Bible for about 15 years. Most Bible storybooks for small children are too simplistic or make me wince when I read certain "takes" on essential stories, re-told for children. On the other side of the spectrum, other purportedly "children's" Bible storybooks are far too complex, not age appropriate, or go into way too much detail for any child under about 12 to sit still and listen to. Finally, here's one that is "just right." Archbishop Desmond Tutu, by way of Zondervan, has recently published his own retelling of essential Bible stories for children, and it is wonderful. I am currently reading this storybook Bible with my six year old, and the language, length of stories, and amount of detail are perfect for a young child. Better yet, the concept of the story is printed at the top of the page, and a very brief prayer follows each story. Then there's the illustrations, done by a marvelously talented and diverse group of artists from around the world. This Bible storybook is available as an e-book, but I highly recommend the hardback version - the colorful artwork alone is worth the price of the book. (Illustrations are included in the e-version, but the condensed size and lack of color do not do them justice.) With the text by Archbishop Tutu and illustrations by these artists, this storybook exemplifies the best of Anglicanism - a strong prophetic voice backed by worldwide diversity. With Sunday School attendance dwindling and many parishes without formal Christian formation programs, this Bible storybook is a much needed and much welcomed resource for parents to use with their own children.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

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    Sure to be a favorite

    In this truly lovely children's Bible, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has selected 56 of his favorite stories from the Bible to share with young readers. Starting at the beginning, with "The Creation" (Genesis I) and going all the way to "The Promise of a New Earth" (Revelation 21-22), this Bible offers a wonderful selection of stories to entice youngsters. There are the popular tales that appear in most children's Bibles: Noah's Ark, The Ten Commandments, and Jesus Feeds the Crowd, as well as some that are less frequently told such as Naboth's Vineyard and Jeremiah the Boy Prophet. While some of the stories may not be recognizable by the titles Archbishop Tutu has given them here, for example, "Jesus Teaches the Secret of Happiness" is known as "The Beatitudes" by most readers, all are well-written and engaging. Each story is just one or two pages long, and along with its accompanying illustration, occupies a two-page spread in this 128 page book. At the end of each tale is a short, one line prayer that relates something from the story; "Dear God, help me to speak with your wisdom" and "Dear God, help me to be a blessing to others," are a few examples. A perfect bedtime book, it's easy to flip through the pages to find two or three stories for each night's reading, going back and forth between the New and Old Testaments. Archbishop Tutu wanted this book to be a global Bible, for children the world over, so he invited twenty illustrators from around the World to add their interpretations of the stories. Their illustrations represent not just their vision of the stories, but adds the flavor of their various cultures, making this a truly international Bible. While Jesus may not look the same in each story, the changes in his appearance offer a good starting point for a discussion of Christ's followers from around the World. The illustrations are without an exception, bright and engaging and the changing styles keep the book fresh and interesting. Quill says: This children's Bible is sure to be a favorite for young readers who will read the stories over and over until they've memorized the tales and the book's pages are ragged.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Beautiful storybook bible

    My fiance and I gave this book, along with a savings bond, to our goddaughter for her baptism. No, she can't read it just yet as she is still a baby, but the sentiment of knowing it's a book she will grow up with is quite lovely. I look forward to reading it to her and with her.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great for all faith traditions, young an

    Great for reading to grandsons, 6-8.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 13, 2013

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    She purred and nudged Moonstars cheek. "Moonknight..."

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    Posted May 13, 2013

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    Moonstar come here when you need to speak to Starclan. I will always be here.

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    9 cats appered the fis one padded up "i give you kindness pass it to all your clanmates"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    I would buy this book

    My kids enjoy this book, I have bought this for gifts

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  • Posted November 14, 2010

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    THE STORIES ARE TOLD IN A WAY THAT REVEALS THE HEART OF A MAN WHO KNOWS THE LOVE AND JOY OF BEING IN RELATIONSHIP TO GOD.A HOLY SPIRIT INSPIRED FORMAT OF MANY DIFFERENT ARTISTS ILLUSTRATING THE BIBLE STORIES.SOME OF THE ART WORK IS SO AWESOME.I'M BLESSED BY READING THE STORIES AND CANT WAIT TO SHARE THIS BOOK WITH MY GRANDDAUGHTERS.

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