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Journey into the Bible
     

Journey into the Bible

by Lois Rock, Andrew Rowland
 
If only you could have stood and watched as the great stories of the Bible unfolded in the ancient world...

This exciting, time-travel book combines fascinating facts and "travel tips" with intriguing pictures and maps to take all young explorers on a guided tour of the ancient world of the Bible and its people. Drawing you into foreign lands and epic journeys,

Overview

If only you could have stood and watched as the great stories of the Bible unfolded in the ancient world...

This exciting, time-travel book combines fascinating facts and "travel tips" with intriguing pictures and maps to take all young explorers on a guided tour of the ancient world of the Bible and its people. Drawing you into foreign lands and epic journeys, from the beginning of time itself, you will be given a tourist’s-eye view of the people and empires that provided the setting for the Bible’s key stories.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The stories of the Bible—from Adam and Eve to the resurrection of Jesus—are envisioned as 20 journeys in this primer that puts the events in geographical and historical context. In addition to the accessible main text, "travel tips" play up the travel theme ("The hills of Galilee are at their best in spring, when the wild flowers are in bloom"), and fairly institutional cartoon artwork (complete with labels) portrays Jerusalem, Babylon, Nazareth, and other locations. No biblical quotes appear (nor do the names of any of the books from either testament); rather, this is a basic overview of key events. Ages 7–12. (Apr.)
Kirkus Reviews

This British import offers an eclectic approach to biblical stories and history with panoramic, detailed illustrations, colorful maps and sidebars with "travel tips" geared to travelers of the time period. The organizational strategy consists of 20 journeys stretching from the time of creation as portrayed in the Bible to the era of the early Christians. Key characters are introduced in terms of their journeys to new lands or their returns to homelands. Each spread includes some text, spot illustrations and a larger illustration filled with people of the era, including details of their work, homes and clothing. Helpful labels and explanatory sentences are worked into the text, giving the reader lots to look at on every spread. The maps are a useful feature, often showing the same area on multiple pages, but with different names as the occupying groups changed. Most of the key characters, main stories and major locations described in the Bible are presented, giving a fairly comprehensive introduction to a complex subject. There are no correlations to relevant Bible verses, and although there is an index, it references journey numbers rather than page numbers with no indication of this, rendering it frustrating, baffling and useless for people unable to intuit this distinction. Though the pages seem crowded at first glance, a considerable amount of information is packed into a short volume, and the explanations of complicated history will be useful to adults teaching Bible history and interesting to young readers. (Picture book/religion. 6-10)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745960883
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Lois Rock has established an international reputation as a children’s writer. Specializing in Bible stories, prayer books, and information books, her books have been translated into over thirty languages with sales approaching four million copies. She draws on her experience as a mother of three and as a leader of church children’s groups.

Andrew Rowland has illustrated for Crabtree and Ladybird. He won the Macmillan Prize for Children's Picture Book Illustration in 2005.

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