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Accessible, compelling text that speaks to today's children, from a foremost reteller of the Bible
 
The Bible for Children contains more than 200 Bible stories, retold by playwright and filmmaker Murray Watts and elegantly illustrated by beloved artist Helen Cann. The stories comprehensively cover key themes of the Bible; they are faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original Scripture. The imaginative style reflects the ...
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Overview


Accessible, compelling text that speaks to today's children, from a foremost reteller of the Bible
 
The Bible for Children contains more than 200 Bible stories, retold by playwright and filmmaker Murray Watts and elegantly illustrated by beloved artist Helen Cann. The stories comprehensively cover key themes of the Bible; they are faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original Scripture. The imaginative style reflects the variety of the biblical text—riveting stories, reporting, poetry, history, letters. The Bible for Children is a visual delight, filled with illustrations that add meaning to the stories. The rich color and the exquisitely drawn faces and settings draw readers into the emotion and power of all that happens. This book for 7-12 year-olds has the design and drama of a modern classic.

A collection of approximately two hundred and fifty illustrated stories from the Old and New Testaments, retold for children.

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Gr 2-6-In a clear, conversational style that is without sentiment or distortion, this superb retelling of the principal events in the Old Testament, the Gospels, and Acts, as well as a few cogent excerpts from Paul's letters and Revelation, smoothly weaves together a memorable, extensive narrative of God's relationship with the Jews and Christians of biblical times. Filled with expressive action, the glowing, folk-art watercolors are arranged around the crisp, easily readable text and decorate the outer margins of the pages and endpapers. Although there are many fine Bible-story collections, this is a worthy addition to the genre because of its scope and style of writing.-Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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"This superb retelling . . . smoothly weaves together a memorable, extensive narrative. . . . Filled with expressive action, the glowing, folk-art watercolors are arranged around the crisp, easily readable text. . . . Although there are many fine Bible-story collections, this is a worthy addition to the genre."  —School Library Journal

"Watts' retellings from the Old and New Testaments are vivid and evocative, introducing young readers to the mystery and wonder of this great book. . . . Marvelous stories to rival any edge-of-the-seat video."  —Booklist

"A real treat . . . built to withstand endless reading and re-reading. . . . [The] narrative is dramatic and poetic by turns. The illustrations, by Helen Cann, are beautiful and fresh."  —Church Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561483624
  • Publisher: Good Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Bestselling Children's Books - Religious Series
  • Edition description: NO AMER
  • Pages: 300
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Murray Watts combines expert Bible knowledge with skillful storytelling to successfully reach today's children. Helen Cann is the illustrator of BaboushkaA Child’s Book of Celtic Prayers, Prayers from the Bible, and Who Laid the Cornerstone of the World.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2008

    Simple

    This is a great bed time story bible for young kids. My toddlers love it. The stories are short and concise but the core of the story is not jeopardized. It is a great book for teaching kids bible stories. I think it may be to simple for the 8 to 12 age bracket that they suggest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2005

    THE PERFECT BIBLE FOR CHILDREN!

    This is the the best Bible I have found! My daughter loves this book! I finally found a book that is easy for children to understand with beautiful and very colorful pictures.

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