The Golden Children's Bible: The Old Testament and the New Testament

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The world's greatest book, beautifully illustrated and written in a clear, simple style for children, has been approved by an editorial board consisting of leaders from the Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish faiths.
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Overview

The world's greatest book, beautifully illustrated and written in a clear, simple style for children, has been approved by an editorial board consisting of leaders from the Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish faiths.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
In an introduction the publishers explain the construction of this adaptation of the Bible into six parts: four in the Old Testament and two in the New Testament. They share insight such as "there is a divine plan in history and a purpose in human life." It is stated that since the four Gospels "contain one message, they are here combined as a single story." There is an extensive table of contents. Other helpful historical notes are scattered throughout. Although the picture on the cover shows Jesus with brown hair, the same picture and others within show Jesus as a blond. A few Psalms are included which use "thee" and "thou." Other language draws upon vocabulary from the King James version—for example, Jesus' words to the invalid at the pool: "Behold, you are well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come to you." When Jonathan gives David a sign that his life is in danger from Saul: "Jonathan cried out to the lad and said: 'Is not the arrow beyond you?' And again he cried: 'Make haste, do not delay!'" Children may be put off by the dated illustrations and vocabulary.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307165206
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/25/2006
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 61,762
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.74 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 1.41 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2005

    Truly a classic!

    My parents gave me this book for Christmas when I was about 5 yrs old, in the late 70's and I LOVED it! The pictures are so detailed and realistic, almost like works of art - they really make an impression on a child and capture their imagination. It's much better than the typical 'cartoonish' type Bible characters you see pictured in most children's Bible books today. To this day, I still associate certain Bible stories with some of the pictures from this book, i.e. the Flood & Noah's ark is one of my favorites. Also, I like that the stories are accurate and true to the Scriptures, and have not been twisted to promote any particular viewpoint or religion. Unfortunately, my copy of the book got lost somehow over the years. And now that my 5yr old son is interested in books and Bible stories in particular, I began searching for this book online. I didn't know what the title was or even who published it, but with a little research, I was thrilled to find it was still in print and still popular. My son LOVES all the pictures and will spend up to an hour at a time engrossed in the book - he even takes it to church, and all the other kids gather around to pore over the pages. He's had the book for about 6 months now and still never tires of it. And much to my surprise, even my 2 yr old son requests this book for storytime in the evenings (although I edit quite a bit of the stories down to fit his attention span). So I would definitely recommend this book for children of all ages (and even a few adults! - Hey, I'm 31 and I still enjoy looking at the pictures! ha) I have even started giving it as a baby gift for expectant parents.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    A MOST VALUABLE TOOL FOR ALL SEEKING TRUTH

    THIS BIBLE IS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND BREAKS DOWN KEY STORIES IN THE BIBLE SO THAT THEY ARE EASILY UNDERSTOOD BY YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO INTRODUCE THE WORD OF THE LIVING GOD TO ANYONE THAT IS UNFAMILIAR WITH SCRIPTURE AND THE GREAT STORIES OF THE BIBLE THIS IS A MUST HAVE BOOK FOR ALL PARENTS AND TEACHERS

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2009

    My child loves this Bible

    My 9 year old daughter received many gifts for Christmas but her favorite by far was this Bible. She reads it all the time. She says the stories are interesting. This Bible also promotes spiritual discussions. Since my daughter loved her Bible so much, I purchased another one for my niece for her 8th birthday and the response was the same.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    The Golden Children's Bible

    Even though our family bought this book for a friend's daughter, we all took turns reading some of it before we gave it to her as a present. It was very entertaining to all of us!! It is an excellent first bible for children in the 7 to 14 age group

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2003

    I read it as a child

    I received this book as a child myself in the '70s. Although I didn't read too much as a kid, I did read this book. I still remember reading about Sampson several times over... The book is pretty much set up as the Bible, chronologically. It had great pictures and most of the stories were short enough that I didn't get overwhelmed. The Bible has many stories to teach children. Its a great way to get children to start understanding what God is saying in the Bible.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2003

    BIBLE School

    This book was selected as the text for our church Bible School. The children, teachers, and parents alike love the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2003

    Wonderful Bible for Children

    I received this book from my God-parents when I was very young. It has wonderful pictures, and the readings are very close to a translation, without all the reading which is unnecessary for children so that it flows well, and is easily grasped.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2013

    I love this book. I learned how to read from this book when I wa

    I love this book. I learned how to read from this book when I was 3 or 4 and I've been looking for an original to give to my daughter for her third birthday.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    Perfect Introduction to the Scriptures for your little ones!

    In 1984 I made my First Communion. A family friend collectively gave me an earlier version of this book as a gift, which I kept with me for more than 20 years until it was ruined by time. Last year I found this exact same version and I purchased it, only to have it lost when I moved. I will be buying it again soon, and THIS time I'll have it under lock and key in my library. EXCELLENT book! If you want your little ones to get to know the Bible, this is the perfect book for them! The artwork is epic, akin to anything you'll find in The Louvre.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2009

    Great Beginning

    This book is a great way to start introducing young children to Bible stories. The illustrations are beautiful, not that new computer style but those traditional paintings. I enjoyed reading through it, and even not use it for toddlers.

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  • Posted April 26, 2014

    I received this Bible when I was baby in 1986. It was my very fi

    I received this Bible when I was baby in 1986. It was my very first and favorite Bible of all time. My mother used to read it to me during bedtime upon my request until I was old enough to read it myself. I still have my original copy and plan to pass it down to my first born when I'm blessed with children. I searched for this Bible to buy for my god daughters and other family members as there aren't any children's Bible that are as detailed as this one. I'm so happy that this Bible is still circulating over 20 years later. I definitely recommend it. This Bible is responsible for teaching me about God at a very young age.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

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    Wonderful!

    I remember reading many of the Golden Books Bible stories as a child growing up, so I am excited to be able to share these stories with my grandchild.

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