First Christians: The Acts of the Apostles for Children

First Christians: The Acts of the Apostles for Children

by Marigold Hunt


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781928832324
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Pages: 167
Sales rank: 887,748
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

1.How Our Church Began15
2.The First Adventurers27
3.The First Persecution37
5.Peter's Vision59
6.Saul's First Great Journey75
7.The Council of Jerusalem89
8.The Second Great Journey Begins99
9.Paul Goes On Alone111
10.The Riot in Ephesus123
11.Paul's Arrest in Jerusalem135
12.Paul Goes to Rome155
Biographical Note167

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First Christians: The Acts of the Apostles for Children 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Reason for Reading: Acts is always a little confusing for children to grasp, so I thought a storybook retelling would offer a greater understanding of the book of The Acts of the Apostles before I next begin reading ds the actual New Testament. We begin each homeschool day with time for God, mostly with me reading aloud from books such as this.This book is fantastic! First of all, changes to the original 1939 edition are minimal. Illustrations have been added which match the tone of the text wonderfully. The text itself was only altered with "minor editorial revisions". From prior experience with this publisher and having read the text, I'm quite confident that "revision" would have consisted of removing colloquialisms, and other such language a 1939 audience would have appreciated but a 21st century one not so much. The book feels as if it was written some time ago and yet doesn't feel outdated or juvenile at all. The book can be read by or to children of all ages but the material can be rather deep and I think 10-13 are probably the most targeted audience. That is not to say teens and adults won't enjoy the book, just remember it is being written to a child.While Marigold Hunt retells the stories of the Acts of the Apostles she also adds her own narration explaining the hows and whys of what was going on. The big deal here is that the Apostles were trying to spread the Good News to the world as they knew it, while at the same time trying to get Jews (and often themselves) to understand that Jesus, and thus Christianity, was not reserved only for Jews who followed the Old Laws but for Jew & Gentile alike, that the Old Laws didn't matter to a new non-Jewish Christian, the New Way (which included many of the old laws but really only a fraction) was all that was required of a Christian, Jew or Gentile. This was an awkward period of history and a difficult time to preach in. Ms. Hunt keeps this social commentary in our minds as she relates the 28 chapters of the Acts of Apostles. My son has grown richly in his faith. I credit this book with a part in that. He has started retelling these events to me as examples in life and for myself I will say that the Introduction alone gave me greater insight into the social world the Apostles lived in and I read The Acts with new eyes now with a deeper understanding. Highly recommended!