The Children’s Illustrated Bible, is a collection of Old and New Testament stories retold by Selina Hastings for young readers. Illustrator Eric Thomas brings to life the places and people that are central to telling the stories.
Lots of background information is included, that gives historical and geographical insights. With maps and colorful photographs, it is easy to learn more about locations for places such as Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments and the sea of Galilee where Jesus performed many miracles.
Full of detailed photographs and drawings the details of the Bible come to life. With details such as life in the Middle East in biblical times or the type of wood that might have been used in the Ark, children will delve into the Bible stories on a new level.
Listen to what one teacher has to say about The Children’s Illustrated Bible.
“My students, ages 5-9, are harsh critics. When something isn’t real, or interesting, or meaningful, they simply turn off. Too many of the standard cut, color and paste exercises last five minutes with them. But when I pull this book out to read the wonderful stories of Noah, Moses, the Flight from Egypt, Jesus calming the sea, and so forth – the kids listen with mouths agape. They strain their necks to see the beautiful illustrations and pictures.
This Bible is an excellent gift for god-children, for nieces and nephews, for your kids. Even if you are not religious, your kids will benefit deeply from hearing and reading the wonderful tales of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and step up their cultural literacy significantly.”
We love our copy of The Children’s Illustrated Bible. Hope you pick up one for your library today.
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.