Bible for Children (Hardcover)
Besides marvelous stories to rival any edge-of the-seat movie, there are paraphrases of popular psalms and Old Testament words of wisdom and prophecy. The handsome pictures and the decorated borders employ a rich palette of colors and patterns, giving The Bible for Children a contemporary look.” --Booklist A classic treasure that vividly captures the eternal theme of God’s unending love and the many people and occasions that fill the Old and New Testaments. The Bible for Children contains more than 200 Bible stories, suitable for anyone of Christian faith and told by one of the foremost Bible storytellers. Everything is here, from greed, deception, and hate, to love, miracles, and redemption. Above all, the Bible is a love story: the moving tale of God's love for the world in all its wonder and brokenness. The stories comprehensively cover key themes of the Bible; the stories are reliable and faithful to the meaning and spirit of the original Scripture. The imaginative style reflects the variety of the biblical textriveting stories, reporting, poetry, history, letters. Murray Watts combines his knowledge and love of the Bible with skillful storytelling to introduce readers to the drama and mystery of this great book. His evocative and engaging retellings unfold the sweep of Bible history in words and phrases everyone can understand and enjoy. The Bible for Children is a visual delight, filled with inclusive illustrations that add meaning to the stories. The rich color, 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.
About the Author
Murray Watts is one of the UK's foremost retellers of the Bible. He combines expert Bible knowledge with skillful storytelling to create a compelling text that speaks to children today. He studied English literature, art history, and theology, and began his career as a playwright. He has written scripts for theater, TV, radio, and film. Helen Cann is the illustrator of more than 30 books. Based in the UK, her training is in fine art and illustration. She has specialized in illustrating children's books. Her work has been widely exhibited and can be found in private collections in Europe and the United States.