The Children of God Storybook Bible

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The Children of God Storybook Bible

About this Bible Story Book

The Children of God Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition is a collection of beloved Bible stories retold by Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu that highlights God’s desire for all people to love one another and to find peace and forgiveness in their hearts. This very special edition includes the book and two enhanced audio CDs of all of the stories narrated by Desmond Tutu.

Description:
Desmond Tutu retells more than fifty of his most beloved Bible stories, artfully highlighting God’s desire for all people to love one another and to find peace and forgiveness in their hearts. Many of the finest artists from around the world have been selected to illustrate the stories. In an attempt to create the first truly global Bible for children, the artists have been invited to portray the stories with the style and richness of their own culture. Their stunning color illustrations allow readers to experience the Bible stories as if they were there—with Adam and Eve in the garden, with Noah on the ark, with Abraham in the desert, and with Jesus on the mountaintop. Every story shows how God works through history and ends with a short prayer. The Children of God Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition includes the book and two enhanced audio CDs narrated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu packaged in a slipcase box.

His words and voice convey his wisdom, compassion, and sense of humor, as he reminds us that “We are all God’s children.”

Book & Bible Cover Size: Large
Page Count: 128
Available: September 2011
United States, Canada & Phillipines
Publisher: Zonderkidz

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My Thoughts

Children of God Storybook Bible by: Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Deluxe Addition Includes Complete Book on Audio CD’s

This Storybook Bible covers most of the stories we read to our children. It is beautifully illustrated with details that will capture the interest of young readers. A couple of pictures I didn’t really think went with the others…but I will touch on that later.

Most of the stories were really good, teaching children the Biblical accounts of the situations in the Bible and teaching the characters to them. The pictures are so detailed that a small child can read the book just from the pictures, and I love books that are so detailed in illustrations.

About the illustrations.  The Last Supper and one other seems grown-up for the book. They are so different from the other children’s pictures. They are beautiful, but just don’t fit well with the other illustrations. And I don’t think a child can grasp what those pictures mean like he or she might the child like illustrations.

With the Bible stories, It says that Jesus realized that God was His father while at the temple, but I don’t recall in the Bible where it states that Jesus didn’t know who His real Father was. And In the Beatitudes story, Jesus is talking about blessings. Going to church all of my life, I’ve never heard the Beatitudes talked about as Happiness. Though Blessings bring us Peace, there is a big difference in Blessings and Happiness.

I also agree with another reviewer on statements about the Bible the author made. I’ve also always been taught that every word in the Bible is Breathed by God, (2 Timothy 3:16) so why wouldn’t it not all be good to follow? But to be fair, the author could not mean it just the way it was said. I would really like to hear his explanation of the statement he made.

Overall, I will use this to read stories to my young niece, but will correct those things I feel that are not correct. And as far as recommending this book, well that is up to you. Check out the reviews, the website of the book and the author and see what you think. Plus, this Deluxe addition of this book is that is also has 2 CD’s with the complete book recorded.

This book was provide by Zondervan to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55

 

 

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