Story Bible (Hardcover)
Never before in our nearly 150 years of publishing have we produced a Bible for children as rich and feature filled as The Story Bible. This treasure will be a great help to pastors, teachers, parents and grandparents as they, like the faithful mother and grandmother of St. Timothy, lead the little ones to understand the Sacred Scriptures.
Throughout this Bible, high quality realistic art from our Growing in Christ series is used to fully engage the reader, rather than using cartoon artwork that might suggest to children that the Bible stories are pretend rather than real.
Our intent was to keep the focus on Christ by presenting stories with Old Testament prophecies about Christ so we could present one story for all of Scripture - God's gift of the Savior. Instead of paraphrasing each story, they were drawn directly from the Bible while adjusting them for student readability.
Many stories from the latter part of the Old Testament have been included so that children may begin to build an understanding of the sequence of biblical history. There is also a user's guide included to explain how to use this Bible with children at different stages of development and reading levels.
Other unique features included in this Bible are discussion questions, learning activities, and prayers. These bring each story to life, making a meaningful and lasting impression on children from ages 3 to 8.
Whether for at-home use, in preschools, or as part of a congregation-wide children's ministry, this Bible will make a lasting impact.
130 Bible stories drawn directly from the Bible
Focus on Christ with Old Testament prophecies included
Highlights challenging words
Beautiful life-like illustrations
Large readable text (14 point type)
Large 9 x 10 format, lies flat
User's guide for different age levels
Weekly studies in the Christian Studies Enrichment Guide are based on The Story Bible and provide a way to go systematically through the Bible at a young age. Kindergarten study is Creation to the death of Moses (with a break to observe the birth of Christ at Christmas and the Resurrection during Easter.) First Grade continues the study with Joshua through the end of the Old Testament. Second grade covers the New Testament. The Enrichment Guide provides a short list of vocabulary words (with definitions) plus discussion questions (with answers) for each story. Go over the vocabulary words before reading each story and follow up with talking through the questions. There is one study per week for grades K-2 in this guide. 127 pgs, pb. ~ Janice