In the Time of Noah
Before the Flood, there was a world dominated by giants, bloodthirsty and merciless. God was grieved. He would judge the world. But He would also save the world.
N.D. Wilson and Peter Bentley again unite to chronicle the history of Noah's obedience, from the building of the ark and the taming of the beasts, to the grounding at Ararat and the promise of the rainbow. Ages 4 and up.
Looking for Bible stories told from an early church perspective? This series originality struck me since it highlights Biblical elements and stories typically not included in childrens storybooks. For example, The Sword of Abram tells of Abram rescuing prisoners of war (Lot and other prisoners from Sodom) and the blessing from Melchizedek. In the Time of Noah (based on retellings from early church fathers such as Ambrose and Clement) relates Noahs faith and rescue, but additionally highlights the culture Noah lived in: its evil and the Nephilim. The Dragon and the Garden (similar to Miltons Paradise Lost) retells Adam and Eves Fall with a Medieval slant: the serpent is portrayed as a dragon. The artwork is stylized, with muted watercolors. Interesting pictorial elements may trigger family discussion: prehistoric creatures are shown in the garden; volcanic images are included in the flood. Designed as a storybook, these could also be read by your stronger young readers; font is large. 32 pp, paperback (except for The Sword of Abram which is hardcover). ~ Ruth