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The Children's Bible by Golden Books

The Children's Bible (original 1965; edition 1999)

by Golden Books (Author), Jose Miralles (Illustrator)

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Title:The Children's Bible
Authors:Golden Books (Author)
Other authors:Jose Miralles (Illustrator)
Info:Golden Inspirational (1999), Edition: Reissue, 512 pages
Tags:_Bible-Related, From:KayHowell

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The Golden Children's Bible by Rev. Joseph A. Grispino (Editor) (1965)



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  UCV-RE | Apr 26, 2015 |
An Illustrated children's Bible.
  Rubislaw | Aug 23, 2013 |
Wonderful edition, a must. The artwork is very well done which is important considering that most probably, the pictures will stay in your child's mind way into adulthood. For study purposes, I'd prefer an ESV translation to the simplified language we find here, but this translation is very suitable to familiarize a child with the "stories". ( )
1 vote AnneDenney | Feb 11, 2011 |
  OwenGriffiths | Apr 18, 2008 |
This Bible is attractive for use with children mainly in terms of two things: its use of illustrations, and its organisation of Scripture into chronologically-progressing stories (so, for example, Gospel stories are combined rather than repeated, and Old Testament prophecies are interwoven with excerpts from Chronicles and Kings). The illustrations are especially nice in cases where they make tangible concepts that are foreign to the modern reader, such as showing what a priest's vestments would look like in Exodus. Maps are also interspersed throughout the book, though they are sometimes hard to follow, as in the case of Paul's missionary journeys where he makes a circular voyage returning to cities he has visited before, but no starting point or directional arrows are given. However, there are several points of weakness that make this book less than desirable. First, though it is commendable that the editors try to keep the language close to traditional translations rather than providing a paraphrase, this does little to render the book more suitable for children's reading than any regular Bible. I do not imagine that most children would be able to read this book and comprehend it on their own until at least seven or eight years old. However, the editors seem to regard it as a children's "Bible storybook" that parents might read to their children as bedtime stories, and they make it fit this paradigm by omitting substantial portions of Scripture. Some difficult passages are simply sanitised; thus, for example, Rachel's explanation to her father about why she can not stand when sitting on his household idols is simply that she is tired, and other accounts, particularly of adultery and murder, are similarly minimised or deleted entirely. In other cases, passages are just left out. While this may seem permissible in the cases of Old Testament genealogies, it becomes particularly questionable in the New Testament, where most of the epistles are reduced to a few Proverbs-like paragraphs of a few quotable lines. If parents are looking simply for Bible stories to tell young children before bedtime, rather than a complete Bible children can read on their own, they should opt for something with simpler language. However, if parents are looking for a book that presents the full Bible in an accessible way for young readers, this is not it. As a final aside, some readers may also be bothered by Jesus' depiction with blonde hair and blue eyes. ( )
3 vote quaintlittlehead | Jan 28, 2008 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Grispino, Rev. Joseph A.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGuire, Professor Anne M.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miralles, Jose (Illustrator)Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Terrien, Dr. SamuelEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wice, Rabbi David H.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Presents the King James version of the Bible with pronunciation symbols, colorful illustrations, and a dictionary of words with a concordance to where the terms are found.

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