This beautifully illustrated Bible storybook retells fifty well-known Bible stories just for children ages four to eight. Each story ends with a “God’s Blessing,” “Faith to Grow,” and a prayer. And for extra fun and hands-on learning, you and your child can enjoy the activities section included at the end of the storybook. Features include: • 50 stories retold from Scripture • “God’s Blessing”: helps emphasize the key message from each Bible story • “Faith to Grow”: personalizes the story and ties it to the Catholic faith and traditions, and ends with a prayer • Four-color artwork throughout by Doris Ettlinger, artist of the Little House on the Prairie books • Fun crafts and activities
About the Author
La primera obra publicada por Laurie fue una nota que le paso a un nino de la escuela primaria. Cualquiera habria pensado que aquel momento tan embarazoso detendria alli mismo su carrera como escritora. Sin embargo, en lugar de suceder esto, Laurie ha escrito treinta y cinco libros y ha sido autora/ilustradora de dos mas. Laurie vive en la zona rural de Ohio con su esposo y sus dos hijas, y le encanta escribir rodeada de caballos, ganado, perros, gatos y cinco pavos.
Doris Ettlinger uses a traditional, realistic art style with a warm color palette. She has illustrated some of the Little House on the Prairie books for Harper Collins Publishers.
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Catholic Book of Bible Stories
By Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
ZondervanCopyright © 2010 Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
All right reserved.
Chapter OneNoah opened the window and sent out a raven to find dry land. The raven flew around and came back to the ark because it didn't find any. Then Noah sent out a dove. The dove came back, too. Noah waited seven days, and then he sent out another dove. The dove returned with an olive leaf in its beak!
"The land is almost dry!" Noah said.
God said, "You all may leave the ark now."
Noah and his family left the ark. Right away Noah built an altar so he could thank God and praise him. "Thank you, God, for saving us."
God was pleased with Noah and all he had done. "Never again will I destroy people and animals with a flood," he said. "As a sign of my promise, I will give you a rainbow. Go and enjoy this new world."
God saved Noah and the animals from the flood
Faith to Grow
Noah never questioned God. He obeyed God. Noah trusted God to take care of him. God provided a second chance for people and for the animals, too.
Thank you for showing your mercy on Noah and the animals, Lord, and to us still today. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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Table of Contents
|God's Wonderful Creation||8|
|Adam and Eve Disobey God||12|
|Noah's Faithful Journey||16|
|God's Promise to Abraham||20|
|God Remembers Joseph||24|
|God Watches Over Baby Moses||28|
|God Saves the Israelites||32|
|Crossing the Sea||36|
|God Provides Bread from Heaven||40|
|Rules to Live By||44|
|God Gives Samson Strength||48|
|The Lord Calls Samuel||52|
|David and Goliath||56|
|Solomon Asks for Wisdom||60|
|God Feeds Hungry Elijah||64|
|The Lord Is My Shepherd||68|
|God Knows Me||72|
|Isaiah the Prophet Brings Hope||80|
|God Keeps Daniel Safe||84|
|Jonah and the Big Fish||88|
|The Birth of Christ||96|
|The Wise Men Visit Jesus||100|
|Jesus in His Father's House||104|
|The Baptism of Jesus||108|
|Jesus Is Tempted||112|
|Jesus Calls His Disciples||116|
|The Faith of the Centurion||124|
|Jesus Feeds Five Thousand||132|
|"I Am the Bread of Life"||136|
|You Are the Son of God||140|
|The Lost and Found Sheep||144|
|To Forgive or Not to Forgive||148|
|The Good Samaritan||152|
|Jesus Teaches Us to Pray||156|
|Jesus Blesses the Children||160|
|The Last Supper||172|
|Peter Disowns Jesus||176|
|Jesus Is Crucified||180|
|He Has Risen||184|
|The Road to Emmaus||188|
|The Coming of the Holy Spirit||196|
|Living Christ's Way||200|
|John's Vision of Heaven||204|
|Let's Do This (special activity)||208|
|Let's Talk About This (special activity)||221|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is my son's first bible story book - I read one to him each night at bedtime. I originally borrowed it from our library, but it's so good, I'm getting a copy of our own. Each story is no more than 2 pages in length with beautiful illustrations -- no "comic" renditions of anyone. Each story is followed-up with a short recap of its main points and a related prayer. My son is just now being introduced to Catholicism. He loves the stories and enjoys talking about them throughout the week.
I bought this as a gift for my grandson's bapitism and his dad loved it!
My wife and I find this book an excellent introduction to the Bible. The artwork is excellent throughout the book and the print is easly readible. The reading level is about 1-2 grade level. However, I don't recomend it to kids under 7 as the ten plagues of Egypt could give kids nightmares.