It is big and bright with lots of page-turning learning about the Word of God.
The Read and Share Bible is unique in its format and solid in Bible teaching. Packed with 200 stories that are simple re-tellings, the gigantic message of God's love and care is sure to win the hearts of little ones and give them a strong Bible foundation to guide their lives. With over 400 pieces of art, this Bible Storybook is highly interactive as it encourages Scripture Memory and reinforces comprehension with quick activities for you and your children.
Stories include Noah, David, Joseph, Abraham, Paul, and Christ as well as many other timeless Biblical characters and lessons.
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|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Gwen Ellis has been writing and editing all kinds of books for many years. Her Read and Share Bible and its ancillary products have sold more than 1.3 million units. Gwen is fierce in her endeavor to communicate the Word of God to kids, and she is the proud mother of two adult children and two wonderful grandchildren.
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Read and Share Bible Volume Two
More Than 200 Best-Loved Bible Stories
By Gwen Ellis
Thomas NelsonCopyright © 2010 Tommy Nelson, a Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Joseph's Dreams Genesis 37:1–8
Joseph had 11 brothers. His father was Jacob. He loved all his sons, but he loved Joseph best. Joseph liked to tell his brothers about his dreams. He said, in one dream, all 12 brothers had bundles of wheat.
Then he said 11 bundles bowed down to his bundle. Oooo! That made the older brothers mad. "You're not the king over us," they told him.
God had a plan for this family that no one could see yet. God has a plan for your family too.
Joseph's Coat Genesis 37:3, 12–20
Jacob gave Joseph a beautiful coat with long sleeves. This made his brothers jealous.
One day Jacob said, "Joseph, go check on your brothers." So off Joseph went. His brothers saw him coming. "Here comes the dreamer," they said. "Let's get rid of him." Watch out, Joseph!
Those brothers were up to no good. What would they do to Joseph?
Joseph Is Sold Genesis 37:21–28
The brothers hated Joseph. But one of them said, "Let's not hurt him. Let's just throw him down this well." He planned to rescue Joseph later. So they took off Joseph's coat and threw him in.
About that time, some men on camels rode by. "Hey," the brothers said, "let's sell him to be a slave." They sold their own brother.
What the brothers did was awful. What would happen next?
Joseph the Slave Genesis 39:1–6
Joseph was not alone. God was watching over him. Soon a rich man named Potiphar bought him to be his slave. Joseph worked and did great at everything Potiphar asked him to do.
So Potiphar put Joseph in charge of his whole house, and everyone had to do what Joseph said.
Even when things look bad, God is watching over His children. He's watching over you right now.
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Table of Contents
ContentsOld Testament Stories, 1,
The Promised Land,
Elijah and Elisha,
New Testament Stories, 144,
The Boy Jesus,
Jesus' Death and Resurrection,
The Holy Spirit Comes,
The Best Is Yet to Come,
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"Read and Share Bible" is a good bible story book for kids with bright and nice color illustrations. Children 6 or younger will need an adult read the story to them because some of words are difficult for them. "Read and Share Bible" is a hardcover book with 440 pages and all color illustrations on every page. It is a bargain for the listing price. Gang Chen, President, ArchiteG, Inc. AIA, LEED AP, Real Estate Broker (DRE# 01232392) Bestselling Author of books on LEED, Architecture and Landscape
Our family has a `thing¿ for Bble storybooks. With four children in the family eight and under, we have collected a number of Bible storybooks over the years as we seek to teach our children the major landmarks and meanings of God¿s Word. In the youngest years it has proven most fruitful to focus on people, places, and events ¿ the typical fare found in Bible storybooks. Children of the youngest ages ¿ toddlers through preschool ¿ need concrete facts to remember and latch onto as mental pegs for adding more detailed information and doctrine to in their later years.The Read and Share Bible from Thomas Nelson includes more than two hundred simple, two-page, brightly illustrated stories that have been simply retold by Gwen Ellis for little ones. Many of them are the common stories that you would expect to find included ¿ creation, the exodus from Egypt, Daniel and the lion¿s den, Jonah, Samson, many stories from the life of Christ, and many more. There are also quite a few unusual stories included ¿ losing the Ark of the Covenant, Gideon, Solomon judging between the two women and the baby, and more. All of the stories are presented in chronological order, and with Bible references and discussion questions included. The Table of Contents is excellent, with the stories listed by name, with the verse reference, and the page number. This is really great, particularly if you want to find an illustrated story to go along with your family¿s devotional readings from God¿s Word Itself. Sometimes the discussion questions go too deep for the intended age group ¿ asking `why¿ questions better left for older children with higher levels of thinking abilities. I skipped and modified quite a few of these as appropriate for my children and to avoid frustration.My three-year-old particularly loved this story Bible, and my five-year-old has also really enjoyed it. We read through it in its entirety together at bedtimes and they were always eager to hear more than one story. The Read and Share Bible is very gentle throughout and respectful of the deep emotional sensibilities of preschoolers. Jesus¿ death ¿ for instance ¿ is dealt with gently for small children ¿ the three crosses are shown at a distance. Though I¿m not too keen on Steve Smallman¿s illustrations (everyone has such big noses!) but I do appreciate that they are bright and kept my children fully engaged. This is a very solid first book of Bible stories for two through five-year-olds (I even had my eight-year-old asking to see pictures and joining in the discussions at bedtime). We have all enjoyed reading this Bible together!Reviewed at quiverfullfamily.com
I bought this when looking for a preschooler bible and although I liked the format of this bible somewhat I found it would be much more appropriate for an older child. It does have a nice area in each story to lead to discussion, but I don't find this really neccesary. Some of the stories were more graphic and detailed (albeit accurate depictions of bible stories) than I would like to teach to a young child.