Great Stories of the Bible is a six book treasury of level 2 Adventure Bible I Can Read titles designed for newly independent readers and based on the Adventure Bible—the #1 Bible for kids!Read all about people in Bible times and their adventures in these well-known Bible stories.This 6-book bind-up includes:God’s Great Creation ISBN: 9780310732389Noah’s Voyage ISBN: 97803Great Stories of the Bible is a six book treasury of level 2 Adventure Bible I Can Read titles designed for newly independent readers and based on the Adventure Bible—the #1 Bible for kids!Read all about people in Bible times and their adventures in these well-known Bible stories.This 6-book bind-up includes:God’s Great Creation ISBN: 9780310732389Noah’s Voyage ISBN: 9780310746836Joseph the Dreamer ISBN: 9780310750840Moses Leads the People ISBN: 9780310732365Ruth and Naomi ISBN: 9780310746508Brave Queen Esther ISBN: 9780310746669...
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Great Stories of the Bible Reviews
Read it to my six-year old. I think he liked it. I just wanted to introduce some stories to the kid that had some meaning.
Great Stories of the Bible is a collection of six books in one from the Zonderkiz® Adventure Bible series with an “I Can Read!” level of 2 (reading with help). The stories include:(There is no table of contents, so I’ve included page numbers below. One may want to write them down on the first page for easy flipping.)God’s Great Creation (pp.2–33)Facing the Blazing Furnace (pp.34–65)Ruth and Naomi (pp.66–97)Miracles of Jesus (pp.98–129)A Father’s Love (pp.130–161)The Good Samaritan (pp.162–192)Each story is greatly simplified for children and ends with a page that includes some or all of the following: a verse, character profile(s), and a few sentences about the story or another verse. I’m certainly not opposed to paraphrasing, simplifying, and taking a bit of artist liberty in retelling Bible stories, but just with adults (i.e., Eugene Peterson’s popular translation The Message) there’s bound to be some potentially harmful storytelling. Consider the following example from The Good Samaritan: “After a long time, a third person passed by. This person was a Samaritan. Jews and Samaritans did not get along. The Samaritan saw the man lying in the dirt. He knew that the hurt man needed help. He forgot that Jews and Samaritans did not like each other” (182–183). I’m sure there are those who will disagree, but I think kids pick up on subtle messages like “the Samaritan only helped the Jew because he forgot they didn’t get along,” meaning it would have been okay to ignore or be mean to him if he had remembered. The point of the story is that the Samaritan helped despite his cultural stigma. Perhaps I’m not indicative of your typical American kid, but I would have definitely run with a poor understanding of that parable if I had read this.We need to be careful how we teach these stories to small children because they stick with them. I remember talking to a friend years ago—both of us missionaries and well educated—who still had flannel-graph (remember that?!) info and stories stuck in his head that didn’t jive with Scripture because it was engrained at an early and impressionable age. Some may say, “But isn’t reading Bible stories helpful and better than other books?” Well, I don’t think that’s a “yes or no” question when it comes to books like these, but if one is going to read these books with a child I recommend reading an actual Bible (not another paraphrase like The Message) and take the time to explain Scripture in a way the child can understand. Am I giving little kids too much credit? I don’t think so, though I obviously can’t speak for everyone’s children.As for the bulk of the book, the illustrations by David Miles are still a little too clean-cut and Caucasian for my liking, especially in an age where we’re becoming much more culturally sensitive and aware of those in Scripture. Kids, however, will probably like the chalky pastel drawings.*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
We have beginning readers in our family so we are always on the hunt for new easy to read books to encourage their newly acquired skills. The I Can Read! line from Zonderkidz has many great selections in the different reading levels. Right now we are on level 2 which is designed for developing readers that need a little bit of help.Great Stories of the Bible is a compilation of six I Can Read! books from the level 2 group. The six stories include: The creation story in Genesis. Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego winding up in the fiery furnace. The touching story of Ruth and Naomi. An introduction to some of the miracles that Jesus preformed during His earthly ministry. The story of the prodigal son. And finally the account of the good Samaritan. We have been using the Adventure Bible for Early Readers for our Bible time. Great Stories of the Bible uses the same art work so it is very familiar to our kids. I think that helps them commit to memory the content of the story. Another thing that I like about this book is that it gives my kids a beginning feel of chapter books. It makes me smile to see how excited they are to use a bookmark. I'm thrilled with the sense of accomplishment the kids get as they make their way through this book. They feel like they are reading a big kid book, but it is still at their reading level so they are also encouraged in their reading journey.I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Six easy-to-read I Can Read: Level 2 books all in one volume!Share the Great Stories of the Bible, with the young people in your life in a format that they can read for themselves. Watch them read for themselves the example's of God's perfect plan and providence, through Adam and Eve, Ruth and Naomi, and the power of faith as they read about The Blazing Furnace, The Miracles of Jesus, and the love we ought to show others in the parables of the Lost Son, and Good Samaritan.Bound in a durable hardcover volume, this is a book that is made with children in mind, it has brightly colored illustrations, that are a lovely complement, and very expressive. Overall, this is a wonderful value, and at the end of each story there is a section where it talks about what lessons we can take from each example, backed up by scripture. Definitely a wonderful tool for teaching and sharing with young children. Highly recommend this easy to read compilation. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."
About the Book:Great Stories of the Bible is a six book treasury of level 2 Adventure Bible I Can Read titles designed for newly independent readers and based on the Adventure Bible—the #1 Bible for kids!Read all about people in Bible times and their adventures in these well-known Bible stories.This 6-book bind-up includes:God’s Great Creation Noah’s Voyage Joseph the DreamerMoses Leads the People Ruth and Naomi Brave Queen Esther My Review: Adventure Bible is a great series to be involved in, they have several different type of book related products. The illustrations and the writing is brilliant and I know that as a family we really enjoy their products. This is a nifty nook. It contains 6 of their level 2 books, I have listed the titles above. So instead of all of them individually on our bookshelf we have them contained all in one book. My kiddos like these better and I have to say I do to, they take up less space for one and they have all six books available at their fingertips. Written for ages 4-8 early readers that need some help-Level 2.**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.
This 192 page hardcover book is perfect for ages 4-8 years of age. It's perfect for those beginner readers to read alone, or with a parent. The illustrations are beautifully done. Adventure Bible: Great Stories of the Bible includes 6 books in one. The stories you'll find in this book are:• God's Great Creation• Facing the Blazing Furnace• Ruth and Naomi• Miracles of Jesus• A Father's Love• The Good SamaritanAt the beginning of each story, you'll find a Bible verse. Then at the end of each story, there is a page where it has People in the Bible. For Ruth and Naomi, it talks more about Ruth and Naomi and then has a "Words to Treasure" section.**I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
The I Can Read stories by Adventure Bible are both accurate and beautiful ... and funny! You should see some of the pictures. The bit of humor adds to the story, but does not detract from the main point. They are, of course, short on details because they need to be told in few words, but they get the main details right. The hard cover and thick, glossy, colourful stories just beg to be opened and read. This is perfect for reading aloud to a 2 year old and up, and also for an early reader to practice with. Six Bible stories are included in this book.I received this book from Zondervan and BookLook for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own.