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Egermeier's Bible Story Book Paperback – July 1, 2008
I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God
Through Bible stories, short devotions, and prayers, children discover the meaning of each name and how it relates to their lives. Hardcover
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There is just one major problem I run into over and over in it though: the author makes assumptions as to the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of the people and even of God, interpretations not present in the actual Bible. It's fine to discuss possible or likely thoughts, feelings, and intentions, but adding it amidst things otherwise faithfully paraphrased is confusing and awkward. I find myself needing to skip the sentences she does this in, sometimes catching it in the middle and stopping, or discussing it further with my son to clarify.
There aren't as many pictures as in many bible story books and it does take longer to get through each part than in others. The inclusion of so much more than the big children's Bible stories (you know, just covering Eden, Noah, David&Goliath, Daniel, Jonah, and similar condensing in the NT) is great though and hitting almost all the points of each story is excellent.
I would still recommend the book, but read aloud with caution. Take care with the interjections and interpretations, especially of what God intended to do or felt, as they're based on tradition and opinion not scripture.
I agree with the other reviews that I find myself hesitating as I read. The editors draw conclusions about texts. I believe it's ok to infer things from context, but if the Bible didn't say it, then don't mention how God 'feels'. I'd rather read the passage, ask my kids questions, then help them find the theme for themselves. Granted it's hard to get my kids inductively looking at scripture at age 3&5 BUT I think its good to make them think and start letting God help them interpret.
The next big issue is the artwork. My wife and I have purchased other Bibles for our children that have WAY more multiethnic images than this. A Blonde hair blue eye Jesus is a cultural lie from the pit of Hell in my opinion and is a hindrance to talking about Jesus to various cultures. We used this as part of our homeschool Sonlight curriculum and their other reading material is wonderfully multi class AND multi racial- So I was surprised at the Bible Choice.
That being said, the book is a great summation of most of the overarching themes/stories (you lose the minor prophets in the OT). I have been challenged when reading aloud to the kids. We'll see how the other Bibles assigned turn out, but I'm shopping
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The re-write of this book I originally read to my children in the 1960's has completely
garbled up the original spirit of the book. I am disgusted. Read more
THIS IS A GREAT BOOK WHICH i HAVE BEEN GIVING TO FAMILIES WHEN THEIR CHILDREN ARE BAPTIZED.Published 18 days ago by Ted W. Roeling, Sr
Beautifully done. Easy to read print and verbiage. The pictures are lovely. Sure to capture the attention of old and young alike.Published 20 days ago by Cora L. Bigger
Best children's bible! We have loved reading this as a family each night. This bible includes much more content than most little kids bibles (not just limited to the typical... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mom on the go
This is a well written Bible Story Book. My son and I use it every morning to start off our homeschool. The stories are very true to the bible and are just beautifully written. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ginette
This is a great Bible for my 5 year old son. We read it every night and it keeps him engaged.Published 3 months ago by David Carter
Solid Bible stories written so interesting that children and adults alike can have a hard time putting it down.Published 3 months ago by rachel gabler
I'm using these for 1st year Confirmation and they are working out well. The kids are learning and beginning to understand the Bible stories.Published 3 months ago by Steven P. King