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Children of God Storybook Bible Hardcover – August 14, 2010
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“The Children of God Storybook Bible is a wonderful way to introduce my young grandchildren to our Christian faith.” -- President Jimmy Carter, , President
Magnificently illustrated and beautifully written Scriptural wisdom from one of the church’s greatest heroes. This book is the one children’s book that every Christian family should own. This book will serve as the main devotional book for my children in the upcoming year. In Children of God, Bishop Tutu presents Biblical truths reflecting a much-needed global perspective. --Soong-Chan Rah Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism North Park Theological Seminary -- Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, , Professor
“Desmond Tutu speaks to children and their elders in an inspiring and beautiful retelling of many of the central stories of the Bible. The artwork is a strong partner to the stories, and supports the challenge of the prayer that closes each one.” -- Katharine Jefferts Schori, , Presiding Bishop and Primate
From the Back Cover
THE GIFT OF GOD'S LOVE FOR CHILDREN EVERYWHERE Desmond Tutu retells more than fifty of his most beloved stories, artfully highlighting God's desire for all people to love one another and to find peace and forgiveness in their hearts. Many of the finest artists from around the world have been selected to illustrate the stories. In an attempt to create the first truly global Bible for children, the artists have been invited to portray the stories with the style and richness of their own culture. Their stunning color illustrations allow readers to experience the Bible stories as if they were there---with Adam and Eve in the garden, with Noah on the ark, with Abraham in the desert, and with Jesus on the mountaintop. Every story shows how God works through history and ends with a short prayer, which personalizes the message for each reader's own life. Archbishop Tutu's wisdom, compassion, and sense of humor shine throughout, as he reminds us that 'We are all God's children.' Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice, and peace to his native country of South Africa. In 1986, he was elected Archbishop of Cape Town, the highest position in the Anglican Church in Southern Africa. Tutu is currently the Chair of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders who are working to promote the shared interests of humanity. In 2009 Tutu received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. He is known for his great love for children, as well as his powerful and profound understanding of the message of Jesus Christ. The Archbishop lives in South Africa with his wife, Leah. They have four children and seven grandchildren. 'In the spirit of celebrating children all over the world, each illustrator in this book has been invited to draw on their own unique and rich cultural heritage in their portrayal of these Biblical stories. Their art is truly a marvelous reflection of how we are all made in God's image.' --(Archbishop) Desmond Tutu
Top Customer Reviews
This Bible was provided to me from Zonderkidz for review purposes.
For those who do not care for some of the interpretation - Desmond Tutu is an Anglican and Anglican views on Biblical interpretation can be varied. Being a mix of Protestant and Roman Catholicism doctrine to various degrees based on culture does result in some interesting views. The Anglican Church of Southern Africa is considered by some to be very liberal (whatever liberal means - not really a fan of the liberal-conservative verbiage considering church history).
I am not going to say what I think is right or wrong about the book's interpretation. I recommend getting a copy and reading it before buying to see if it's right for your family considering the sensitive issue of Biblical interpretation. I do think this is compatible with a lot of mainline Protestant beliefs. Worth considering whatever church you attend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great art, human rights heroes retelling classic stories. What more could you want to share with your children?Published 16 hours ago by Paula M. Jackson
I bought this to read to my grandson. Can't wait till he is of age to understand it.Published 1 month ago by Tritty
This book offers a variety of stories from the Old and New Testament. It is used in our church's preschool program. Read morePublished 2 months ago by j c light
Short, engaging renditions of well known & beloved bible stories with the richness of the Archbishop's voice & captivating spontaneity in these stories as received by many as fact... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Were a child to have only one book, this might be the one. The text, authored by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is flowing but not overblown. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mayo Quin
One of very few children's books with wide appeal to diverse religious readers.Published 3 months ago by Tony W
Such great theology by Archbishop Tutu, he frames the scripture stories well. This book is a favorite in your household. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I gave this to a young boy after his baptism. It's a beautiful book!Published 4 months ago by Sara Ann Roberts
Great quality book with multicultural realistic representation and a great read for younger children.Published 4 months ago by Mommyoftwo