- Hardcover: 143 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers; No Additional Listings Printed edition (December 1, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 084075289X
- ISBN-13: 978-0840752895
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #321,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jonah and the Worm Hardcover – December 1, 1983
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The story includes parallel tales of Jonah, known as the Worker (who disobeys God...with "fishy" consequences, as we know), and Little Worm (who obeys God). It's well-written, clever and engaging, and teaches many Biblical truths along the way. If you can get hold of a copy, buy it!
The illustrations are well-done and engage kids, without distracting from the text itself. Too often books for kids that talk of the Bible will only deal with the same hacked-out stories of Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David, Jesus, et. al. These are good stories, but the same ones appear to be continuously recycled, with little discussion of others present, or other truths in the old stories. If they hear about the Bible, children often grow up with certain ideas weeded out, that they "aren't ready to handle". Some parts of the Bible evidently need to be censored or in some way kids should not hear of truth. Missions is a large area that is not significantly covered for kids. Briscoe takes the idea of what might have been going on with the worm that appears in Ch. 4 of the book of Jonah. After all, God directs all things, does He not? If so, then what was he doing with that worm...
However, I am concerned about what age this is intended. There are several references to gory violence. "... splattering bloody bits of people onto the ground! ... Screams from their family and friends rang from the crowd. Blood was everywhere." (p.82) This is not an integral part of the story and wasn't needed. In fact, it seems very strange this reference would be in a Christian children's book. I wonder what she was thinking. I'm not planning on reading this to my daughter.
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This is one of the best children's stories ever written. I do not know of any other children's book with as much readily accessible theological teaching in it. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by R McGladdery
Jill Briscoe offers a unique perspective to a well-known biblical story. Read as a fictional narrative, Briscoe has represented the tale Jonah and the whale from the account of the... Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by Joshua Lee Henry
Ich bin sehr zufrieden mit diesem Anbieter. Der Kontakt war einfach und klar. Ware gut beschrieben. Die Lieferung war sehr schnell. Gern wieder. Danke.Published on September 4, 2011 by Frank