Full of drama and wonder, these retellings of favorite Bible stories will fire a child's imagination about the people of the Bible and the God who worked in their lives. From Adam and Eve, Moses, Little Samuel, and mighty Samson to Peter, the ten lepers, and the Samaritan woman, these stories explore the very human characters who are transformed by their extraordinary encounters with a mighty God. Dramatic, full-color paintings bring rich visual imagery to each story in this book that the whole family will enjoy and cherish. Ages 8 and up.
Full of drama and wonder, these fresh retellings of 25 favorite Bible stories will fire children's imaginations about the people of the Bible and the God who worked in their lives. Full-color illustrations give rich visual imagery to each story.
Schmidt gives a dramatic spin to some classic Bible stories in this engaging
collection. Brief retellings range from well-known characters (Eve wonders if
she should taste the fruit offered by the serpent; Noah considers giving up
hope of ever finding dry land) to ancillary players who step into starring
roles. These new twists on age-old tales will spark the imaginations of younger
readers, but they also contain an edgy attitude that may appeal to older kids.
Without showing disrespect, Schmidt presents fully realized figures who possess
human emotions and faults. Each of the 25 stories ends with a notation
referring to specific passages in the Bible. Nolan's spot illustrations open
each story, and several full-page watercolor paintings are interspersed
throughout the book, integrating period dress and sweeping landscapes. A
supplement to the traditional texts, this compilation will prove a fresh
addition to many family libraries. Ages 7-up. (Aug.)