Read-Aloud Bible Stories, Volume 5  -     By: Ella K. Lindvall
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Moody Publishers / 2015 / Hardcover

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With bright illustrations and easily understandable text, this newest volume in the award-winning Read-Aloud Bible Stories series is sure to be at the top of your kids' "read it again" list! It's a beautiful way to teach children about sharing, helping one another, and trusting God. The action-packed accounts of the Foolish Farmer, the sheep that was lost, and more show your young ones how God cares about them and will help them when they face their own tough situations. This hardcover book has approximately 160 pages, and is recommended for ages 3 to 7.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0802412645
ISBN-13: 9780802412645
Ages: 2-5

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Publisher's Description

"Read to me!" is a popular request parents hear from their children. How better to fulfill this wish than to read a Bible storybook written and illustrated just for kids? 

The award-winning Read Aloud Bible Stories series has delighted children, parents, and teachers for decades. Written by Ella K. Lindvall and illustrated by Kent Puckett, these timeless stories of the Bible are retold in clear, simple language children will enjoy and understand. And parents will appreciate the care taken to simplify the stories without sacrificing any accuracy.

Perfect for reading aloud or for early readers themselves, Read Aloud Bible Stories are a great way to ingrain God's truth into your child's heart early on. Plus, the 'What Did You Learn?' page at the end of every story helps children understand how God's Word applies to them today.

Volume Five:
The Foolish Farmer
The Sheep That Was Lost
The People Helper Who Wouldn't Help
Two Men Who Talked to God
Two Men and Their Houses.

Author Bio

ELLA K. LINDVALL is a mother and former elementary school teacher. She spent 20 years teaching Kindergarten, first, and second grades in Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. Ella is a skilled children¿s editor and writer, and served until retirement as the managing editor for Moody Publishers. Among her many children¿s books are The Bible in Pictures for Toddlers and the acclaimed Read-Aloud Bible Stories series, the first volume of which is an ECPA Gold Medallion winner and C.S. Lewis Honor Book. Ella and her husband, Andrew, reside near Chicago, Illinois.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    In Response to Irish review
    July 29, 2016
    Ethan Knight
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I love these stories and read them almost nightly to my children. They are under the age of 3 and certainly don't understand everything in the stories, but they love the pictures and they know, learn, and love the characters. Biblically accurate. I was shocked when I saw how poor the reviews are of this book, first thinking "wow, what have i missed" and saw that the chief complaint is the use of "Once Upon a Time." The Parable of the Lost Sheep. The Parable of the Rich Fool. The Wise and Foolish Builders (Jesus is clearly telling the story illustratively). Those stories are where Jesus is telling a parable. A parable is a brief fictional narrative. It is absolutely appropriate and accurate for the author to say "One day Jesus told a story. This is what He said: Once upon a time.... "

    This series of books is a fantastic tool to teach the Bible to your children (and remind yourself) at a very young age, and when I read the negative reviews, I created an account on this site specifically to address these comments and advise other parents that this is a fantastic book. Highly recommend this book.
  2. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    Read-Aloud Bible Stories VOL 5
    July 7, 2015
    Irish
    Quality: 1
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I have loved this series and have enjoyed the first four books with my two daughters and now with my two granddaughters. When I saw that Volume 5 was going to be released, I immediately preordered it because I expected the same wonderful storytelling that was in Volumes 1-4. Unfortunately, Volume 5 was a HUGE disappointment. Out of the five stories in the book, three of them begin as follows: One day Jesus told a story. This is what He said: Once upon a time.... " Although it's easy to simply not read this part aloud, it was very shocking to see this in a book series that I have trusted, admired, and recommended. I simply do not understand the author's intent in using a phrase that is used in fairy tales!

    In addition, these stories are much too advanced in concepts for the young child to grasp. For example, I'm currently reading to an advanced highly verbal Jesus-focused 3 year old, but conveying the spiritual concept behind building your house on a rock versus the sand is simply beyond this age. This volume may be useful with older children, but the use of "once upon a time" by a Christian author just flat out disqualifies it for me.

    If this is simply a repackaging of a previous book by the author on the parables of Jesus (as reviewer number one has shared), then this is very deceptive marketing as it in no way fits with the other volumes.
  3. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    Old book printed with new title
    February 18, 2015
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    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 1
    If you have The Tell-Me Stories, Parables Jesus Told (out of print) by Ella K. Lindvall, this is the same book printed under a new title. I always get frustrated when I buy a "new" book by an author I like or in a series I like and find out it's really an old book with a new title. Makes sense to print it again with a new title. I just wish it was first thing in the book description.
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