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Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: Lion Childrens
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 10.25 X 8.75 (inches)|
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children's titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including The First Easter, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers, and My Very Own Bible. Steve Noon illustrated the award-winning A Street Through Time.
Tanya Denniswww.CCBReview.blogspot.comAge: 35-44Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5February 21, 2013Tanya Denniswww.CCBReview.blogspot.comAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1Formatted similar to encyclopedias, this book seeks to teach and show readers the Bible in historical and cultural context. Readers will be drawn in by the full-page, full-color illustrations and the abundance of diagrams, maps and photographs. Presented in chronological fashion, this book covers select topics from Creation through to Christianity in the Roman Empire.
This is a high quality book with great potential, but the content falls far short of my expectations and standards for Christian books. While my kids (ages 7 and 8) enjoy the illustrations and diagrams, the tone promotes skepticism and doubt. Rather than presenting the Bible as the inerrant Word of God, this book portrays it as a mere collection of stories -- fictitious tales, myths and traditions. That's fine, if you don't believe the Bible to be true, but unacceptable to me and for my family.
In addition to the condescending tone, I take issue with some of the content. Even possessing a Bachelor of Science in Bible, I have never seen some of the things presented in this book. This is not to say that they're wrong, only that elements of the content are not commonly accepted by mainstream Christianity.