Iva HothDavid C Cook / 1998 / HardcoverOur Price$17.494.5 out of 5 stars for The Picture Bible, Hardcover. View reviews of this product. 72 Reviews
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DMiles3 Stars Out Of 5July 10, 2007DMilesI'll agree that this is a really interesting story book. The pictures are great and I loved it as a kid. However, the stories have been re-told and some of them are not accurate at all and leave a lot of things out. Another Comic book Bible to consider is Thomas Nelson's Illustrated ICB. The illustrations are great and it's laid out just like the Picture Bible. The difference is that they use actual scripture so the stories are right from the Bible. They use the International Children's Bible translation and it's easy to read while still be a translation. That's my preference... check it out.
LinasvedbygraceNJAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Keeps my not so focused 11 year old boy focused!February 8, 2011LinasvedbygraceNJAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My son loves his bible! He's doesn't fancy reading much, so for him to love a book it has to be good.
I started off by telling him to read one story per day (so that I wouldn't turn him off to it right away) But the first day, he read like 10 stories! =)
The stories are short, but keep him interested. Roughly about two to three pages long.
I like that it gives "Did you know" comments after every couple of stories with interesting facts. For example, after reading Gods Wonderful Creation the Did You Know gave a cool fact, " A human child has about 200 bones which stop growing when he or she is 25 years old." COOL!!!!!! We homeschool, so that kind of info ROCKS! Not to mention he's getting really into his bible stories!
I would recommend this bible to anyone!
Lisa3 Stars Out Of 5not as biblically accurate as I had hopedMarch 19, 2015LisaI was pretty disappointed with this picture Bible, as it takes a few liberties with the Biblical accounts. I will read it to my kids once, then try another one. The pictures are nice, but it's not nearly as biblically accurate as other Bible story books we own.
tduckCoffeyville, KSAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5November 18, 2013tduckCoffeyville, KSAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great for kids and even for adults (comic book style). Gives a great overview, big picture/idea, of the Bible. Especially great for someone who has never read through the whole Bible. The Picture Bible is better for younger elementary readers. The Action Bible better for older kids-upper elementary & Jr. High. I remember growing up reading these Pix comic as a kid in Sunday school and I am so glad they now have it in book form for my kids to enjoy!
Estrelita1Westminster, ColoradoAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Have loved the Picture Bible for years!September 28, 2011Estrelita1Westminster, ColoradoAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I guess I was a teenager before the first Picture Bible was first put together. I can remember that, every week, everyone in our Sunday School class looked forward to receiving a four-page "booklet" which had Bible stories presented with colorful pictures in an easy-to-read comic-book style format. I was thrilled when all of those colorful stories were finally put together in book form. Although I have loved the Picture Bible for years, I was a bit disappointed with this particular edition. While the addition of an index, maps and brief introductions to many of the major events are nice - the section which I immediately missed was the section which explained how the Bible came to be translated into so many different languages. The first Picture Bible which I ever bought concluded with a history of how the Bible was preserved through the ages, the difficulty which developed when people wanted to read the Bible in their own language and the eventual triumph of those leaders who worked to make it possible for every man to be able to have his own Bible, which every man could read in his own language. Also, it seems that many of the pictures in some of the stories are not as detailed as they once were. And, on a number of pages, it seems like the colors are somewhat washed out - or faded. Also, once upon a time, the Picture Bible made mention of the fact that the inclusion of non-Israelite ancestors in the lineage of Jesus - such as Rahab, Ruth, and Tamar - was a foreshadowing of the Lord's plan to make the Gospel message of salvation by grace through faith available to people far beyond the Children of Israel. It seems to me that, since the Gospel of Matthew makes a point of including these ancestors in the lineage of Jesus, it would be helpful to give more attention to their stories when those stories occur in the Old Testament. While information about city gates and Biblical fashion is interesting, it seems to me that it would be more helpful if children could learn a brief history of the way in which the Bible was preserved over the centuries and was finally passed down to them in this century. Hopefully, future editions will give more attention to the stories of Rahab, Ruth, Tamar and Bathsheba - especially the part which they played in the Christmas story - and recover the history of the Bible's preservation throughout many centuries of history. But, all in all, these drawbacks are minor and I believe that the Picture Bible is still a delightful treasure and an inspired concept which I will be proud to hand down to my grandchildren.
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