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Number of Pages: 288
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 10.88 X 8.50 (inches)
Series: The Story
The Story: Getting to the Heart of God's Story - DVDRandy Frazee, Max LucadoZondervan / 2011 / DVD$20.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews Video
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Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuous Story of God and His People, Audio CDZondervan / 2011 / Compact disc$22.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews Video
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With sweeping brush strokes, God painted his creation across the emptiness. Let there be light, he called into the darkness, and a sweep of brightness blazed across the blank canvas. The Story for Children isnt just another collection of Bible storiesits The Storythe big picture of Gods enormous love for his children! Presented by bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado with Randy Frazee and Karen Hill, these 48 pivotal stories show how God has a great and grand and glorious vision, beginning with Creation and ending with the promise that Jesus is coming again. Each story is personalized with Gods Message and accompanied by vibrant illustrations from accomplished artist Fausto Bianchi that help bring the Bible to life for readers young and old.
With more than 125 million products in print, Max Lucado is America's bestselling inspirational author. He serves the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy.
Randy Frazee is the senior minister at Oak Hills Church, one of the largest churches in America, leading alongside author and pastor Max Lucado. A leader and innovator in spiritual formation and biblical community, Randy is the architect of The Story church engagement campaign. He is also the author of The Heart of the Story, The Connecting Church 2.0, and The Christian Life Profile Assessment. He and his wife, Rozanne, live in San Antonio, Texas.
<P>Karen Davis Hill delights in writing for children and has written 25 books.  She’s also served as Max Lucado’s executive editor since 1992.  Karen and her husband, Art, are the parents of two daughters and a son.  They live in San Antonio, Texas.</P> Fausto Bianchi was born on Lake Como and now lives and works in Varese, Italy. He lives with his wife, child, and a dog and cat. Fausto has done illustrations for several Italian publishing houses and advertising agencies. He especially enjoys working with watercolors and has begun to use digital formats to create the same watercolor effects. He uses this technique for the illustrations in St. Francis and the Nativity.
Seeker2 Stars Out Of 5The Story for ChildrenMarch 23, 2017SeekerQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 1We were initially drawn to this because of the multi-ethnicity illustrations, which can be difficult to find in a Bible. However parts of the book seemed to be oversimplified to the point of wandering from the scriptural account. For example: the story of Joseph goes from being mistreated by his brothers to next "daydreaming" in his cell; David's story seems to be only about David and Goliath, and David and Bathsheba, it does not paint a picture of "a man after God's own heart."
We found "The Story for Kids, NIrV" (same collection) to be a better option. It gives a more complete picture while still being sensitive. It still shows David's sin, however, it is in the larger context of His life in relationship with God, and includes his Psalm of repentance and begging forgiveness. Also, the pictures are much more modest than in the younger version.
The two parts we did appreciate from the picture book, The Story for Children, were Pentacost (showing people from every cultural background becoming true family) and Esther ( modest, and skips the details of the harem). However, overall we would recommend the novel format "the Story for Kids NIrV" instead for children 6 and up
JulesCharlotte, NCAge: 55-65Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5The Story for ChildrenSeptember 3, 2015JulesCharlotte, NCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 1It doesn't matter how beautifully illustrated a book is--and this one is. But if the contents do not convey the entire message biblically, this is not the way to get Scripture. This may be the only 'Scripture' some people ever get. Be careful!
Jacquelyn Virgil5 Stars Out Of 5Absolutely Beautiful !!March 18, 2015Jacquelyn VirgilQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love the illustrations and the text is appropriate for my 3 and 4 year old preschool children. Adults benefit also; especially new believers. I ordered one for each of my students to take home.
Pat4 Stars Out Of 5The Story for Chlldren: A Storybook BibleOctober 24, 2014PatOur church is using The Story as a study for Sunday School. I teach kindergarten class and the material is wonderful. The Bible for children is so beautiful. The illustrations are so nice and the story is in complete simple words. Very nice.
Fitzysmom5 Stars Out Of 5Review from Rambles of a SAHMAugust 27, 2014FitzysmomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It is always a delight to come across a resource that is far above the other offerings in that same category. The Story For Children is in that class. The book is downright hefty simply because it is packed so full of God's messages to His people.
Max Lucado, Randy Frazee, and Karen Davis Hill, have put together a publication that will aid you in teaching your child about the major themes of the Bible. They have chosen forty-eight of the pivotal stories from Scripture. Each chapter unveils an important truth. It is told in the iconic Lucado style, with words that paint pictures and bring about understanding to even the youngest reader or listener. I particularly like how at the end of each segment is a portion called God's Message. It is designed to show the reader that the story that was just covered has everything to do with our modern day lives.
I must also comment on the artwork. The visions that Fausto Bianchi has put together are stunningly beautiful. They compliment the storyline so well by bringing the central truth being depicted to life.
If you are looking for a new book to read and teach your children about the timeless message of the Bible, you really shouldn't pass this one up. It would make a great addition to any home and can be enjoyed by the entire family.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Q: Is there a Spanish version of The Story picture book bible for 2-5 year's old age group?
The only Spanish version (CBD stock number WW752939) is for 4 to 8 year olds.
Q: What is appropriate age range for this book?
4-8 year olds.
This is appropriate for 4 to 8 year olds.