About the Book:
A Bible story for every day—365 of the best-loved Bible stories fully illustrated in a classic style will become favorites for children and parents alike, with each story divided into easy-to-read sections with the day, heading, and Scripture reference. Children are encouraged to spend family time together reading a new story each day.
Old Testament: From the Story of Creation to Isaac, from Joseph to Ruth, from Job to David, from Elisha to the Prophets.
New Testament: From John the Baptist to the story of Jesus, to the story of the Apostles, to John’s Vision of Heaven.
Unique Selling Points
• Strong traditional art style
• Ideal gift for the older child
• Encourages Bible reading every day
As a Catholic, when I look at a non-Catholic children's Bible story book I want to know two things: 1) does it teach anything I consider false and 2) does it contain what I consider to be the important stories. The Candle Classic Bible basically just retells the stories; there is no "and the lesson we should learn from this is..." thus I did not find anything I considered to be false. Regarding the stories told, I usually look for the wedding at Cana, to see if Mary is mentioned, and she was; Peter's affirmation of faith and being given the keys to the kingdom-- the story is told but the keys to the kingdom was skipped and the last supper/institution of the Eucharist, which was there.
As noted in the description, there are 365 stories from both the Old and New Testaments. A Scripture citation is given for each one. The stories themselves are just a few paragraphs long--shorter than the average bedtime story. This isn't a particular translation of the Bible, it is a retelling of the stories.
It is a pretty book on nice glossy paper with color illustrations on each two-page spread. It comes with a ribbon bookmark in the binding. I think it is a good Bible for the "tween" years, about 9-12 when they are too old for many children's Bibles but overwhelmed by the size and small print in real Bibles.
I'd like the thank the publisher for providing a review copy. Grade: B+