Monday, August 19, 2013

Blog Tour and Review: The Candle Classic Bible

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

My Comments:
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+

1 comment:

  1. Curious - what made you give it a B+ and not an A? Am on a hunt for a bible for our 2yr old son.


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