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The Child’s Story Bible

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Weight 2.7 lbs
Dimensions 8.75 × 5.6 × 2 in
binding

Cloth-bound

Format

Book

isbn

9781848719422

Original Pub Date

1935

page-count

832

scripture

Whole Bible

Banner Pub Date

May 14, 2021

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‘Time and again over the years The Child’s Story Bible provided the timeline for our family worship. The flow of biblical history outlined by Catherine Vos with the biblical narrative gave our children an understanding of the history of God’s redemptive purposes. The stories of David and Goliath, Daniel and the lion’s den, Joshua and Caleb spying out the Promised Land, these and more, were no longer disconnected Sunday School lessons but part of the history of God’s people. Our sons and daughters began to know they were the latest in a long line of saints in whose lives the God of history was working out his saving purposes.’ — JOAN KINGSWOOD

‘We used The Child’s Story Bible as part of our family worship with our three adopted Ugandan boys while we lived in Africa. The Bible stories were very simple to understand especially since the boys were learning English at the time and we found them to be the most faithful to the biblical narratives. I only wish I had known of them when my older children were young!’ — KATHLEEN CURTO

‘Many decades ago I got a solid biblical grounding from my mother reading me The Child’s Story Bible. This foundation has served me well as an active Christian. Because of it I have better biblical knowledge than many of my peers. (And my mother was not particularly religious—an older friend of hers gave us the book.)’ — REBECCA GALLOWAY

‘I like the battles in this book and how God wins them. It’s fantastic!’ — GEORGE (aged 6)

The Child’s Story Bible is the best summary of the Bible in story form anywhere available.’– WILLIAM C. CULBERTSON (Moody Bible Institute)

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Catherine Vos’ Child’s Story Bible combines qualities which are not generally found together: she appeals to the interest and imagination of children without sacrificing fidelity to the text of Scripture; she uses the stories to impress great doctrinal truths, uniting the element of enjoyment with instruction; and she takes the sombre warning passages of the word of God as well as those which call for admiration and trust in the Saviour around whom children once gathered upon earth.

Suitable to be read to children aged 3+, and read by children aged 7+ by themselves.

Also suitable for all adults who wish to refresh themselves of the overarching narrative of the biblical story.

This edition includes 26 colour illustrations by Neil McArdle and readers will be interested to know that there are no images of Christ in the book.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

OLD TESTAMENT
1. In the Beginning God 3
2. How the World Began 7
3. The First Man, Adam 10
4. The First Woman, Eve 13
5. Adam and Eve Disobey God 15
6. How God Punished Them 18
7. A Loss and a Promise 21
8. The First Crime 23
9. What the First Men Were Like 27
10. The Second Beginning 30
11. The Strange Division of Men into Nations 37
12. Abram Follows God 41
13. God Talks with Abram 45
14. Sodom and Gomorrah 51
15. Abraham Sends Ishmael Away 56
16. Isaac, the Promised Son 59
17. Rebekah 63
18. Jacob Buys the Birthright 71
19. Jacob Deceives His Father 74
20. Jacob Leaves Home 79
21. Jacob Meets Rachel 83
22. Jacob Leaves Paddan-Aram Secretly 87
23. Jacob Goes Home 90
24. How Joseph Was Sold 96
25. In Potiphar’s House 100
26. From Prison to Palace 104
27 Joseph’s Dreams Come True 109
28. Benjamin Goes to Egypt 115
29. Joseph’s Silver Cup 118
30. Israel Goes to Egypt 122
31. The Death of Jacob 127
32. Moses 130
33. God Chooses Moses 137
34. The Stubborn King 144
35. The Children of Israel Leave Egypt 154
36. The End of the Egyptians 160
37. Israel in the Wilderness 164
38. God Talks from Mount Sinai 169
39. The Golden Calf 175
40. The Tabernacle 181
41. Aaron and the Levites 186
42. The Dedication of the Tabernacle 188
43. How Israel Worshipped 191
44. Israel’s Feasts 194
45. God Gives Many Laws 198
46. The Israelites Continue Their Journey 200
47. The Grumbling Israelites 203
48. Spies Search Out the Land 207
49. The Rebellious Israelites Turn Back 211
50. Some Strange Happenings in the Desert 216
51. God Gives Victory 222
52. Balaam Displeases a Frightened King 226
53. The Israelites Numbered Again 234
54. The Last Words of Moses 237
55. Canaan at Last 240
56. A Victory and a Defeat 247
57. How Trickery Overthrew Ai and Saved Gibeon 252
58. Dividing the Land 257
59. Judges Rule Israel 260
60. How Death Came to Sisera 263
61. Gideon, Who Saw an Angel 265
62. Samson 274
63. Samson Captured 281
64. Ruth’s Choice 286
65. Samuel is Promised to God 292
66. War with the Philistines 297
67. Saul, the First King 303
68. David, the Shepherd Boy 312
69. David Becomes an Outlaw 319
70. Stories about the Outlawed David 325
71. More Stories about David and Saul 331
72. David, the King Whom God Loved 337
73. How the Good King Sinned 343
74. The Plan of a Bad Son 347
75. The Failure of the Plot 353
76. The Wisest Man in the World 362
77. The Golden Kingdom of Solomon 368
78. The Beginning of Bad Times 375
79. The Divided Kingdom 381
80. Elijah, the Stern Prophet 387
81. Stories about Israel’s Wicked King 399
82. The Death of Ahab 407
83. God Protects His People 413
84. Good-bye to Elijah 419
85. Elisha, the Gentle Prophet 423
86. Trouble with Syria 432
87. The Soldier-King, Jehu 440
88. The Little Boy Who Became King 449
89. Elisha’s Last Prophecy 455
90. A Proud King Defeated 457
91. Jonah, the Unwilling Prophet 461
92. Stories about the Two Kingdoms 467
93. ‘Here Am I — Send Me’ 472
94. The End of the Kingdom of Israel 474
95. Hezekiah the Good 480
96.  Wicked King Who Repented 488
97. Stories about King Josiah 491
98. The Man Who Had To Prophesy 497
99. The Captivity of Judah 501
100. Daniel 508
101. The Fiery Furnace 514
102. The King Who Lived in the Fields 519
103. The Fall of Babylon 522
104. Daniel in the Lion’s Den 527
105. Back to the Promised Land 532
106. The Rebuilding of the City 537
107. Esther, the Beautiful Queen 542
108. Esther Saves Her People 546
109. Ezra, the Teacher of the Law 557
110. Nehemiah, the Governor of Jerusalem 562
THE NEW TESTAMENT
1. The Priest Who Could Not Talk 571
2. The Message of the Angel 574
3. The Holy Night 576
4. A Star in the East 580
5. Warned by a Dream 583
6. The Boy in the Temple 585
7. The Preacher in the Desert 587
8. Satan Talks to God’s Son 590
9. Jesus Chooses His Disciples 592
10. Jesus at the Wedding Feast 594
11. The Father’s House 596
12. A Visit by Night 598
13. The Woman at Jacob’s Well 600
14. The Father Who Believed 603
15. The Mob That Wanted a Miracle 605
16. The Crowd at Jesus’ Door 607
17. Through the Roof to Jesus 609
18. Matthew and His Feast 612
19. The Withered Hand Made Well 613
20. The Sermon on the Mount 615
21. Jesus Gives Back Health and Life 618
22. Stories Which Jesus Told 620
23. The Winds and the Waves Obey 622
24. The Little Girl Brought to Life 624
25. The Wish of a Young Girl 627
26. Five Loaves of Bread and Five Thousand People 630
27. Walking on Top of the Stormy Water 633
28. Friends and Enemies 636
29. An Answered Prayer 638
30. Hungry People Fed 640
31. ‘Who Am I?’ 642
32. Glory on the Mountain 644
33. The Good Samaritan 646
34. The Feast of Tabernacles 648
35. Two Sisters Who Loved Jesus 651
36. The Friend of Children and His Prayer 653
37. The Lost Sheep and the Son Who Went Away 655
38. Jesus Wakes Lazarus from Death 658
39. The Blind Beggar Who Called to Jesus 661
40. Mary’s Gift 664
41. The King Comes 666
42. The Roman Coin 668
43. The Last Day and the Great Sin 670
44. In the Upper Room 673
45. Jesus’ Last Words to His Disciples 676
46. The Kiss of Judas 678
47. Peter, the Coward 680
48. Jesus Before the High Priest 682
49. Why Pilate Washed His Hands 685
50. Carrying the Cross 688
51. The Sun Becomes Dark 690
52. The Stone is Rolled Away 693
53. Visitors to the Tomb 696
54. The Risen Lord 699
55. Jesus Comes to His Friends 702
56. How Jesus Left the Earth 704
57. Power from Above 707
58. The Lame Man in the Temple 710
59. The Story of a Lie 713
60. The Open Prison Doors 715
61. The Man Who Looked into Heaven 718
62. The Magician Who Tried to Buy God 721
63. The Ethiopian Who Believed 723
64. The Light on the Road 725
65. The Changed Man 728
66. Saul Escapes Twice 730
67. The Good Woman Who was Brought to Life 732
68. A Lesson Peter Had to Learn 734
69. A New Church 737
70. The Angel in Prison 739
71. On to Cyprus 743
72. Why People Thought Paul was God 745
73. A New Journey 748
74. The Poor Fortune-Teller 750
75. The Jailer Who Believed 752
76. From City to City 755
77. About the Unknown God 757
78. The Riot of the Statue-Makers 759
79. The Young Man Who Fell Asleep 762
80. Back to Jerusalem 764
81. An Uproar in the Temple 767
82. Paul’s Speech to the Jews 769
83. A Wicked Oath 771
84. How Paul Was Saved 774
85. The Trial 776
86. The Appeal to Caesar 778
87. A King is Almost Persuaded 781
88. Paul Sets Out for Rome 784
89. The Shipwreck 786
90. The Rescue 789
91. The Hero of Faith 791
92. The Last Things 794
93. The Vision of John 797

 

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  1. Nick Minerva

    As a parent, I am constantly on the lookout for devotional materials for my kids. Finding a resource that faithfully presents Bible stories in an age-appropriate way is sometimes difficult. I’m not quite ready to explain to my 3 year old what a harlot is (1. we’re still working on flushing, 2. there are a lot of harlots in the Bible); but on the flip side I don’t want something so watered-downed it’s no longer faithful to Scripture. Enter The Child’s Story Bible.

    Catherine Vos and Banner of Truth have come through with this resource. This book does a great job of telling the stories of the Bible in faithful AND age-appropriate ways. The language is simple enough for young readers to read on their own. (I’ve had my 6 year old read portions.) Each story takes about 10-15 minutes to read out loud and is perfect for a bedtime story. It also structures the stories in such a way so that you can get a grasp of the big picture of the story of redemption.

    It’s also a beautiful book. It includes 26th full color illustrations, a ribbon marker, and is a gorgeous hardback edition. Banner of Truth has made a Story Bible that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for a resource that will last throughout your children’s life, this is it.

  2. Tim

    Wonderful book to read to your kids. Sometimes there’s some explanation or supplementing in the story that goes beyond what the Bible says but it’s not too much. Perfect for bed time Bible reading for your toddler or first grader.

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