About the book: With classic illustrations, 365 of the best-loved Bible stories will become favourites for children and parents alike. Old Testament: From the Story of Creation to Isaac, from Joseph to Ruth, from Job to David, from Elisha to the Prophets. New Testament: John the Baptist to the story of Jesus, to the story of the Apostles, to John's Vision of Heaven. Each story is 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.
Review: This volume will be a very good addition to the home library where there are children. It will provide a tool to aid in instilling a love of reading God's Word because it puts into understandable story form the various parts of Scripture from Genesis through the New Testament. I would not venture to say that just because a child CAN read the words, he or she should read this book of 365 retelling of Bible stories on their own. It needs parental guidance. But it is an excellent tool.
Each story has a referencing Bible verse or chapter to connect it and to offer parents an opportunity to read it directly from the Bible as well as this volume of retold stories. Normally in a children's Bible storybook, you get the basic stories that they hear from the time they are very young in Sunday School. This book, though, is more in depth even though the stories are each very short. It covers more ground than your average children's Bible storybook.
The art work is exceptional! Along the lines of traditional or classic with a bit of the cartoon or "illustration" expression tossed in. The pictures are in color but the color does not overwhelm - there is a muted or earth-tone look to many of the pictures.
I recommend The Candle Classic Bible Retold in 365 Stories for the family with children who have advanced beyond the typical children's storybooks and are ready to begin learning more of what is in the Bible. It is a bridge-work between kiddie books and the actual Bible.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Kregel Publishing on behalf of Lion Hudson in exchange for my honest review. No compensation was received for this review.