Heroes in the Bible--Biography and Heroes in literature
Approaching the Bible in an original way—comparing biblical heroes to heroes in world literature—Elliott Rabin addresses a core biblical question: What is the Bible telling us about what it means to be a hero? Focusing on the lives of six major biblical characters—Moses, Samson, David, Esther, Abraham, and Jacob—Rabin examines their resemblance to hero types found in (and perhaps drawn from) other literatures and analyzes why the Bible depicts its heroes less gloriously than do the texts of other cultures: • Moses founds the nation of Israel—and is short-tempered and weak-armed. • Samson, arrogant and unhinged, can kill a thousand enemies with his bare hands. • David establishes a centralized, unified, triumphal government—through pretense and self-deception. • Esther saves her people but marries a murderous, misogynist king. • Abraham's relationships are wracked with tension. • Jacob fathers twelve tribes—and wins his inheritance through deceit. In the end, is God the real hero? Or is God too removed from human constraints to even be called a “hero”? Ultimately, Rabin excavates how the Bible's unique perspective on heroism can address our own deep-seated need for human-scale heroes.
Following the tried and tested formula of his earlier Lion Storyteller titles, Bob Hartman retells a selection of Easter stories in his own inimitable style. This collection of 23 stories includes the key Bible accounts of the events of the first Easter from Palm Sunday through to Jesus'resurrection, encounters with his friends and followers, and the ascension. Bob Hartman's retellings of familiar and sometimes serious tales are fresh and engaging, making these Bible stories accessible to the young and not-so-young. Line illustrations complement the text. As a bonus, this book includes some of Bob Hartman's favourite storytelling tips.
This four-color apologetics kids Bible offers hundreds of features to intrigue and challenge young readers. Part of the successful Apologetics Study Bible suite, the CSB Defend Your Faith Bible introduces apologetics to kids and equips them to understand what they believe, why they believe it, and how to defend it.Features of this Bible for kids include: Digging into the Word.Travel to the Holy Lands, dig into the dirt, and discover the evidence in Bible stories!Science in the Bible. God created an orderly universe and amazing world for us to enjoy. See how His fingerprints are all over Creation.Untwisting Scripture. Unravel the Scriptures to discover the consistent truth of God's Word.Defenders of the Faith. These true Bible stories for kids describe men and women, boys and girls who will inspire you to defend your faith.That's a Fact. Fun facts and statistics that help you go deeper and understand more about God's Word.Know Question. It's important to ask questions. It's even more important to know where to look for the answers.Introduction to each book of the BiblePresentation pageChildren's Bible for boys and girls that features the full text of the CSB (Christian Standard Bible)This children's Bible features the faithful-to-the-original text translation of the Christian Standard Bible. The CSB's optimal blend of accuracy and readability makes it a trustworthy, easy-to-understand resources for kids to study and memorize today—and to live and share for a lifetime.
There's no better place to find a great hero story than the Bible. Each Little Bible Heroes™ book offers a story of bravery, faithfulness, and kindness—straight from the Bible and perfect for little hero-loving hearts! This book features a hero from one of Jesus's parables in the Bible—learn about having a firm faith in Jesus with The Wise Builder.This B&H Kids book includes a Parent Connection, an easy tool to help moms and dads (or anyone else who loves kids) discuss the book's message with their child. We're all about connecting parents and kids to each other and to God's Word.
There's no better place to find a great hero story than the Bible. Each Little Bible Heroes™ book offers a story of bravery, faithfulness, and kindness—straight from the Bible and perfect for little hero-loving hearts! This book features a hero from one of Jesus's parables in the Bible—learn about using spiritual gifts with The Faithful Servant.This B&H Kids book includes a Parent Connection, an easy tool to help moms and dads (or anyone else who loves kids) discuss the book's message with their child. We're all about connecting parents and kids to each other and to God's Word.
2019 Best Book Awards, Winner: Children's Religious 2018 Moonbeam Award Winner, SILVER: Religion/Spirituality Written by popular Catholic children's author Amy Welborn, this beautifully illustrated collection of Bible stories for kids and their families is uniquely arranged according to where the stories fall in the liturgical year and when they are proclaimed at Mass. Divided into five sections—Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter Season, and Ordinary Time—each section is subdivided into Old and New Testament stories. From “the Fall” to St. Paul, from the Exodus of the Israelites to the Ascension of Jesus, Loyola Kids Book of Bible Stories nurtures family and individual reading of the Bible at home, while familiarity with these stories will help children connect far more meaningfully with the liturgy.
Showcasing the best-loved Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments, this charming collection is a wonderful introduction to the Bible for readers aged 4 and up. Narrated with an engaging and easy-to-follow style, and illustrated throughout, Stories from the Bible is perfect for parents reading to younger children at bedtime, for older children to read independently or for use in Sunday schools, and is topical for religious holidays such as Christmas and Easter.