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.
Kids ages six and up will love this exciting comic-book style collection depicting ten of the greatest superheroes of the Bible. Each short story tells the tale of one biblical hero fighting against the odds, battling foes, and/or enduring great tests of faith and strength to prevail in the name of the Lord. From Joshua who fought bravely against a great army in the siege of Jericho; to Elijah the prophet who stood up to a powerful king and wielded flaming fireballs from heaven; to David who battled and defeated the giant, Goliath, there are plenty of captivating tales to inspire kids of all ages. Families will love seeing their children dive into these colorful stories of faith and kids will enjoy the full-color illustrations that bring dramatic Biblical scenes to life. Each ten to twelve page story is just the right length for active or reluctant readers, bedtime reading sessions, and church groups. Entertaining and character-building, this story collection is the perfect addition to any home library. Discover the amazing feats of God as displayed through ten incredible Bible heroes! Reinforces Christian values/teachings and highlights how God can work through anyone. Engaging, comic book-style art helps kids of all reading levels and ages relate to the characters and dive into the story. An illustrated, full-color adventure that's fun for the whole family!
Bible stories, Rabbits--Juvenile fiction, and Animals--Juvenile fiction
One morning, Rabbit discovers a birthday parcel addressed to him. Inside is a Bible and on the flyleaf is written'Read Me'. As he wonders at this odd present a brightly painted gypsy-style caravan hurtles down the road... and narrowly misses him. Rabbit picks up the book and joins the caravan travellers - Fred the horse, Caravan Bear and Whitby (female) the dog. The Animal's Caravan, has echoes of children's classics such as Wind in the Willows and Alice in Wonderland as Rabbit leaves his home to set out on an unexpected journey - a journey to find friendship and make sense of the world around him. He also finds himself on a journey of faith as he and his new friends wrestle with some of the often difficult concepts in the bible, thereby gaining fresh insights and understanding of God's loving involvement and care for the world. The travelling life of the caravan and its occupants provide the opportunity for Rabbit to share these tales with other animals they meet and they join Caravan Bear, Whitby and Freddie in listening - and learning from - the stories. He is frequently interrupted by questions from his listeners, the kind of questions any child - or adult - might ask. The real and often humorous events that happen to Rabbit and his friends are mirrored by the stories from the Bible enabling children to realise that the stories have relevance and meaning today.
Bring the Bible to life for kids! As kids read the CSB One Big Story Bible, they will see scenes from this kids Bible pops off the page via a free downloadable app that lets them view the images in an augmented-reality, Digital Pop-Up™ format and listen to a narration by Jenna Lucado Bishop. This colorful, fully designed Bible for kids meets children in the visual world they are so accustomed to by bringing Bible pages and stories for kids to life, showing young readers how they are a part of God's great story.Features of this boys and girls Bible include:Digital Pop-Up™ format using augmented reality on 146 full-page color illustrationsChrist Connection feature that shows how Bible stories point to ChristBig Questions? feature to tell kids what they want to know100 Top Memory Verses for kids to learnSeeing the Big Picture feature that digs into key Bible stories and provides parents with discussion materialBig Words feature that acts as a four-color Bible dictionaryIntroductions for every book of the Bible, written for kids to understandComplete Full text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB)Full-color maps on 8 pagesPart of what makes this children's Bible so special is the readable, faithful-to-the-original text of the Christian Standard Bible. The CSB's optimal blend of accuracy and readability makes it a trustworthy, easy-to-understand resource for kids to study and memorize today—and to live and share for a lifetime.This B&H Kids Bible 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.
Married people in the Bible and Love--Biblical teaching
The Old Testament is full of stories of fascinating couples: couples who live with chronic disappointment; couples who overcome obstacles to be together; a wife who risks death if she walks in on her husband unannounced; and a husband who remains faithful to his wife when she becomes a prostitute. These studies lead you to dig deeply into the Bible to learn important lessons about marriage, God and yourself. With more than 130 titles, the LifeBuilder Bible Studies series delivers sound biblical content and raises thought-provoking questions. It provides a unique Bible study experience for individuals and groups. What should we study next? We have LifeBuilder Bible Studies for... NEW TESTAMENT STUDIES NEW TESTAMENT BOOKSParables ActsSermon on the Mount RomansThe ‘I Am'Sayings of Christ 1 CorinthiansThe Lord's Prayer 2 CorinthiansThe Jesus Paul Knew GalatiansSeven Letters to Seven Churches Ephesians PhilippiansNEW TESTAMENT CHARACTERS Colossians & PhilemonPaul ThessaloniansPeter HebrewsThe Twelve Disciples 1 & 2 Timothy and TitusWomen of the New Testament JamesNew Testament Characters 1 & 2 Peter and Jude John's Letters Revelation
READER ALERT Three things to know about this book before you buy it: 1. If you can't handle jokes about Jesus being cranky when he was hungry — turn back now. 2. If you think that the disciples were perfect men — prepare to be disillusioned. 3. If you think Jesus only has really smart and gifted people for friends — guess again. Are you up for a crazy ride through Scripture? Do you want to be in on the jokes and the hidden treasures in many of the passages you thought you knew by heart? Do you want to see how, despite the inevitable weaknesses of our human nature, God has a plan for us? If you said yes, then this book is for you. In Clueless in Galilee: A Fresh Take on the Gospels, author Mac Barron assures us that Jesus loves us, even though we're human. We know this, because the Bible says so. Over and over and over again. With its hilarious, sometimes irreverent, and always humble reflections, this book will make you laugh and help you look at the Bible — and yourself — in a whole new way. “Funny and off-kilter in the best way, Mac Barron will help you look with fresh eyes at people in the Bible you thought you knew and discover that they were all too human.” — Bishop Robert Reed, The CatholicTV Network ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mac Barron grew up in South Georgia, met his wife at church camp, and taught for twelve years before becoming a high school librarian. Along the way he and his wife became Catholic, and they host the award-winning podcast Catholic in a Small Town. Mac lives with his wife, four sons, and his golden retrever in a small town.
Help nurture the faith of the children in your life with Growing in Gods Love: A Story Bible. This engaging resource features 150 popular Bible stories that are organized by 13 themes, including Strong Women and Men; Listening for God; Parables; Healings and Miracles; and more. Each story is built on the latest in biblical scholarship and learning theory and helps children begin to understand the Bible and apply its teachings to the world around them. Growing in Gods Love features diverse artwork from more than twenty artists to appeal to a variety of ages and learning styles. Three reflection questionsHear, See, Actare included at the end of each story to help children further ponder the message of the story.Growing in Gods Love: A Story Bible is ideal for children ages 4-8, and it is perfect for Sunday school classrooms, childrens sermons, vacation Bible school, and gift-giving at baptism or other milestones.
'What do you want?''Do you see this woman?''Why do you call me,'Lord, Lord,'and do not do what I say?'Jesus asks many questions of his followers in order to invite them deeper into the mysteries of God and to expand their understanding of what it means to follow him. This nine-session Lifeguide covers some of these questions that are just as real for us today as they were for the disciples.
Bible stories, English, Easter--Juvenile literature, and LEGO toys--Juvenile literature
As in all the Brick Bible books, Brendan Powell Smith creates a magical “brick” world—all in LEGOs—to illustrate a story from the Bible that is then photographed and accompanied by a simple text. The Easter Story, the heart of Christianity, illustrated in LEGOs, tells of Jesus'arrival in Jerusalem on a donkey, greeted by crowds with palm branches; followed by the Last Supper, with Jesus and his disciples sharing bread and wine; then Good Friday, when Jesus was crucified on the cross and then his body buried in a cave tomb and covered with a rock; and concluding with Easter Sunday, when Jesus'disciples visited the tomb to discover Jesus had been risen from the dead and resurrected. This edition of the important Easter Story is sure to be the perfect holiday gift, and a book for families to cherish for years to come.