Classic Bible Storybook

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 270 pages
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A nostalgic collection of more than 120 Bible stories and art taken from Taylor's Bible Story Book and The Living Bible Story Book. Not only does Classic Bible Storybook present the truths of the Bible in language that is understandable to kids, it will also generate fond memories for parents and grandparents who remember the popular Hook art and the stories written by Ken Taylor. The stories sound like they are being told by a kind grandfather to his grandchildren. Each story has 3 or 4 comprehension questions to help children's understanding of Biblical concepts. Reading/hearing these stories will help young ones love stories of the Bible and may help adults fall in love again with God's Word.
About the author: Kenneth N. Taylor is best known as the translator of The Living Bible and founder of Tyndale House Publishers, but his first renown was as a writer of children's books. Dr. Taylor and his wife Margaret raised 10 children, and his early books were written for use in the family's daily devotions. The manuscripts were ready for publication only when they passed the scrutiny of those ten critics. Dr. Taylor's books have been read to three generations around the world and have shaped the faith of many believers. All of his work pointed to his mission: to help all people understand the Word of God and experience its power at work in their lives. Dr. Taylor believed that it was important for the illustrations in his books to make the words come to life. Just as the words were easy for children to understand, so were the illustrations. He especially appreciated Richard and Frances Hook for their realistic, accurate portrayal of biblical scenes along with sweet pictures of children. Their illustrations, along with Dr. Taylor's stories, can easily form the basis for many lively family discussions about the Bible.

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User Review  - Kristen Teall -

Great Bible Story Book. The Pictures are very intriguing and provoke my 3 year old to ask questions. The stories are very easy to read and understand! We really love this book...not cartoonish or silly at all, it teaches my children to reverence and love Gods Word! Read full review

User Review  - Kristina -

The first thing you may notice when you pick up this book is that it includes many stories rarely included in children's Bibles, including the story of the original Passover, the story of manna, Job ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Kenneth N. Taylor (May 8, 1917 - June 10, 2005) was an American publisher and author, better known as the creator of the The Living Bible and the founder of Tyndale House, a Christian publishing company and Living Bibles International. Taylor completed high school in Oregon, and then enrolled at Wheaton College, graduating four years later as a pre-med student. From 1940-43 he attended Dallas Theological Seminary, completing his theological studies at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago in 1946. Taylor was editor for His magazine, before became the director of Moody Press, and founding Tyndale House Publishers in 1963. Taylor began paraphrasing the New Testament Epistles on the train while commuting to Moody Press. The project took seven years to complete. Unable to find a publisher to print Living Letters, Taylor took out a loan for $2,000 and had it printed privately. It was not until Billy Graham recommended Living Letters from the pulpit that they became popular. The success of this first publication resulted in the founding of Tyndale House Publishers, the completion of the Living Bible, and the establishment of the Tyndale Foundation. he died on June 10, 2005 from heart failure.

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