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Old 07-07-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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...it's actually for me. I want to learn more about the Bible, but I need to read the stories in simplistic form before I actually start trying to read the Bible.

Can someone recommend a good children's book for me to start with? I would like it to stay as close to the literal Bible stories as possible and for it to have as many stories as possible.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:26 PM
 
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...it's actually for me. I want to learn more about the Bible, but I need to read the stories in simplistic form before I actually start trying to read the Bible.

Can someone recommend a good children's book for me to start with? I would like it to stay as close to the literal Bible stories as possible and for it to have as many stories as possible.
Sorry . . . there is enough of that around as it is.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:28 PM
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Bible for Dummies

Not that you're a dummy...
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:35 PM
 
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...it's actually for me. I want to learn more about the Bible, but I need to read the stories in simplistic form before I actually start trying to read the Bible.

Can someone recommend a good children's book for me to start with? I would like it to stay as close to the literal Bible stories as possible and for it to have as many stories as possible.
So you want a bible with no injected theology? I don't think that is possible.

However, before you buy an expensive specialty bible try going here:

Online Bible for Children

Child Bible Story Online

Childrens Bible

But even then they have stuff like:

"Jesus Christ vs. Muhammed"

Which is, IMO, just racial propaganda...
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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...it's actually for me. I want to learn more about the Bible, but I need to read the stories in simplistic form before I actually start trying to read the Bible.

Can someone recommend a good children's book for me to start with? I would like it to stay as close to the literal Bible stories as possible and for it to have as many stories as possible.
Violett...I have a collection of bible stories called "Children's Bible Classics" (from Genesis to the First Easter)...by Thomas Nelson Publishers in Nashville, since 1798.

My children and grandchildren grew up reading these stories and benefited from this quite well...
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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Coming to a christian book store near you !!!!!!!!!!!

I've Decided to Write My Own Series of Rapture Novels


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Old 07-07-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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Coming to a christian book store near you !!!!!!!!!!!

I've Decided to Write My Own Series of Rapture Novels


Huh? You have to take it up with trillo and hope he doesn't bite...
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Here is a beautifully illustrated book. I read it myself before I read it to my kids, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

My Book of Bible Stories

Its 116 Bible accounts appear in the order of their historical occurrence. The book is especially designed for young children, yet everyone can benefit from the book’s more than 125 beautiful illustrations. 256 pages

Publications Available - Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site
Just scroll down the page until you come to the book.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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...it's actually for me. I want to learn more about the Bible, but I need to read the stories in simplistic form before I actually start trying to read the Bible.

Can someone recommend a good children's book for me to start with? I would like it to stay as close to the literal Bible stories as possible and for it to have as many stories as possible.
The Bible Story by Arthur S. Maxwell. www.THEBIBLESTORY.COM
You might also want to read Francine Rivers books on the women of faith (Rahab, Ruth, Tamar, Bathshabba, and Mary She also wrote some mens books, but I haven't read the mens books yet). Her books are awesome! They are easy reads and have a lot of detail. I loved them. I also had my 16yr old read them & she is on her 2nd book without me asking her. She read Rehab first & is now reading Ruth.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:02 AM
 
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Oh my dang. Did I violate a rule by listing that www - link? Sorry mods if I did. TheBibleStory books by Arthur s. Maxwell are actually a serious of Bible stories that make up the Bible, but they are great. I was brought up with them & carried on the tradition with my kids. Now the books don't answer all the questions. Once when my son was 3 I guess he had heard so much about God & Jesus he wanted to know more so he asked me, "does God like pizza?" That wasn't in the book :-). But really --- they are great books.
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