Item description for Little Boys Bible Storybook by Carolyn Larsen & Caron Turk...
Overview With charming and engaging illustrations and imaginative text, these entertaining books allow parents to take their sons and daughters into the world of the Bible. Special application pages help parents teach children how to be the boys and girls that God wants them to be. Full color.
Publishers Description Every child should be able to discover the wonderful stories of the Bible in an understandable and fun way. These Bible storybooks, which combine earlier editions for each parent into one handy volume, help them do just that. With charming and engaging illustrations and imaginative text, Little Boys Bible Storybook and Little Girls Bible Storybook allow parents to take their small children into the world of the Bible. These entertaining books spark the imagination of children and start discussions about what Bible people may have felt or thought as God worked in their lives. Special application pages help parents teach children how to be the boys and girls God wants them to be.
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Studio: Baker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.25" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0801045339 ISBN13 9780801045332
Availability 0 units.
More About Carolyn Larsen & Caron Turk
Carolyn Larsen loves to laugh, read good books, watch football games, meet friends at Caribou for a cup of chai tea, watch old movie musicals, oh, and chocolate . . . yes, chocolate goes with all of the above. However, what Carolyn enjoys more than any of those other things (including the chocolate) is encouraging other women in their faith walk. That encouragement comes through Carolyn's honesty, transparency and humor regarding her own struggles to be God's woman in today's world.
She is an author, actress and experienced speaker with a God-given passion for ministering to women. She has spoken at conferences and retreats around the United States, Canada and India.
She is also a best-selling author with more than 30 books in print for children and adults.
Carolyn Larsen currently resides in Glen Ellyn, in the state of Illinois. Carolyn Larsen was born in 1950.
Carolyn Larsen has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Little Boys Bible Storybook?
Great Bible but a word of caution ... Jan 2, 2010
This little bible is a precious one and wonderful in many ways, however ... i felt it right to come on here and put a review (in case this might bother some as it did us). Truly, it's the only negative thing I have to say about the bible, but really might be a big enough negative to some people that it's worth mentioning and is the reason I can only give it 2 stars.
The bible adds feelings/extras to the character stories, that we truly don't know were there, and sometimes we felt they were perhaps even incorrect or rude. Sorry forgive me that I don't have all the actual bible examples right in front of me to quote from - but I will try to do my best to describe an example of what I mean by adds feelings/extras (which seriously at times it really bothered us):
When reading one of the bible stories, for instance pg 264 of the boys version of this bible; it reads "The jailer shoved Paul into the damp dark cell. It was buried in the very center of the prison. Roaches and ants scurried across the floor as Paul fell onto it. Paul had been in prison before, but this time he and Silas were in big trouble. The jailer had strict orders to be sure they didn't escape." (that seems fine and like a nice little bible story, but here is where it bets bothersome) pg265 - "All I did was set a young girl free from the demon that controlled her, Paul thought. You'd think people would thank me for saving her." Sorry but things like this really bothered us. We didn't feel it was a fair representation of the humble, gracious servant's heart that Paul displays throughout the Bible in the New Testament ... or that it was even accurately portraying something Paul would have thought. It's almost insulting to the Lord as if one of God's most incredible servants had a bad attitude about the work he was doing for Christ!
There are many examples like this throughout the bible. This is it's only flaw pretty much but it is a big enough one for us that we overall don't like it. Otherwise it would be great. There are also instances of rude statements that we discourage our children from using, like "he's stupid" and so on. There are also other things they add to the story that bothered us because they weren't part of the bible. Like the story of Mary when the angel came says something like "Mary was sitting there knitting booties." We really don't know that and in fact a bible scholar might be able to verify this but back in the bible days, I don't think they had knitting needles. Not that that really matters but perhaps it does. If we are going to set the scene to portray back in that day, I want my kids to have an accurate description and NOT to think that something that is NOT in the verses of the bible, happened. Like Mary knitting booties or Paul grumbling in his cell while he served the Lord. Paul won many to Christ while IN PRISON and I don't think it was through grumbling. What kind of example of Christ would that be and why would someone want to believe him and convert to Christianity if he displayed that kind of attitude.
Overall, I think there are much better bible's out that that don't risk distorting the Word or the Bible Stories and portray invalid feelings and events.
This was a big enough dislike and concern of ours, that we don't like to use these bibles when there are so many others to choose from.
Hope that helps :)
A Bit Condescending Jun 25, 2009
This was given to my child as a gift. We already have two other Bibles geared towards children, so I had those to compare it to. I appreciate that the author was trying to make the stories relatable to young children, but I found the language sloppy and a bit condescending. I prefer the Zonderbook's Beginner's Bible, which I feel makes the Bible more approachable while remaining repectful towards the scriptures.
Perfect tool to help your son become a man of God! Sep 29, 2008
As a mother of three boys I am always looking for ways to teach them how to be a godly man. This book does just that. The lessons are short, practical, full of colorful pages (great for morning devotions right before school). It is a wonderful tool and I highly recommend it.
Great first Bible for kids Oct 17, 2007
We read this book to my son every night and he loves it. It has great pictures and terrific discussion questions that even a 3 year old can understand. I highly recommend this book.