Item description for My First Message-MS: A Devotional Bible for Kids (My First Message) by Eugene Peterson...
Overview Offers an illustrated collection of Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments, from the creation to the resurrection of Jesus and the earliest spreading of the Gospel message.
Publishers Description Parents want their children to discover the value of God's Word. My First Message is a one-of-a-kind Bible that transforms family devotions into interactive experiences. The great Message style offers a version of the Bible that is easy to read and understand. Children ages 4-8 are encouraged to learn to study the Bible through a read, think, pray, and live approach. Filled with lively illustrations and fun activities for parents and children, My First Message keeps in mind the short attention span of its readers and moves the stories along at a good pace.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 7.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
Publisher NAV PRESS
Series My First Message
ISBN 1576834484 ISBN13 9781576834480 UPC 9781576834480
Availability 27 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 04:22.
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More About Eugene Peterson
Eugene H. Peterson (born November 6, 1932), is a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. He has written over thirty books, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language (Navpress Publishing Group, 2002), a contemporary translation of the Bible.
Peterson was born in East Stanwood, Washington and grew up in Kalispell, Montana. He earned his B.A. in philosophy from Seattle Pacific University, his S.T.B. from New York Theological Seminary, and his M.A. in Semitic languages from Johns Hopkins University. He also holds several honorary doctoral degrees. In 1962, Peterson was a founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Bel Air, Maryland, where he served for 29 years before retiring in 1991. He was Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia until retiring in 2006. He now lives in Montana.
Eugene H. Peterson currently resides in Vancouver. Eugene H. Peterson was born in 1932.
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Reviews - What do customers think about My First Message?
Great discussion book Jul 26, 2008
I purchased this book for my almost 5-year-old, and it has been a great discussion starter for our family! (My 2 1/2 year old also loves it) The stories are created for short-attention spans and include great practical questions about our every day life. My kids love the illustrations too. We have created a new family tradition by reading one story each evening after dinner or before bedtime. We love this book and it makes a great gift for 4-8 year olds!
great for the kids Jun 15, 2008
this bible is awesome for my children in the church. All of them enjoy this bible and want to learn from it every second they can and also the people who drew alladin, beauty and the beast, mullian and veggie tales did a awesome job drawing the pictures! A must have!
As expected Feb 14, 2008
The book is great for young kids. Isn't so elementary that it isn't challenging for kids. Not so challenging that it isn't easy to understand by kids.
Disappointed Feb 3, 2008
I teach Sunday school to pre-kindergarten classes, and have been disappointed each time I've tried to read Bible stories to the children from this book. It uses vocabulary that is not familiar to young children -- I often have to stop the story to explain a word or concept. This does not allow the stories to "flow" very easily for the young children.
Wonderful, beautiful book to inspire kids Feb 2, 2008
My daughter loves this book, and I was so excited to see her finally become enthusiastic about praying and reading Bible stories. This is the book that helped her truly understand God's importance in her life. The "Pray" and "Live" sections really bring the book to life, the questions throughout each Bible story ensure that the child understands and is thinking about the story, and the illustrations are lots of fun. When I adopted my daughter from foster care, she had had very little exposure to religion, and no positive exposure at all. Religion scared her and was unfamiliar. I tried various books and experiences, and while our church community helped her feel loved, My First Message was what really got her to feel a sense of God at work in the world. I am so grateful!