Item description for Step Into The Bible by Ruth Graham...
Overview A collection of one hundred stories from the Bible, each with questions and a verse for memorization, for use in family devotions.
Publishers Description In just 10 minutes, your family can take a step into the Bible. Fresh, creative and engaging --- this devotional helps you explore the Bible together. Designed for use with kids ages 10 and under, Step Into the Bible includes the following features:100 Bible stories highlight the core values of the Christian faith; Unique layout with rich, full-color photography; Open ended questions encourage exploration and spark imagination; Memory verses build spiritual character and knowledge. 'This book is a children's Christian classic. I am happy to recommend it to all parents, and urge them to take advantage of its unique approach. I know of no book on the market like it.' -- Billy Graham. Ruth Graham shares this collection of Bible stories that has been used by four generations of the Graham family. Winner of the 2008 Christian Book Award.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 8.36" Height: 0.53" Weight: 1.41 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310714109 ISBN13 9780310714101
Availability 0 units.
More About Ruth Graham
Ruth Graham, founder and president of Ruth Graham and Friends, ministers God s grace and comfort to those who are hurting and works to equip those who desire to help the broken. Author of multiple books, including the best-seller In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart and the 2008 Gold Medallion Award winner, Step into the Bible, she travels widely as a conference speaker and has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows, including Good Morning America, The Hour of Power, Focus on the Family, and shows on Moody Broadcasting. A cum laude graduate of Mary Baldwin College, Ruth worked in publishing for thirteen years. Daughter of the beloved evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, Ruth has three grown children and six grandchildren. She lives in Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Step Into The Bible?
Great family devotional book Apr 20, 2009
I use this book with my kids at night and they really enjoy it. The questions that come with each story are a little simplistic, but they help make sure that they kids understand what the story was about.
Step Into the Bible Sep 13, 2008
This is a nice book but the stories are very simple and not always direct bible stories. Perhaps - more appropriate for little children. My 7 and 10 year old enjoy this but aren't challenged.
Straight Forward, Interesting Bible Stories for Families May 4, 2008
Even if your children have Bibles of their own, I encourage you to have Ruth Graham's Step Into the Bible on hand, too.
Designed specifically for family devotionals, but equally as good as a one-parent-with-one-child book, this beautiful volume was penned by Billy Graham's daughter. In the introduction, Ruth Graham explains how her parents used a 19th century book titled Steps for Little Feet Along Gospel Paths (by Charles Foster) for family devotions while she was growing up. But when Ruth was ready to use it with her own children, she felt it really needed updating. She suggested her mother as the perfect person to do this, but Ruth Bell Graham thought her daughter ought to do it. So the younger Ruth took up the task, and her revised version, called First Steps in the Bible was published in 1980. This edition, however, is updated even further, removing what the author herself called "weak stories."
Each two page spread in Step Into the Bible features glorious color photographs related to the devotional at hand. There are lots of animals and people to interest young children, and real-life biblical scenes (like Mt. Ararat and the Jordon River) to interest older kids. On one side of the page is a short devotional - most no longer than a few paragraphs. On the opposite side of the page are kid-friendly questions to ask your child about the reading, and a memory verse.
The devotionals themselves do use some contemporary anecdotes, but they are largely simple, straight-forward retellings of Bible stories and incidents. The author does not dumb things down for the children; for example, she includes a story about leprosy. But as she says in the periodic notes she includes just for parents, such things need not confuse or frighten children if told in the right light.
What I Like: The author's writing is wonderfully down to earth; the questions for children are simple and yet sometimes profound; and the brilliant photographs are like gourmet icing on a delicious cake. During family devotions, this book will speak to parents, too.
What I Dislike: The same memory verse is used for every five devotions. I would rather see a new memory verse for every seven devotions (so there'd be one verse per week)...but this is a very personal critique, and not all parents will feel the same way.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: There is no publisher recommendation, but I'd say 2 - 12.
Kristina Seleshanko Managing Editor of Christian Children's Book Review ( [...] )