Reviews - What do customers think about La Biblia Ilustrada (Red) (Spanish Edition)?
WONDERFUL Jan 20, 2009
We had a faux red leather bound copy of Iva Hoth's "The Picture Bible" when I was a kid. My sisters and I poured through this book many times throughout our lives and it is still one of our favorites. Over the last few years, I've given several of these as gifts as well. The illustrations are well done and the book covers more than just the well known Sunday school stories.
Picture-tastic Jan 18, 2009
This is a great Bible. It is great for first time readers. The one I received was on time and in perfect shape.
Can't put it down! Jan 7, 2009
Every child that has this bible is addicted! My grandaughter can't put it down!
Just an update of the old one I had when I was a kid.... Dec 29, 2008
I bought one of these for each of my children. Basically it is biblical stories and highlights in comic book format(ALL pictures with text bubbles). THis is great and is what I like about this picture bible as opposed to other that I have seen and owned that simply try to dumb down the biblical language for kids and add a colorful picture every few pages -- they're ok, but in my opinion the comic book format is much better at holding the attention of kids...at least it was for me. I remember reading it during church when I was a kid and I have to tell you that this book as well as the "superbook" and "flying house" videos are what I grew up on and where I gained MOST of my initial knowledge and understanding of the Bible. Stories that I remember reading about from this book still stay with me to this day...people who have been reading the "grown up" bible look at me with blank expressions some times when I talk about stories that they don't even remember and have never really grasped just because they have never been able to see it in such vivid PICTURE format.
I recommend this book for ALL children...if you want them to grow up with a good foundation of knowlege of the bible then this is the book you want.
It's wonderful, but it ain't the Bible. Dec 10, 2008
I am working with teenagers that have little understanding or comprehension of the Bible. This book was recommended to me as an easy read that would give a superficial view of Bible history without boring the kids senseless.
It is a very easy read, and quite interesting, but has some serious flaws which I'm having a hard time overlooking. Regularly it assigns attitudes and motives to God and various characters that are contrary to scripture, and ultimately changes the meaning and/or significance of many events. The importance of blood sacrifice is completely avoided, and blood does an amazing disappearing act in this book.
As a superficial overview of Bible stories, it's an entertaining read. But it is wrong for Bible study. With great trepidation I offered it to one of the teens with the expressed disclaimer that although based on Bible text, this is NOT the Bible, and NOT to be taken as scripture.