Wednesday, February 11, 2009

In the beginning...geography , and all that!

I am very pleased with this Bible Story book. Although not written by the same author it puts me in mind of this book in its style.

Its illustrations are bright and colourful. Yes they are cartoony but to be honest I have not been all that impressed with “realism” in children’s Bible illustrations and neither have my children!

Here are some of the pages in the Bible.I saw this idea on someone’s blog about drawing the days of creation in number form and illustrating each day on each number. I thought it would be a fun nemonic and a good way to combine our faith studies with our geography focus for the year which happens to be the continents.

And here are some quotes from the first story in this  Bible:

On the fourth day God gave us the gifts of the great lights.
“Hello stars!’ God said. “Hello moon! Hello sun!”And whizzing into the darkness came fiery globes.
Spinning around and around;
whirling orange and purple and golden planets.
“You’re good,” God said.
And they were.

But God saved the best for last. From the beginning, God had a shining dream in his heart. He would make people to share his Forever Happiness. They would be his children, and the world would be their perfect home.
…all the stars and the mountains and oceans and galaxies and everything were nothing compared to how much God loved his children. He would move heaven and earth to be near them. Always. Whatever it cost him, he would always love them. And so it was that the wonderful love story began…


Anonymous said...

That Bible sounds amazing. It's a pity that I couldn't find something like that when my children were little.

Aliadelaide said...

Although I am using it mainly with the 7yo I find it a good revision of Bible stories for the 11yo as it stresses major themes in each story. He knows the story but this just gives him another way to think about it.
I find that with picture books too, if they are well written and have good illustrations, their meanings are not age restrictive!
I don't know how old your children are, but there's always grandchildren(lol!)