Book Review: The Classic Bible Storybook by Kenneth N. Taylor

February 25, 2009 Categories: Books , Faith , Homeschooling , Reviews | 2 Comments  

(The Classic Bible Storybook by Kenneth Taylor was provided to me by the publisher for the purpose of this review.)

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The Classic Bible Storybook is a collection of more than 120 stories written by Kenneth N. Taylor, translator of The Living Bible and best-selling children’s book author. Inside you’ll find:

~ Each story presents the accuracy of God’s Word in language children can understand.

~ The realistic illustrations will capture the imaginations of both young and old.

~ Comprehension questions after each story reinforce the themes and help readers engage with the text.

It’s the perfect book to help children learn to love and reverence the Word of God.

The kids and I have been enjoying the stories from this book for the past three weeks. I love that the stories aren’t so long that my two squirmiest become restless, but are long enough to communicate a full story without cutting any corners. The text is scripturally accurate, but also keeps in mind the age of the intended audience. For instance, the story of David and Goliath stops with Goliath falling to the ground, and skips the part about David cuttting his head off.

Another wonderful thing about this book is the illustrations – they are beautifully done, and remind me of the Bible storybooks I grew up with. The questions at the end of each chapter are designed to make sure that your children have understood the story, and are a good jumping-off point for deeper discussions about how the story relates to us today and how we live out our faith. My kids are ages 12, 10, 9, and 7 – and all four of them are enjoying the time we spend with this book.

Highly recommended.

2 Comments

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  2. Billigflüge

    The illustrations are really beautiful. I thought my Bible storybook had beautiful pictures, but they can’t be compared to them.
    The only thing I’m a bit sceptic about is what you wrote, that they make the stories “appropriate for children”. I don’t like this a bit. The story shouldn’t end with “falling down”. “Falling down” can mean: “Standing up again”. It’s cruel, but it’s the way it is. I don’t like it with fairy tales (who does know today, that the stepmother of Snow White died dancing in hot iron shoes on Snow White’s wedding?) I even more don’t like it with the Bible.
    Back to the Bible. Questions are a good idea. You can see that the children learned something and they have fun competing in answering the questions

    PS: I got a great security word: “smile” :)