This complete Bible comes with 32 full-color illustrations that bring the Bible to life! You and your young readers will appreciate the uncompromising simplicity of the Contemporary English Version.
Hardcover. 1551 pgs. (6 ½ x 9 ½ in.)Publishers Description
Illustrated children's Bible in the Contemporary English Version. Complete with a presentation page, and 32 full-color illustrations.Community Description
A complete Bible, including Deuterocanonicals
Easy-to-read CEV text
Chronology of the Bible
Mini-Dictionary of the Bible
Book introductions and outlines
Many readers' aids
34 full-color illustrations for ages 7 through early teens bring biblical scenes to life
Font size: 8
Please Note, Community Descriptions and notes are submitted by our shoppers, and are not guaranteed for accuracy.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.6"
Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Release Date Apr 27, 2000
Publisher AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY #407
Bible Binding: Hardcover
Color: Full Color
Point/Type Size: 11.00
Availability 0 units.
Reviews - What do our customers think?
|Good Book for children Nov 1, 2008|
|As several other reviewers have already noted, the Contemporary English Version of the Holy Bible is perfect for reading aloud to children. It's also the best version to buy if you're dyslexic, and when I say that, I'm not just kicking a daed dog. The publishers have dumbed down the prose, which was no easy task.|
Many children, indeed, will be able now to read the Holy Bible for themselves; but you don't want to let your children do that, for the obvious reason that it has become entirely too easy, with publication of the CEV, for children to read and understand the holy Ghost's tales of gang-rape, sister-rape, incest, serial-killers, concubine-butchery, dismemberment, parent-slaughter, child-sacrifice, genocide, castration, providential incompetence. So, too, with those stories in the New Testament of sadistic crucifixions conducted to appease an angry and otherwise unforgiving God.
But there's also good stuff in here for your kids, such as the story of "Daniel in the Lion's Den," or "Joseph's Coat of Many Colors," or "The Good Shepherd and the Lost Lamb," or "Little Zacchaeus, the Tree-Climbing Dwarf."
Granted: when it comes to writing, the holy Ghost is no J.K. Rowling, but then, who is? The Bible may never win God a major book prize, but it actually has some pretty amazing history in it: until I came along (with Lucifer's "True History of Everything," on the Web) where else could you get true, eyewitness accounts of real talking snakes and donkeys? True biographies of men who lived to be 777, 895, and even 969 years old? True tales of happy virgins and ninety-year-old bubbelahs who gave birth to virtuous baby boys? True legends of Zamzummin giants and of the Hebrew lads who slew them? True tragedies of naughty housewives who were transformed into geological formations, or dogfood? True accounts of prophets taken up to Heaven in a tornado? True spectacles of grim domestic homicide and of genocidal slaughter? True tragedies of gang rape, bodily dismemberment, blind Sodomites, and drunken incest? - and, at no extra charge, an appendix ("New!") with easy-to-follow instructions on how to save your sorry arse from Hell?
Truly: if you purchase yourself a paperback copy of the Contemporary English Version and don't spring for one of those fancy $90 leather-bound Authorized jobs, the Holy Bible is still a good deal. Buy one. Or steal one from the bedstand drawer of your next motel room. (Trust me: it will not be missed by Mr. Gideon.)
Next, read it. All of it.
Okay, not all at once. It works best to feast on the Word of God as you would eat food in a cafeteria: Browse a little! Take what you want, don't spit on the rest! And when you get indigestion, quit for a few hours before returning for more, or you'll soon grow fat and stupid - I mean, just look at the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jerry Falwell, or at every other Pope. I mean, no, don't look at them.
The Bible is a lot like Pray TV. You can't just sit on your bum and blame the show's producer for having wasted your time. Exercise a little discernment. Seriously, there's juicy stuff in the Bible, even for adults, if you know where to look, such as the Song of Solomon.
Are you looking as well for fully drawn characters? sublime aesthetic satisfaction? irony? suspense? tragic sensibility? a coherent sense of morality? If you want all of that when you read the Bible, well, then! - just exercise your God-given imagination!
|Excellent transition youth Bible. Wish it was available in red letter as this has been requested by all of my young readers. Oct 29, 2008|
|My young grandaughter requested 'a real Bible' for Christmas instead of her children's picture version. She asks to borrow mine every Sunday 'for just one day.' She is only in first grade, but is an avid reader and does well with this translation. Her disappointment will be there is no red letters for the words of Jesus. This seems to appeal to all young readers and one I would incorporate if reprinted. The pictures are used more as section dividers rather than illustration, eg. between chapters. The art is a generation or two behind. I would update the illustrations if this comes up for reprint.|
|simply the best Aug 1, 2007|
|I have used this particular Bible with elementary school children (and this translation, although not this Bible, with teenagers)in catecism classes. I found it the best Bible for the elementary age. It is advertised as a translation meant to be read aloud, and I agree that it works well when listened to. It holds the attention of the first and second graders. They are able to listen and act out the stories with little further explanation. As the students get older, the vocabulary is easily accessible to them and they can easily follow along. As they gain confidence as readers, they can read with understanding. And the illustrations are outstanding. No crowds of blondes, and at the same time, no heavy handedness with ethnic representations. I agree with the reviewer who said the illustrations are not sappy, and with the reviewer who said the illustrations are inviting to the younger set. I and the other catechists are very happy with this Bible.|
|Very Accessible Bible May 30, 2006|
|I was looking for a bible to have in the house, mostly as a reference so we can answer difficult questions posed by our children. But I also wanted something they might be encouraged to pick up themselves.|
This bible is attractively illustrated and is nicely broken up into manageable chunks that are not too intimidating. The translation is in plain english, so the language is accessible to the children and does not require translation by us.
Overall (if you want to judge by the cover) it is a book that invites the reader in rather than warning them off. I ended up reading the loaves and fishes to the kids over dinner, and later my wife took it to bed while I watched Lost on TV. I guess that makes it an instant success.
|Easy to Use, Resonably Priced Children's Bible Mar 19, 2001|
|After previewing a number of different bibles available for elementary aged children, our church school chose this one for its easy to use organization. Each book has a brief summary and a Table of Contents. The illustrations are better than most - pleasant but not too sappy. There is no illustration of Abramham with a knife poised over Issac's throat and the people shown are believably middle eastern with a variety of races included. The translation is the contemporary English version, which seems to be the standard for children's bibles. Headings make it fairly easy for children to locate the passage they're looking for so Bible study discussions are not consumed with trying to get everyone on the same page! Maps and supplimentary material are helpful in familarizing the children with the organization of the bible. Overall we thought it was the best choice of the ones we reviewed.|
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