IN THIS MAGNIFICENTLY illustrated edition of the Bible, all the best-loved stories of both Old and New Testaments are retold for young readers by Selina Hastings. Her fluent, lively style reflects the character and poetry of the original, while vivid and finely detailed illustrations by Eric Thomas bring to life the people and places referred to in the stories.
To help explain the stories and set them in their historical and geographical context, background information is included, together with color photographs and maps of places mentioned in the Bible. These include places associated with the main events of the Bible, such as Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments, and the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the setting of many of Jesus' miracles. Photographs of people, plants, animals, and artifacts are also featured: the lilies of the field, the cedars of Lebanon, and the kinds of gifts the wise men might have brought to Jesus. The combination of color photographs and illustrations gives children an exciting and completely new visual approach to the Bible.
The Children's Illustrated Bible has been carefully prepared with a panel of religious consultants, historians, educators, and scholars. Its unique qualities - clear text, beautiful illustrations, stunning photographs - make this illustrated Bible a continual source of inspiration and pleasure for the whole family.