The Catholic Children's Bible (paperback)
Good News Translation
Introducing The Catholic Children’s Bible, the first-ever complete Catholic children’s Bible, only from Saint Mary’s Press, that not only inspires but empowers children to read, live, and love the full Word of God.
- Children will know and understand God’s saving plan revealed through 125 featured story spreads highlighting key Bible passages.
- Vibrant illustrations and borders immediately engage children and allow them to dive in to Scripture and become immersed in the stories.
- Understand It!, Live It!, and Tell It! sections help bring God’s Word to life for the youngest of readers.
- Unique navigational features designed specifically for early readers help children easily locate passages and stories.
- Intentional design elements such as fonts built for early readers, increased line spacing, bold vocabulary words, colorized text, minimal hyphenation, and simple column dividers help make this a Bible children can read on their own.
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Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
Translation: Good News Translation
Copyright: Feb. 4, 2013
Size: 6.625 x 10
Length: 2000 pages
By Bridget Simpson, Pensacola/Tallahassee FL.
By Pat Solenski, St. Anthony Parish Religious Education, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
By Claudia Lugo, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Chino Hills, CA.
By Silvia Zaborowski, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Buckeye Lake, OH.
By A. Karina Plascencia, parent and catechist, Office of Religious Education, Los Angeles, California.
By Priscilla Santi, Director of Religious Education, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Maricopa, AZ.
By Gina Esposito, St. Mary's Parish, OH.
The Catholic Children’s Bible
The pages are well laid out with large print and adequate spacing. Age-appropriate pictures are placed throughout the book. Colored tabs help to locate the various biblical books. In lieu of footnotes an asterisk appears after some versus, indicating that more information can be found in the Appendix at the end of the book. There one also finds a Bible Time Line, helpful maps, and aspects of Catholic culture such as the list of corporal and spiritual works of mercy, basic prayers, an explanation of the rosary, and a list of biblical passages for “special times.” This is a fine resource for children.
Review by Bible Today, July 2013
The Catholic Children’s Bible
For the first time, children in second, third and fourth grades have a complete Catholic Bible to call their own. All 73 books of the Bible will inspire children to read the full word of God.
Age-appropriate language, color-coded divisions, larger font size and 125 two-page illustrated story spreads of key passages make this a great choice for home and classroom.
Good News Translation Catholic Edition. Ages 7 and older.
Review by Kerry Crawford and Patricia A. Crawford, Register Correspondent-National Catholic Register
The Catholic Children's Bible by Saint Mary's Press
There are 125 specially featured Bible stories, packed with extra illustrations, explanations, ways to “live it!” and an opportunity to re- “tell it!” for deeper understanding.
Extra notes, Bible pictures, Bible Time Line, Maps, Catholic Practices and Catholic Prayers are included in the back, as well as critical Bible references for times when you really need them.
In addition to a healthy explanation of the format of the Bible in books, chapters and verses, The Catholic Children’s Bible sports colorful embedded tabs to articulate the various Books of the Bible, (visible from the side of the book) and a continuous bar of color at the bottom of the page showing the organization of these books into sections.
The imprimatur is included for the text of the articles and introductions, as well as for the text of the Good News Translation, Catholic Edition.
Review by Monica McConkey-Equipping Catholic Families
The Catholic Children's Bible
Besides including the entire Bible text of the Good News Translation (GNT), The Catholic Children's Bible features 125 Bible stories that help children to understand, live, and tell others of God's love.
Review by Mary Harwell Sayler-Bible Reviewer