Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Pajama Bible

The moment when you put your child to bed is a precious time. My Pajama Bible by Andy Holmes and illustrated by Tim O'Connor is a children's Bible with 30 short bedtime Bible stories that are great for those sleepy times!

The Bible stories included are: God Made the World, Adam and Eve, Noah, Joseph and His Coat, Moses in the Basket, Crossing the Red Sea, The Talking Donkey, The Walls of Jericho, Samson, Naomi and Ruth, David Fights Goliath, David and Jonathan, Birds Feed Elijah, Esther, Daniel in the Lion's Den, Jonah, Baby Jesus, Jesus as a Boy in the Temple, John the Baptist, John Baptizes Jesus, Jesus Was a Teacher, Jesus Calms the Storm, Jesus Helps Jairus's Daughter, Jesus Feeds a Lot of People, The Good Samaritan, The Lost Lamb, The Lost Son, Zacchaeus, Jesus Rides a Donkey, and Jesus Lives.

Each page spread includes a colorful illustration of the Bible story on the left, and the Bible story, written in rhyme, and a sweet bedtime picture on the right. All the children pictured are wearing their pajamas! The Scripture that the story came from is also included.

The Creation story is told in this way:

"God made the world with his own hands --
The sun, the sky, the trees, the lands.
God made the animals, birds, and fish --
Some run, some fly, and some go swish.
God made the bears, the bugs, the bees.
God made the butterflies and fleas.
God made man. He made woman too --
Every person, including YOU!"

What I Like: The stories are told in a simple, but biblically correct way. I like the way that the author handled the story of Adam and Eve, "Pleasing God had made both of them glad. Not pleasing God made them both feel bad."

What I Dislike: The rhyme tends to be a little awkward in spots, but this doesn't take away from the book's appeal. I do think that this little Bible is better for preschoolers because the stories are so very simply stated.

Overall Rating: Very Good

Age Appeal: The publisher says ages 4-7 , but I think this book is more appropriate for ages 3-5.

Publisher Info: Tyndale House, 2008; ISBN:1414312636; Hardcover $12.99.

Buy it Now at Christianbook.com for $10.99.

OR Buy it at Amazon.com for $11.04.

Special Info: This Bible is also available in Spanish. Also, parents may want to be aware that Jesus is pictured in many of the stories.

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1 comment:

Jean said...

Sounds cute. But only 30 stories. Maybe they'll produce others.