"Stretching across both the Old and New Testaments, this heirloom edition provides readers with the tales of the Bible in an easy-to-navigate, storybook format."
I was impressed with the book as soon as I saw it because the stories are written in chronological order and most are only a couple pages in length. To me, that makes this book an excellent starting point for those new to the Bible, as well as a great reference tool for those of us familiar with the Bible. (Especially since each of the 250 selections has a very commonsense title.) And, though, much of the actual Bible is missing, I still believe this book is worth having on your shelf.
I prefer the NIV translation for my personal Bible, but I didn't mind the NKJV at all. I also believe that it's understandable enough that children could benefit from sharing in this book. The "short story" format is another bonus for children, too.
This book is beautiful inside and out, and I would totally recommend it for personal use and as a gift.
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