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Child's Story of the Bible Kindle Edition

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

About the Author

Born in Manchester, New York, Mary Artemisia Lathbury (1814-1913) was a artist, author, and hymn-writer. After studying at an art school in Worcester, Massachusetts, she taught drawing, painting, and French at seminaries and institutes in Vermont and New York State. In 1874, she became assistant editor for the Picture Lessons Paper. She wrote and illustrated juvenile stories and poems for St. Nicholas, Harper’s Young People, Wide Awake, and various church papers and magazines. Collections of her work include Fleda and the Voice (1876), fairy tales; Out of Darkness into Light (1878), poems; Idyls of the Months (1885); and The Child’s Story of the Bible (1898)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 323 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TRWQR0
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa23e5a20) out of 5 stars Bible stories rewritten for children June 30 2013
By J. Chambers - Published on
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The stories in Child's Story of the Bible were written by Mary A. Lathbury, a children's book author and hymn writer who died at the age of 52 in 1913. The introduction to the book was written by a contemporary of Ms. Lathbury, John H. Vincent, an American Methodist Episcopal Bishop (the Methodist Episcopal Church is now known as the United Methodist Church).

The stories follow approximately the chronology of the Bible, but the New Testament stories end with the Ascension of Jesus. The stories are by no means an attempt to summarize each book of the Bible, but instead they're a compilation of the better known Bible stories written in a language that children can understand. The stories were written more than a century ago, and the writing in most cases does not sound as stilted or awkward as you might expect. In fact, much of the writing sounds remarkably modern-day.

The Bible is a treasure trove of great literary stories, and the author did an impressive job of rewriting many of these stories for children.

Note 1: The original 1898 edition of the book included more than seventy illustrations, but this version does not include the illustrations.

Note 2: In the table of contents, the New Testament is incorrectly called the Old Testament (this is around Kindle location 73).
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2350774) out of 5 stars Good Book! Jan. 29 2012
By William Dennis Ely, Jr. - Published on
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I got this book to read to my children but the pictures are old and they did not enjoy the pictures as well as i thought they would. The stories are good as always.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa30a8024) out of 5 stars children's bible stories March 12 2012
By bear - Published on
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My children really love the book. Having a book of Bible stories for my kids is a really good tool to help them understand the Bible and it's importance.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1edee04) out of 5 stars childrens bible story book Sept. 23 2012
By appy77 - Published on
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Very well written story book with many illustrations,pictures,etc. Would recommend this book to others to purchase to read to their children.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa23c5be8) out of 5 stars My 3 yr old loves the writing Sept. 16 2012
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I read from this every night at bedtime to my 3 year old. She loves it. The stories are true to the gospel but written in a way that my kid loves listening to. They are not confusing but simple yet they still capture the spirit of the story. Some nights I continue to read even after she has fallen asleep because this is so well written. You won't go wrong with this purchase.