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Children of God Storybook Bible
by Desmond Tutu
Desmond Tutu retells more than fifty of his most beloved stories, artfully highlighting God’s desire for all people to love one another and to find peace and forgiveness in their hearts. Many of the finest artists from around the world have been selected to illustrate the stories. In an attempt to create the first truly global Bible for children, the artists have been invi ...more
Hardcover, 127 pages
Published August 14th 2010 by Zondervan
(first published June 24th 2010)
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This is my daughters' favorite book. We read it just about every day. The illustrations are beautiful and the story--as told my Archbishop Desmond Tutu--highlights what's best about the Bible: compassion,kindness, justice, peace, and hope. Highly recommended for families!
Stories narrated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu—YouTube preview: http://youtu.be/utk6ihpapf4
Archbishop Tutu, Seattle, WA 2011: http://tinyurl.com/6rgnv9w
Children of God, Storybook Bible, Deluxe Slip-cover Edition includes Complete Book and Audio CD’s, by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Zondervan, 2010, Ages 4 and up, 128 Pages, ISBN-13: 978-031071912, $18.99
Archbishop Tutu’s internationally acclaimed storybook Bible for children contains more than fifty much-loved Bible stories that teach God’s love, peace ...more
I was looking for an illustrated Bible with racial diversity and this one is really lovely. Each Bible story fills a 2 or 4 page spread and is illustrated by a different artist. The colors in the book are rich and inviting and Desmond Tutu's interpretations of the stories are simple and nicely done. Each story ends with a single sentence prayer that relates to the story. Nice for bedtime reading.
This is by far the best Children's storybook Bible I've come by. Finally, we hear the stories paraphrased as Jesus would speak them. Many Children's resources tell the biblical stories through a platonic lens with "hope" being some kind of non-bodied existence somewhere else (not here). Jesus' teaching goes the other direction and Tutu's paraphrase helps us see that hope is born through compassion and is rooted in this time and place. "May your kingdom come," Jesus said.
What a beautiful narration and illustration of the stories of the Bible! Storyteller Bishop Desmond Tutu and the artists from all over the world whose drawings grace the book have combined to give us a joyous, insightful sharing of Scripture. I got a copy for my granddaughter. It blessed me in the reading.
Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. In 1984, Tutu became the second South African to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Tutu was the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern A ...moreMore about Desmond Tutu...