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Green Bible Stories for Children
Beginning with the story of Creation, the Bible teaches us to use and respect the land, conserve natural resources, and save energy. The Bible stories of Noah, Abraham, Joshua and others are retold, and reinforced with activities that will help young readers understand how to nurture and protect the environment.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Kar-Ben Publishing
(first published January 1st 2011)
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The concept here was interesting. However, the stories are geared toward a certain audience- specifically Jewish. I have no qualms with this, but some bits are a little hard to follow for the non-Jewish readers who will undoubtedly pick the book up. Additionally, I had some trouble with a few theological aspects of this book. On the first page, we are given an account of the creation story of Genesis. It closes with a statement along the lines of "then God was tired, so he rested." Well, I do no ...more
Sep 06, 2014 Samantha Godsy rated it it was ok
I agree with fellow reviewers that this book would certainly be most applicable to Jewish readers. However, all of the stories featured in the book should be familiar to any Bible reader. While certainly an entertaining read, I was not entirely comfortable with the interpretive liberties taken by the author. The environmental message often felt forced. I lead a creation care club for youth and, though I would not recommend the book outright to any of my students, I would pick and choose notes an ...more