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The Bible Story (Ten Volume Set)

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Beautifully written by renowned children's author, Arthur S. Maxwell (aka Uncle Arthur), and illustrated on almost every page. These fine, hardcover books are the most comprehensive set of Bible stories for children that we have seen. This set has the quoted Bible texts taken from the New International Version (NIV). * Written especially for the elementary school ages, eas ...more
Published 1975 by Pacific Press Publishing
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Joseph The Bible Story quotes from KJV, yes. It's well-made and beautifully illustrated. I fully recommend it!
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Spider the Doof Warrior
I didn't read all of these but, a lot of this is not appropriate for children. Like when Lot offered his daughters to angels and then Lot's daughters got him drunk and had sex with him.

Or when bears ate CHILDREN for making fun of a prophet's bald head.

The bible is scary.
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read these, cover to cover, as a pre-teen. I remember them fondly. Great story telling and illustrations.
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read this set as a child more than once and I am reading it again now to a group of kids for church. They still enjoy the set today.
Tuesday Kuykendall
Jun 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
These were about all I was allowed to read when I was a child. Fortunately he's pretty good writing childrens stories.
Apr 13, 2020 rated it liked it
The story is bullshit propaganda that's been used for millennia to justify hatred, bigotry, genocide, and murder. The illustrations are beautiful, though.
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bible
This is the way to do a Bible, multiple books so that there's time to explore all the stories.
However, there are some quirky theological points here. Did Adam & Eve really think salvation would come in their life time? I don't know. And yes, we are awaiting Jesus' return, but he has already defeated Satan. His life, death and resurrection have already fulfilled the prophecy. Am I really awaiting the restoration of Eden or something much better?
His explanation of why God prefers Abel's s
Aug 17, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: everybody
I've completed the 1st 2 volumes. Currently, on business trip so will be continuing volume 3 when i get back. 'The Bible Story' tells the stories of the bible from GEnesis till REvelation. It is very easy to understand and the author writes it in such a way that he relates real life to the stories from the bible.
To be honest, i seldom pick up the bible to read, because i find it too dry and too thick. this book is a good start for me, there are illustrations to help you to imagine. THe more i r
Asuna Yuki
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
very understandable and could be read by kids
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
great for children.. gives moral lesson
Mar 20, 2007 rated it really liked it
My parents got this, the Holy Bible, Uncle Arthur's Bedtime Stories, the AMA Family Guide and the MW Dictionary so they could get free pans...or something. These books kept me busy.
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: childhood
I grew up with this set. My dad, a holiness pastor, had censored the stories that differed from his own theology: a big X over certain passages with a note that read, "False doctrine."
Jan 12, 2015 marked it as to-read
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