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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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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. ...more
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
Sandy Duncan
Loved these books as a child and now reading them to my child. These books do a wonderful job of bringing the Bible to life and making it easier to understand in modern English without compromising the original meaning. Highly recommend!
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
Aristeo Gabriel
Apr 08, 2022 rated it it was amazing
we have this collection in our home, this books reminds me of my childhood days, i was 4 years old the time my mother bought this bible story book collection. One of my favorite story of the book was the story of Noah and the great flood, i remember when i was 5 years old i used to open this book and i used to read and look at the pictures. the book chapters 1, 2 and 3 are most of my favorite. These books are good for kids. Its a good to have this kind of book in our home.
Aug 17, 2007 rated it liked it
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
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. ...more
Jace Aiden
Apr 13, 2020 rated it did not like it
The story is bullshit propaganda that's been used for millennia to justify hatred, bigotry, genocide, and murder. The illustrations are beautiful, though. ...more
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." ...more
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: little-library, own
Contains some beautiful illustrations, copies of absolutely stunning paintings. Sometimes the stories contain way too much moralizing. Let the kids figure out the moral by themselves.
Jan 12, 2015 marked it as to-read
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