In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
At first a shoreless ocean covered a coal-black planet. Then God stepped into the inky nothingness and spoke. At the sound of His voice, dazzling light drove back the darkness. With a word God created all that is: sea and sky, wren and orchid, lamb and salmon. Finally He took a lump of clay, shaped it into human form, and breathed it to life. Eyelids fluttered and opened in wonder. God smiled. “Welcome to Eden,” He said.
But sin invaded Paradise, bringing death. And so began the grand story of redemption: the tragedy of Cain and Abel. Enoch’s walk with God. Noah’s ark and the great Flood. Babel’s confusion of languages.
It’s all in these pages, beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned art. A full glossary explains the meaning of names from the first 11 chapters of Genesis. There is something for every member of the family, with differing styles and levels of writing for different ages. Advanced readers will enjoy the sampling of Creation and Flood accounts drawn from other cultures. The Bible stories themselves are on a fifth-grade level, followed by a simpler version of the same story written for tiny tots.
The Family Bible Story series sets new standards of excellence with its vivid tales for kids of all ages that spark the imagination and nourish the soul.