Egermeier's® Bible Storybook for Beginners is adapted from the popular classic Egermeier's® Bible Story Book which has sold millions of copies and is beloved by generations of children and adults alike.
Designed for a younger audience, Egermeier's® Bible Storybook for Beginners features shorter versions of 19 of the best-loved stories from the original book, both Old and New Testaments, while retaining the traditional storytelling style Elsie Egermeier was famous for. Colorful new artwork by Pat Paris helps children understand the stories as a parent, Sunday school teacher or other adult reads to them. Little children should be able to retell each story for themselves based on what they see in the artwork. This Bible storybook is purposefully smaller so that young children can carry it, help turn the pages, and take ownership of it—making it a special Bible "just for me!"
Each story is written in an engaging, easy-to-understand style and is biblically accurate without doctrinal bias. Many readers of the original storybook have continued to buy it generation after generation because of the integrity of the stories and their ability to convey biblical truth. Egermeier's® Bible Storybook for Beginners maintains these values while providing for the needs of today's children with up-to-date, yet traditional, artwork and simplified stories appropriate for young children. This book will be a wonderful tool to build a foundation of faith that will last a lifetime.
Table of Contents
Stories from the Old Testament
How the World Was Made
Adam and Eve
Joseph and His Colorful Coat
A Baby and a Basket
God Speaks to Samuel
David and Goliath
Jonah and the Big Fish
Daniel in the Lions' Den
Brave Queen Esther
Stories from the New Testament
Jesus Is Born
When Jesus Was a Boy
A Boy's Lunch Basket
Jesus Blesses the Little Children
Zacchaeus Climbs a Tree
Jesus Rides into Jerusalem as King
Judas Betrays Jesus
The Darkest Day in All the World
Jesus Rises from the Dead
About the Author: Elsie Egermeier
Elsie Egermeier had a great love for children. As a young teen, she developed an interest in writing that later became a calling from God. When she wrote the Christian classic, Egermeier's® Bible Story Book, she tested what she wrote by reading it to children to be sure they understood and enjoyed the stories.
About the Illustrator: Pat Paris
Pat Paris has illustrated over 50 books in her career. Her colorful children's illustrations are animated and fun. Pat says, "I was inspired to illustrate this book from my religious background and the stories read to me as a child. I hope children enjoy these stories as much as I did."