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The children's Bible loved by generations of families! This beloved edition of the world's greatest book, beautifully illustrated and written in a clear, simple style for children, has been approved by an editorial board consisting of leaders from the Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish faiths. It consists of six parts: parts one through four drawn from the Old Testament, part The children's Bible loved by generations of families! This beloved edition of the world's greatest book, beautifully illustrated and written in a clear, simple style for children, has been approved by an editorial board consisting of leaders from the Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish faiths. It consists of six parts: parts one through four drawn from the Old Testament, parts five and six from the New Testament. Each page is alive with stories of every sort of people, their words and deeds, and notated with the books of the Bible they are taken from. . . a perfect introduction to the Bible for young people.


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The children's Bible loved by generations of families! This beloved edition of the world's greatest book, beautifully illustrated and written in a clear, simple style for children, has been approved by an editorial board consisting of leaders from the Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish faiths. It consists of six parts: parts one through four drawn from the Old Testament, part The children's Bible loved by generations of families! This beloved edition of the world's greatest book, beautifully illustrated and written in a clear, simple style for children, has been approved by an editorial board consisting of leaders from the Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish faiths. It consists of six parts: parts one through four drawn from the Old Testament, parts five and six from the New Testament. Each page is alive with stories of every sort of people, their words and deeds, and notated with the books of the Bible they are taken from. . . a perfect introduction to the Bible for young people.

30 review for The Golden Children's Bible

  1. 5 out of 5

    mark monday

    an enjoyable introduction to the Bible, if you're into that kind of thing. bogs down a bit during the new testament. the vivid, technicolor illustrations are what have stuck with me over the years; i think they are pretty much the visual template for all of my most memorable dreams. for that, i thank you Golden Children's Bible! i still bring this one down from the shelf from time to time, if only to appreciate the cinematic imagery. __________ so mom and dad bought this one for me. i'm not sure w an enjoyable introduction to the Bible, if you're into that kind of thing. bogs down a bit during the new testament. the vivid, technicolor illustrations are what have stuck with me over the years; i think they are pretty much the visual template for all of my most memorable dreams. for that, i thank you Golden Children's Bible! i still bring this one down from the shelf from time to time, if only to appreciate the cinematic imagery. __________ so mom and dad bought this one for me. i'm not sure why - when i was growing up, dad was an atheist and mom thought God was a floaty energy type being. but it definitely came from the terrible twosome because young mark monday apparently had to sign the nameplate for them: i am assuming that "insighned" actually meant "unsigned". must be, right? i'm also sorta disappointed that i neglected to put down an actual date. __________ and now here is my current Favorite Awesome Review, brought to you by Moe, for this book right here! I was curious about Adam and Eve and mom said this book has some awesome stories in it. It's not a book I'm going to read all the way through because it is already making me crazy with all the boring stuff. I read about Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah's Ark, and the Tower of Babel. These stories can be good but some are sad. I liked the story of the serpent in the garden the best. I thought the story of Babel was sad because all of these people wanted to make it up all the way to god and actually achieve a goal, but god ruined it for everybody. I would like them all working together. So far, the Christian god isn't very nice in these stories. I thought he was nice, but now he's all "You should do everything my way instead of yours."

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Got this for my seven year old, we enjoy reading it together!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ruth

    I received this book as a gift when I was a child. Even though my faith has change courses I hang on to this book because of the memories of reading it as a child. I loved the illustrations then and they are still striking.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    This is my very favorite Children's Bible. I have read quite a few, and gave the others away. This is very good, very sound, without bias. It is an Illustrated Bible, not a book of Bible stories. I read it with my 5 and 7 year old boys every morning during Morning Time. This is my very favorite Children's Bible. I have read quite a few, and gave the others away. This is very good, very sound, without bias. It is an Illustrated Bible, not a book of Bible stories. I read it with my 5 and 7 year old boys every morning during Morning Time.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Moe

    I was curious about Adam and Eve and mom said this book has some awesome stories in it. It's not a book I'm going to read all the way through because it is already making me crazy with all the boring stuff. I read about Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah's Ark, and the Tower of Babel. These stories can be good but some are sad. I liked the story of the serpent in the garden the best. I thought the story of Babel was sad because all of these people wanted to make it up all the way to god I was curious about Adam and Eve and mom said this book has some awesome stories in it. It's not a book I'm going to read all the way through because it is already making me crazy with all the boring stuff. I read about Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah's Ark, and the Tower of Babel. These stories can be good but some are sad. I liked the story of the serpent in the garden the best. I thought the story of Babel was sad because all of these people wanted to make it up all the way to god and actually achieve a goal, but god ruined it for everybody. I would like them all working together. So far, the Christian god isn't very nice in these stories. I thought he was nice, but now he's all "You should do everything my way instead of yours."

  6. 4 out of 5

    Cindy DeLong

    I absolutely love this book. My mom got it for my sister and I when we were only a few years old. I read it on my own from cover to cover during fifth grade. I couldn't get enough of the wonderful stories. I remember being disappointed when it ended, I wanted to read more. My mom would have claimed we were Catholic even though we seldom went to church. As an adult, I still have this book, but even more important - I have Jesus in my heart! :o) I absolutely love this book. My mom got it for my sister and I when we were only a few years old. I read it on my own from cover to cover during fifth grade. I couldn't get enough of the wonderful stories. I remember being disappointed when it ended, I wanted to read more. My mom would have claimed we were Catholic even though we seldom went to church. As an adult, I still have this book, but even more important - I have Jesus in my heart! :o)

  7. 4 out of 5

    Steve Dustcircle

    All the juicy stories about murder, rape and child-stoning are left out. Incomplete.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Julie Suzanne

    This edition has a warm bookplate saying that it belongs to me and was a gift from the "Easter Bunny." I remember that Easter, and I was actually thrilled to get this hefty book that made a resonant thump when I flicked it. It was the biggest book I had ever owned, and I was determined to read it. I remember laying on my brass daybed for hours on boring Sunday afternoons, those days before Nintendo moved in and there were only 36 channels on tv from which to choose. I interrupted my bouts of rea This edition has a warm bookplate saying that it belongs to me and was a gift from the "Easter Bunny." I remember that Easter, and I was actually thrilled to get this hefty book that made a resonant thump when I flicked it. It was the biggest book I had ever owned, and I was determined to read it. I remember laying on my brass daybed for hours on boring Sunday afternoons, those days before Nintendo moved in and there were only 36 channels on tv from which to choose. I interrupted my bouts of reading with deep inhalations of the new-book smell, nose pressed to the crease in the center of the book, imagining how it would feel to have read the entire bible. I almost made it....looking back through the stories, I can clearly remember which ones, about 3/4ths of the way in, that I skipped, thinking that they weren't really important stories anyway. The following Christmas, I asked Aunt Nancy for a new, teenaged version of the bible "The Precious Moments Bible" with cute pastel pictures in it, with real-life numbers on thin, amazingly opaque papers. Details of my first moments caressing that bible are just as vivid. Anyway, I think the replacement is why I never fully reached my ambitious goal of reading this in its entirety, but I thought that the stories were fascinating, especially because of the gaudy illustrations. Now that it has piqued my son's curiosity and has been taken off the neglected bookshelf, I realize with a bit of shame that I never questioned the stories at all, never read with a critical eye, until I was 13. My son, on the other hand, critiqued it right away, pointing out plot holes and interpreted the stories messages with ease, even though he's only 9. Perhaps the fact that his goal was not to get through it, but to enjoy it, that led to such different experiences. Or maybe it's because it was presented to me as a history book instead of a book of myths. Anyway, I enjoyed the book when I was young, and see it as the world's cheesiest book ever, now. But I'd probably recommend it to Christian children.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Connie Rossini

    From my 100-word-or-less recommendations on my blog, Contemplative Homeschool: Beautiful, traditional language. The Bible, slightly edited–not a book of paraphrased Bible stories. Artwork inspired by the masters. Perfect for narrations. Large, durable format. Nothing inappropriate for kids. The best children’s Bible I’ve seen–and I’ve seen a lot! A classic. Great Christmas gift for your grandkids or godchild. Two criticisms: 1) Blond-haired Jesus. I view this as inculturation. 2) Follows the Prote From my 100-word-or-less recommendations on my blog, Contemplative Homeschool: Beautiful, traditional language. The Bible, slightly edited–not a book of paraphrased Bible stories. Artwork inspired by the masters. Perfect for narrations. Large, durable format. Nothing inappropriate for kids. The best children’s Bible I’ve seen–and I’ve seen a lot! A classic. Great Christmas gift for your grandkids or godchild. Two criticisms: 1) Blond-haired Jesus. I view this as inculturation. 2) Follows the Protestant canon. You’ll have to supplement for the seven missing books.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

    I love this Bible. It was given to me by my aunt for my birthday in 1975, according to the inscription at the front of the book, and it has had a cherished place on my bookshelf ever since. I remember my mom reading to me from this book when I was a child. Now, I have read to my daughter from the same book. Wonderful tellings of Bible stories, with wonderful illustrations to go along with them. This is a keeper for me.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    A previous reviewer sort of slammed the illustrator (Jose Miralles), but toss that aside. Miralles' work is a joy and is reminiscent of the Old Masters, as if Rembrandt was infused with the dynamism of Burne Hogarth. Phenomenal, beautiful work by gifted artist. A previous reviewer sort of slammed the illustrator (Jose Miralles), but toss that aside. Miralles' work is a joy and is reminiscent of the Old Masters, as if Rembrandt was infused with the dynamism of Burne Hogarth. Phenomenal, beautiful work by gifted artist.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Danny

    My favorite childhood Bible growing up. Interesting compilation by Protestant, Catholic and Jewish scholars. Fairly accurate to the Scriptures

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tanya

    I grew up with this Bible - I remember reading it on Sundays when I first learned to read. The picture of Sampson and Delilah really sticks in my mind!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    This Bible was a chronological story of the Bible slightly condensed (mainly the epistles in the NT, after a tiny summary of why this write wrote this and to whom only a section of the letter was included). 1965 Copyright obvious by using "ass" instead of "donkey" and quite often, but it was a read aloud so I just randomly picked up because we read through different Children's Bibles so I just substituted out loud. Text is not dumbed down for kids. Not for the keep pile. This Bible was a chronological story of the Bible slightly condensed (mainly the epistles in the NT, after a tiny summary of why this write wrote this and to whom only a section of the letter was included). 1965 Copyright obvious by using "ass" instead of "donkey" and quite often, but it was a read aloud so I just randomly picked up because we read through different Children's Bibles so I just substituted out loud. Text is not dumbed down for kids. Not for the keep pile.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Clint the Cool Guy

    Good children’s bible. The golden-haired, blue-eyed Jesus is kind of goofy. But others here have remarked enough on that already. Just kind of shows the old-fashioned / possibly casually racist sensibilities of the time this was written. (1965?) Looking beyond that, it’s all still really good art though. Very realistic and cool-looking.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Genette

    This children's Bible is one of my favorite references for understanding the basics of biblical context. I honestly believe that anyone of any religious leaning who wants to understand western media should use this or a similar text to learn the symbolism and themes prevalent in our culture. This children's Bible is one of my favorite references for understanding the basics of biblical context. I honestly believe that anyone of any religious leaning who wants to understand western media should use this or a similar text to learn the symbolism and themes prevalent in our culture.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kristen Baddeley

    Beautiful language, based on the King James Bible. It is simplified just the right amount!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Telps

    This was actually my first Bible. It was an enjoyable read.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    It seems that if you need to read some Bible stories with kids the only choices you have are either cartoony, goofy, silly versions, or versions with lofty language that are just plain boring. This was the latter. Basically, we got what we needed from it, and now we are done. I don't think we will spend much time revisiting this version. It seems that if you need to read some Bible stories with kids the only choices you have are either cartoony, goofy, silly versions, or versions with lofty language that are just plain boring. This was the latter. Basically, we got what we needed from it, and now we are done. I don't think we will spend much time revisiting this version.

  20. 5 out of 5

    SJ Loria

    My favorite Bible growing up, probably due to the awesome paintings. It was this book that introduced me to Sampson. I would read that story over and over and go wow, this is cool but what the heck does this have to do with the g-o-d? Still don't have an answer, but still think the illustrations are awesome. My favorite Bible growing up, probably due to the awesome paintings. It was this book that introduced me to Sampson. I would read that story over and over and go wow, this is cool but what the heck does this have to do with the g-o-d? Still don't have an answer, but still think the illustrations are awesome.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Lea

    These illustrations are the ones you remember from your childhood. The language is close to a Scripture reading without "dumbing it down." Perfect for a regular Bible reading with children. These illustrations are the ones you remember from your childhood. The language is close to a Scripture reading without "dumbing it down." Perfect for a regular Bible reading with children.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    Finished for the 2nd time (and now on to my 3rd time). It’s my favorite children’s Bible of the number I’ve read. Great for elementary and middle school ages.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mara

  24. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elyzabeth wynn

  26. 5 out of 5

    E.G. Manetti

  27. 5 out of 5

    Pauline

  28. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

  30. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

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