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Misses the point
on 25 February 2013
We chose this Bible because of the audio CD and to start with were very pleased - it is simply told, not too long, and covers lots of Bible stories while trying to explain some of the big themes that run through the Bible, much in the style of a Graeme Goldsworthy inspired Bible overview..... However, it uses a lot of 'concept' words which were a little over my son's head, and after a closer look I felt it was out of balance.
We learn that God is good, keeps his promises and wants to bless, and also about obedience, sin, punishment, judgement and anger - but God's love is only mentioned in passing, and the words compassion, grace and mercy are not there at all.
It might be good as an 'extra' resource, to show how some stories link together, but I would not recommend this as a child's main Bible, as the Bible's repeated description of God's character, 'gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love' is almost missed out altogether.