The Sweetest Story Bible

Author: Diane Stortz
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310425212
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The Sweetest Thing of AllThe sweetest things surround your little girl’s life: hearts and flowers, kittens and puppies, umbrellas and tea parties, kisses and hugs. But the sweetest thing of all in her life is God’s love.The Sweetest Story Bible includes forty carefully selected Bible stories that show how much God loves his people and your little girl. Sweet thoughts to think about and easy Scripture verses to remember are included with each story to connect a little girl’s life to God’s Word. This storybook Bible will help her see just how wonderful God’s love really is.

La historia mas dulce The Sweetest Story Bible

Author: Diane Stortz
Publisher: Vida
ISBN: 0829782737
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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La Cosa Más dulce de todasLas cosas más dulces rodean la vida de su pequeñina: corazones y flores, gatitos y perritos, paraguas y juegos de té, besos y abrazos. Esta Biblia es una selección de historias escogidas que muestran el verdadero amor de Dios hacia ellas. Una colección hermosa que su niña no olvidará jamás.The Sweetest Thing of All The sweetest thing surrounds your little girl’s life: hearts and flowers, kittens and puppies, umbrellas and tea parties, kisses and hugs. A collection of carefully selected Bible stories that show them God’s amazing love for them. Your little girl will never forget this beautiful collection.

The Sweetest Story Bible Cover Pack

Author: Diane Stortz
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310736660
Format: PDF
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For a limited time only, the popular Sweetest Story Bible will be packaged with a durable cover priced for gift-giving.

God s Words to Dream on

Author: Diane Stortz
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781400209354
Format: PDF, Docs
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With engaging Bible stories, beautiful prayers, and colorful illustrations, God's Words to Dream On offers a simple way to keep a bedtime routine with your child that will foster not only a love of reading but also a love of God's Word.

Say and Pray Bible

Author: Diane Stortz
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 0718036573
Format: PDF
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Simple Bible stories for ages 1–4 years are presented with simple text and colorful objects for kids to point and name, appealing to parents looking to introduce their toddlers to God's word in an engaging, age-appropriate way. Hear the Bible story, say the verse, pray, and find key objects on the page.

Words to Dream On

Author: Diane Stortz
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
ISBN: 9780529111012
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More than 50 stories from the Old and New Testaments—selected and retold for young children with a focus on God's love, care, protection, trustworthiness and power—create an overview of the entire story arc of the Bible.

Children s Bibles in America

Author: Russell W. Dalton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567660168
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Children's Bibles have been among the most popular and influential types of religious publications in the United States, providing many Americans with their first formative experiences of the Bible and its stories. In Children's Bibles in America, Russell W. Dalton explores the variety of ways in which children's Bibles have adapted, illustrated, and retold Bible stories for children throughout U.S. history. This reception history of the story of Noah as it appears in children's Bibles provides striking examples of the multivalence and malleability of biblical texts, and offers intriguing snapshots of American culture and American religion in their most basic forms. Dalton demonstrates the ways in which children's Bibles reflect and reveal America's diverse and changing beliefs about God, childhood, morality, and what must be passed on to the next generation. Dalton uses the popular story of Noah's ark as a case study, exploring how it has been adapted and appropriated to serve in a variety of social agendas. Throughout America's history, the image of God in children's Bible adaptations of the story of Noah has ranged from that of a powerful, angry God who might destroy children at any time to that of a friendly God who will always keep children safe. At the same time, Noah has been lifted up as a model of virtues ranging from hard work and humble obedience to patience and positive thinking. Dalton explores these uses of the story of Noah and more as he engages the fields of biblical studies, the history of religion in America, religious education, childhood studies, and children's literature.

The Bible in American Life

Author: Peter Johannes Thuesen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190468912
Format: PDF, Kindle
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There is a paradox in American Christianity. According to Gallup, nearly eight in ten Americans regard the Bible as either the literal word of God or the inspired by God. At the same time, surveys have revealed gaps in these same Americans' biblical literacy. These discrepancies reveal the complex relationship between American Christians and Holy Writ, a subject that is widely acknowledged but rarely investigated. The Bible in American Life is a sustained, collaborative reflection on the ways Americans use the Bible in their personal lives. It also considers how other influences, including religious communities and the internet, shape individuals' comprehension of scripture. Employing both quantitative methods (the General Social Survey and the National Congregations Study) and qualitative research (historical studies for context), The Bible in American Life provides an unprecedented perspective on the Bible's role outside of worship, in the lived religion of a broad cross-section of Americans both now and in the past. The Bible has been central to Christian practice, and has functioned as a cultural touchstone, throughout American history, but too little is known about how people engage it every day. How do people read the Bible for themselves outside of worship? How have denominational and parachurch publications influenced the interpretation and application of scripture? How have clergy and congregations influenced individual understandings of scripture? These questions are especially pressing in a time when denominations are losing much of their traditional cultural authority, technology is changing reading and cognitive habits, and subjective experience is continuing to eclipse textual authority as the mark of true religion. From the broadest scale imaginable, national survey data about all Americans, down to the smallest details, such as the portrayal of Noah and his ark in children's Bibles, this book offers insight and illumination from scholars across the intellectual spectrum. It will be useful and informative for scholars seeking to understand changes in American Christianity as well as clergy seeking more effective ways to preach and teach about scripture in a changing environment.

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in America

Author: Paul Gutjahr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190258853
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Early Americans have long been considered "A People of the Book" Because the nickname was coined primarily to invoke close associations between Americans and the Bible, it is easy to overlook the central fact that it was a book-not a geographic location, a monarch, or even a shared language-that has served as a cornerstone in countless investigations into the formation and fragmentation of early American culture. Few books can lay claim to such powers of civilization-altering influence. Among those which can are sacred books, and for Americans principal among such books stands the Bible. This Handbook is designed to address a noticeable void in resources focused on analyzing the Bible in America in various historical moments and in relationship to specific institutions and cultural expressions. It takes seriously the fact that the Bible is both a physical object that has exercised considerable totemic power, as well as a text with a powerful intellectual design that has inspired everything from national religious and educational practices to a wide spectrum of artistic endeavors to our nation's politics and foreign policy. This Handbook brings together a number of established scholars, as well as younger scholars on the rise, to provide a scholarly overview--rich with bibliographic resources--to those interested in the Bible's role in American cultural formation.