The My Storytime Bible is the ideal story Bible for bedtime reading, or to amuse children stuck inside on rainy days. Easy going internal rhymes and bright illustrations work together in this book to give children a fun listening experience, and adults an enjoyable read.
All kinds of characters come to life, including wise kings, huge whales, slithering snakes, and a very important baby. This cute book of Bible stories uses interactive questions to help children apply the messages and themes to their own lives.
This book contains stories from both the Old and New Testament, including Noah and the Flood, God Makes the World, Moses and the Princess, David and Goliath, Jonah and the Whale, and Daniel and the Lions, the First Christmas, Jesus and the Fisherman, Jesus and the Prayer, Jesus and the Miracle, the Lost Sheep, and the First Easter. All of these stories are made accessible with easy language, and with lovable illustrations of characters and animals.
Each story written by Renita Boyle and Melanie Florian features brightly coloured, modern illustrations children will love, as well as a Bible text to direct parents and children to where to find the story they are reading in the Bible.
Published by Barnabas for Children - an imprint of BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship).
Renita Boyle is a member of the Scottish Storytelling Forum and is a listed professional storyteller in the Scottish Storytelling directory. She has been described as a 'remarkable storyteller who can keep young audiences spellbound and older listeners thinking.' Renita has a BA(Hons) in Theology and is an experienced children's worker. She has numerous published works including Understanding Compassion (BRF 2004) and Parable Fun for Little Ones (Barnabas 2007).
Bob Hartman from The Church Times Books for Christmas - November 2011:
"This book is terrific. The gentle internal rhymes and the colourful illustrations combine to make a book that parents will love reading and children will love hearing."
Sally Fraser, aunt:
"This book is a joy to read to young children. It is written by the celebrated storytelling Renita Boyle, and the internal rhythm and rhyme within her stories make the biblical tales come to life. Moses had to be patient with God's exiled people when all they seemed to do was 'mumble, mump and moan'. The story ends by saying that God is patient with us, too, even when we 'grumble, grump and groan'. Goliath is described by David as the 'mightiest frightiest giant' and an impatient Noah, waiting for the land to dry, says 'Ho, hum, sight'. A perfect book to read at bedtime, and an absolute must for teachers."
"I like the story of Jonah and I laughed when the big fish burped."