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The Bible Story, Volume Five: Great Men of God
The Bible Story Volume Five Great Men of God Author:Arthur S. Maxwell The Bible is the most wonderful storybook ever written. It is full of stories, all the way from the first chapter of Genesis to the last chapter of Revelation. — These stories have been told over and over again for thousands of years, yet they are new and fresh and fascination to every generation. They need to be retold today, so that the boys a... more »nd girls of the twentieth century may see their beauty and catch their inspiration.
It is one of the strangest paradoxes of our time that just when the Bible is enjoying its widest circulation, millions of copies being sold every year, fewer people than ever seem to be reading it. Because in countless home family worship and the reading of the Bible have been neglected, and parents themselves seldom open its pages, a whole generation is growing up with little or no knowledge of this wonderful Book.
Most modern children have heard little or nothing about the great Bible characters of ancient times, so familiar to their grandparents. Their heroes are not Daniel, Paul, and Peter, but Dick Tracy and Superman. They have never heard of the love of Jesus, and thus have been robbed of the greatest treasure their minds and hearts could possess. No wonder there is so much juvenile delinquency, youthful vandalism, and lawlessness.
In the author's opinion no greater contribution could be made to the welfare of society and the peace of the world than to lead children to love the Bible - to enjoy its stories, appreciate its teachings, adopt its standards, and find its God.
In writing The Bible Story the author has tried not only to tell the dear old stories in language that boys and girls of today can understand but also to reveal the golden thread that binds them - the love of God for the children of men, and His wondrous plan for their redemption.
The over-all purpose has been to provide what might be called a Bible for children by retelling all the old familiar stories in language that modern boys and girls can both understand and enjoy.« less