Bible Review Project 6

Bible Review Project

  • Title: My Catholic Bible
  • Publisher: Magnificat/Ignatius
  • Full Text or Bible Stories
  • Protestant, Catholic, Good for Either
  • Recommended Ages: Readers
  • Pros:
    • A beautiful hardcover book that would make a nice special-occasion gift.  (slipcover, gold page edges, ribbon bookmark)
    • Lovely illustrations
    • Bible references given
    • Helpful extra information like word definitions in the margins, and pages on topics such as “Illness in the Time of Jesus,” “The Great Jewish Feasts,” and “The Religious Leaders” which give context to the stories.
    • Great job on the Catholic lesson in the loaves and fishes story.

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  • Title: The Beautiful Story of the Bible
  • Publisher: Magnificat/Ignatius (illustrations by Maïte Roche)
  • Full Text or Bible Stories
  • Protestant, Catholic, Good for Either
  • Recommended Ages: Readers
  • Pros:
    • Beautiful illustrations
    • Very kid-friendly storytelling – short and easy to understand
    • The Last Supper story almost matches the words of consecration at Mass
    • Mary has a prominent role throughout the New Testament in this book
    • I love that it has Jesus saying to Peter, “You will be the shepherd of my flock.”
    • Sturdy Pages
  • Cons:
    • No index or page numbers
    • Red text on a few pages is a little harder to read
  • Other Notes:  Look for the Holy Spirit dove pictured in every story. 🙂

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