A modern -- but not modernistic -- approach to the Old Testament stories, through the first five books. A mother undertakes to introduce her children to the heroes of the Old Testament, and to explain terminology and background and sources and discrepancies as she goes. In the transcription of the actual stories much of the Bible phraseology is held. There is some rationalization, and children's arguments are raised and discussed sanely. Strict fundamentalists may object; scientific extremists may equally object. On the whole, in the hands of a wise adult, this would seem to solve a serious problem today.