A new religious series seems to mark itself for the read-aloud group as well as the early readers and can, as Ethel L....

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AS JESUS PASSED BY; GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD; STORIES JESUS TOLD; THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

A new religious series seems to mark itself for the read-aloud group as well as the early readers and can, as Ethel L. Smither's Stories of Jesus (reported on p. 59 of the last bulletin) meet a need both for home and Sunday School reading. Simply worked, the style and interpretations in these books may not move everyone, but for the most part the books present adequate retellings of the famous biblical events. As Jesus Passed By recounts many of the miracles performed during his mission- such as the healing of Jairus' daughter and the feeding of the 5,000. In God So Loved the World, there are excerpts, from Genesis on, where God's words have have been interpreted to foretell the coming of the Messiah. The parables of the wise and foolish builders, the sowers, the prodigal son, the talents- are among those retold, with slight changes in wording, in Stories Jesus Told- and The Ten Commandments is a spiritual history in brief of the Hebrew people with added explanations of the laws. For an example of interpretation, under ""Honor thy father and thy mother""- if a child happens to have bad parents he can honor them by keeping God's commandments. These may make good bases for class discussions and study groups.

Pub Date: March 15, 1954

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Winston

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1954

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