I loved this book as a child and it was a treasured gift from my Godmother that was often read as a family. However, when my mom and I went to look at my copy (c. 1975) in preparation to pass it on to my niece and nephew, I realized that the illustrations were horribly racist. Every single "good" character was relatively light skinned and the "bad" characters were darker skinned. This is not historically accurate, most characters would have had similar skin tones and it is not a lesson I want the next generation to be learning along with God's love. I sadly sent my copy to the chipper for recycling to insure future generations learn that God loves all of us, not the false lesson that God likes light complexioned people better.
Buying my second copy!!!
Published by Catheyjo , 1 year ago
I have had this book over 30 years and read with my children, and now reading with my grandchildren! Wonderful interpretation of God’s word that Children can understand!!
This book set me up for a life love of God
Published by Lisa Hami1200 , 2 years ago
When I was a child my grandmother read me bible stories from her Bible. I loved the stories of David and Goliath, Sampson, and when I turned about 11 she gave me this book. And I liked it and looked through the pictures but I didn’t read it right away. When I was about 12 or 13 I decided I was going to read it straight through. And then I decided to read it again straight through, and again. I didn’t have a “grown-up Bible” until I was in my later teens. But this book set me up for a life-long desire to know God and love Him. I am grateful to my grandma for introducing me to the Bible. My spiritual life has grown by leaps and bounds, amongst the trials, etc. This book opened me to a quest that continues to this day. My old book is gone but I’m going to purchase a new one to read to my nephews. I hope I can be the example my grandma was to me.
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