Westminster John Knox Press releases new story Bible


‘Growing in God’s Love’ features 150 Bible stories, inclusive artwork and reflection questions

Westminster John Knox Press release

LOUISVILLE — Westminster John Knox Press is pleased to announce the release of Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible. This new story Bible for children ages 4-8 was created to welcome readers from all kinds of families. Readers will discover 150 Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments that are divided into 13 themes including Strong Women and Men; Listening for God; Parables; and Healings and Miracles. Over 20 contributors worked on the stories featured in this new resource and noted Christian educators Elizabeth F. Caldwell and Carol A. Wehrheim served as editors on the project.

Growing in God’s Love features beautiful artwork with diverse characters. The artwork was created by 21 artists from around the globe and appeals to a variety of ages and learning styles. Three reflection questions — Hear, See, Act — are also included at the end of each story to help children further ponder the message.

Foreword Reviews states, “In this interactive compilation of 150 stories from the Christian Bible, children are prompted to hear, see and act through a series of thought-provoking questions. … Filled with a rainbow of culturally diverse illustrations from over 20 international artists, this unique collection is sure to entertain, encourage and enlighten young hearts.”

Growing in God’s Love is perfect for gift-giving, Sunday school classrooms, children’s sermons and vacation Bible school. The story Bible is available for purchase through Westminster John Knox Press and other major retailers.

Elizabeth F. Caldwell is Professor Emerita of Pastoral Theology at McCormick Theological Seminary and Visiting Professor in Religious Education at Vanderbilt Divinity School. A noted Christian educator and author, Caldwell was an editor for the Common English Bible translation and Daily Feast: Meditations from Feasting on the Word. She was named APCE Educator of the Year in 2004.

Carol A. Wehrheim is author of The Baptism of Your Child; Getting It Together: Spiritual Practices for Faith, Family, and Work; and Giving Together: A Stewardship Guide for Families. She is an award-winning Christian educator in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and served as general editor for the Feasting on the Word Curriculum. She was on the editorial board for the Common English Bible and named APCE Educator of Year in 2001. In 2014, she was named Distinguished Alumna by McCormick Theological Seminary.

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