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God Gave Us the Bible

Forty-Five Favorite Stories for Little Ones

Lisa Tawn Bergren

Category: Teens

About God Gave Us the Bible

Introducing a Bible storybook from the creators of God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Christmas and God Gave Us Easter, featuring 45 stories from the Bible, with reflections from adorable Little Cub and her friends.

God Gave Us the Bible introduces kids to the STORY of stories--the love story between God and his people. Ideal for readers aged 3 to 7, written in a framework where Little Cub and her animal friends reflect many of the questions young readers have about Bible stories. The book features forty-five Bible stories and concepts that every child should know/be introduced to, like Noah and the Ark, the Birth of Jesus, and Jesus Feeds the 5,000 in a very warm, conversational, reassuring manner.

Praise

"A children's storybook features 45 foundational stories from the Christian Bible. A young polar bear is having a sleepover with several friends of different species. After a fun day, Mama Bear calls the youngsters in for storytime. Explaining that the Bible "is the story God gave us," she proceeds to tell stories from the Old and New Testaments. She begins with the Creation story in Genesis, moves on through Exodus, and concludes with Paul's missionary work. The anthropomorphic little animals are an effective feature of the book, as they frequently comment on the stories and question Mama Bear. Why didn't God simply put a fence around the tree with the forbidden fruit? wonders Little Otter, giving Mama Bear the opportunity to teach the little ones about free will and choosing to love and obey God. Little Cub wants to know how Noah was able to find land with the Ark, and Mama Bear explains about having faith that God will steer you correctly.

The questions and the wonderment the little animals express well reflect the reactions and inquiries many children are likely to have. The illustrations are warm and colorful throughout, with interesting details to catch readers' attention. Little Cub and his friends are particularly well drawn, combining both realistic animal details with human expressions. Characters in the Bible stories are olive-skinned humans. A likely choice for those seeking a children's Christian Bible." (Religion. 4-6) Kirkus Reviews

About Lisa Tawn Bergren

Lisa T. Bergren is the author of over forty books, with more than 3.3 million copies sold. Her work includes children’s books, historical and contemporary fiction, women’s nonfiction, and gift books. A freelance writer and editor, Lisa lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She and her husband, Tim, are the parents of three children.

Product Details

160 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Sep 17, 2019

Trim Size: 7 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Read the first few pages of God Gave Us the Bible. Introducing a Bible storybook from the creators of God Gave Us YouGod Gave Us Christmas and God Gave Us Easter, featuring 45 stories from the Bible, with reflections from adorable Little Cub and her friends. God Gave Us the Bible introduces kids to the STORY of stories—the love story between God and his people. Ideal for readers aged 3 to 7, written in a framework where Little Cub and her animal friends reflect many of the questions young readers have about Bible stories. The book features forty-five Bible stories and concepts that every child should know/be introduced to, like Noah and the Ark, the Birth of Jesus, and Jesus Feeds the 5,000 in a very warm, conversational, reassuring manner.

Press Release

USA Today Best-selling Author Lisa Tawn Bergren Offers a Heartwarming and Beautifully Illustrated Bible Storybook
 
God Gave Us the Bible Introduces Children to the STORY of Stories—The Love Story
Between God and His People
 
More than 2.5 million families have enjoyed Lisa Tawn Bergren’s books in the award-winning God Gave Us series.
 
Throughout her writing career, Bergren’s desire has been to help children see their part in God’s stories.
Now, in God Gave Us the Bible (WaterBrook; 9/17/2019), she introduces kids to the STORY of stories—the love story between God and his people.
 
Written in a heartwarming and conversational tone, this storybook features 45 Bible stories and concepts, making it a wonderful resource for parents to introduce to their children.

Some of the treasured portions of Scripture covered in God Gave Us the Bible include:

·         Noah and the Ark (Genesis 6-9)
·         Parting of the Red Sea (Exodus 14)
·         David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17)
·         Daniel in the Lions’ Den (Daniel 6)
·         The Birth of Jesus (Luke 2)
·         Jesus Feeds the 5,000 (Mark 6; John 6)
·         The Death and Resurrection of Christ (Matthew 27-28)

“I wanted to write God Gave Us the Bible to help little children learn two key things: that God is—and has always been—after a deep and meaningful relationship with us, and that every child has a vital part in our ongoing, unfolding story together,” says Bergren. 
 
God Gave Us the Bible is ideal for readers aged 3 to 7, written in a framework where Little Cub and Little Pup—beloved for their “starring” roles in each of the 13 books in the God Gave Us series—and their animal friends explore many of the questions young readers have about Bible stories.

David Hohn’s warm and beautiful illustrations helps make God Gave Us the Bible the perfect addition to the immensely popular God Gave Us series. This fun and educational resource will help parents introduce young children to the greatest story ever told for generations.
 
For more information including downloadable book-related children’s activities, visit GodGaveUsBooks.com.
 
“The questions and the wonderment the little animals express well reflect the reactions and inquiries many children are likely to have. The illustrations are warm and colorful throughout, with interesting details to catch readers' attention. Little Cub and his friends are particularly well drawn, combining both realistic animal details with human expressions. Characters in the Bible stories are olive-skinned humans. A likely choice for those seeking a children's Christian Bible.” –Kirkus Reviews

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LISA TAWN BERGREN is the best-selling author of more than 40 books, including God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Easter (a USA Today bestseller) and the beloved God Gave Us children's series which has sold more than 2.5 million copies. Her creativity and love of writing spans many genres, from children's books and devotionals to adult fiction. Bergren has been interviewed by numerous media outlets including USAToday.com, CNN.com and Crosswalk.com. She and her husband, Tim, reside in Colorado with their three children. Visit her online at:
LisaTawnBergren.com
https://www.facebook.com/lisa.t.bergren
https://www.instagram.com/lisatbergren/
https://twitter.com/lisatbergren

DAVID HOHN is an award-winning illustrator whose art has graced many popular children's books, including God Gave Us Christmas. He graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art and is finishing an MFA in Illustration program from the University of Hartford. Hohn lives in Portland, Oregon with his family.

Juvenile Fiction
On Sale: Sept. 17, 2019
ISBN 9780735291904 ● Hardcover ● 40 Pages ● $17.99/$23.99 CAN
eBook ISBN 9781601428752 ● $9.99/11.99 CAN


NOTE: Also now available from Lisa Tawn Bergren and David Hohn:
the USA Today bestseller
God Gave Us Christmas (board book)
ISBN 9780525653493;
$6.99 U.S. / $9.50 CAN

Contact Publicist

Brett Benson