I was raised reading the Picture Bible every night for many years. It’s a tradition I’ve continued, on and off, with my own children, and they enjoy the drama as much as I did as a child. I have my brother’s old childhood copy of it, circa 1982, and just opening it reminds me of curling up with my dad or mom.
For the most part, this is a great way to introduce the excitement of Bible stories to my kids, in the context of bedtime stories. They remember the drawings, the storytelling, the cliffhangers between nights.
I’ve never found a copy of the Picture Bible, though, that has the book of Tobit (or the Maccabees stories either, for that matter). It’s too bad, too: I wasn’t raised with...READ MORE