Two-time Caldecott illustrator Peter Spier’s visual retelling of a favorite Bible story is back in print! In a tale full of action, adventure, and strife, Jonah is asked by God to tell the people of Nineveh to mend their wicked ways. Fleeing from this enormous task, Jonah sets sail and is thrown overboard and swallowed by a great fish. What follows is Jonah’s journey to acceptance of God’s love and grace. A reference section at the end of the book shares historical and geographical notes about the story, including details about the ship Jonah might have sailed on and a fascinating discussion of the ancient city of Nineveh and the location of its ruins in present-day Iraq.
The Torah is the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, which Christians call the Old Testament. It tells the story of the beginning of the Jewish people and their relationship with God. From Adam and Eve to the first patriarch, Abraham, to Moses, who led his people to the promised land, the stories in the Torah have been studied and revered since it was first written down nearly 3,000 years ago.
A book to share and treasure, this is a true celebration of life. From the highly acclaimed illustrator of The Story of Christmas and Noah’s Ark comes the tale of the Creation, the seven-day genesis of the earth and its inhabitants, as recounted in the King James Version of the Bible. Brilliant full-color pictures reveal each unfolding detail of God’s plan.
A soothsayer and his faithful donkey save the Israelites from destruction by King Balak on the orders of an angel.
Moses led the Israelites to the Promised Land and received the Ten Commandments.
When it was discovered that thirteen-year-old Tora has leprosy, she is sent from her family’s remote mountain farm to the leprosy hospital in the bustling port of Bergen. In early-nineteenth-century Norway, lepers are quarantined in this hospital and no longer considered among the living. But even as her body gradually fails her, Tora’s new life blossoms. She finds strength through helping her fellow patients, both young and old, and she decides to see for herself what the Bible says about leprosy. To do so, she must make friends with the young and angry Mistress Dybendal, the only person at the hospital who can teach her to read.As she did in The Abduction (an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year), Mette Newth brings another era vividly to life and demonstrates the timeless nature of the search for identity and tolerance.
Catholicism is the oldest Christian denomination. The Three main branches of Christianity are Catholicism, the Orthodox Church, and protestantism. They believe Jesus came to Earth to teach people to love God and one another. Catholics believe that God listens to their prayers and that saints can pray for them. They believe in the Holy Trinity and that they must serve God in whatever role he chooses for them.
The Twenty-third Psalm, one of the world’s most cherished prayers, is paired with some of the most exquisite illustrations in this inspirational picture book by New York Times Best Illustrator Gennady Spirin. This never-before-created format, made from one large, magnificent painting, gives parents and children an opportunity to share the experience, making prayer time even more profound.