Everyone should be familiar with the great heroes and stories of the Bible. From the beginning of Creation to the Last Judgment, from Noah and the Flood to the Exodus from Egypt, from the Annunciation of the Lord to His glorious Resurrection, The New Catholic Illustrated Bible tells the story of salvation in a way that will engage and inspire readers of every age. This is the perfect choice for older children making their First Holy Communion.
With over 100 beautiful full-color illustrations, and a faithful re-telling of Scripture by acclaimed author Amy Welborn, here is a Bible story book that you and your loved ones will turn to often, now and for years to come.
Open its pages and discover why The New Catholic Illustrated Bible is a treasure that belongs in every Catholic home.
Plus: Easy-to-read lay-flat binding and gold-foil details.
About the Author
Illustrator Lars Fredriksen is a talented young artist and theologian from Denmark. Drawing from his theological background as well as frequent visits to the Holy Land, Lars brings the texts of the Bible to life with his brilliant use of color and depth.
Editor Amy Welborn is a Catholic author and columnist. She has written 19 books including Loyola Kids Book of Saints and Wish You Were Here: Travels Through Loss and Hope. Amy's articles have been published in Our Sunday Visitor, Commonwealth, and The New York Times.
Item No: SB0029
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Saint Benedict Press
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 7 x 9.75 x 1
Quality not justified by cost Review by benitus
Too costly when compared with other children's bible. (Posted on 3/18/2015)
Get this for your kids! Review by Scott
Great book, the photos and description cannot do it enough justice. This is perfect bible for kids and I wish I had it when I was young! (Posted on 12/23/2014)
Beautiful illustrations! Review by CatholicHSMother
Our 5th grader is reading this as part of his homeschool religion along with Seton for Young Catholics.Keepsake! (Posted on 9/23/2014)
Five Stars Review by Christine
Nice.! Perfect.! (Posted on 9/12/2014)
Nice! Review by Rebecca Anderson
Bought it for a gift for an older woman. She loved it. Says it is easy to read and the photos are lovely. She displays it as a coffee table book when not reading it, so good purchase for me even though I sent it sight unseen. (Posted on 5/8/2014)
great update Review by Regina M. Schieltz "Birdwatcher"
This is a much needed and great update for this generations young Catholics. The pictures are great and the stories read really well. (Posted on 8/25/2013)
Great for 1st Communion gift Review by Mimk
I actually bought this to have in my home library because it reminded me of the one I had as a kid growing up. The colors are not as bright as I remember, but it's still a great keepsake. I actually ended up ordering another one to give to my niece for her first communion gift. (Posted on 5/20/2013)
Every Family Should Have One Review by JanS
This is a beautifully illustrated bible that depicts characters in diverse skin tones and vivid colors for scenery and background. These illustrations bring the action and understanding of the verses. The stories are from the actual scriptures and are large print. This bible will provide many opportunties for reading to your child or for your child to read themself. (Posted on 4/24/2013)
At LAST!! Review by Helen Posvar
I love the pictures in this children's bible. They draw you into the story but still leave room for the words to complete the picture in the mind. I chose it for my children ages 5 and 2. It is written as a bible rather than someone's commentary on the bible. The translation is truly catholic. For example in the story of Adam and Eve it reads, "I will put a strong festering hatred between you and the woman, between your offspring and hers. She will crush your head and you will bruise her heel." No gender neutral stuff. The language is simple enough to follow easily without being so simple that the child will not learn new vocabulary from it. Thank you Amy Welborn. My search has ended. (Posted on 1/4/2013)
Outstanding! Review by Marcus Guidroz "agdoctor"
This Bible is very well done. The artwork is very good and the stories have just the right depth. The pages are sturdy for young children too (Posted on 12/29/2012)
Beautifully illustrated Bible for kids 6 and up Review by Stuart Dunn
With the quickly approaching due date of our first child, my wife and I have been looking into all sorts of different baby products trying to figure out what to get for the little guy. Apart from the normal stuff, like strollers and car seats, I have been looking for good books to read to him. Call me crazy to be worrying about books at this early stage in the game, but when books are a big part of your life, you want them to be a big part of your kid's life.Saint Benedict Press was kind enough to send me The New Catholic Illustrated Bible to review. While my unborn son is years away from reading this, it will be a great book when he comes to the age where we can read it to him, or he can read it himself. I would say the minimum age you could use this with your child would be 6, but some of you may start earlier. That is just my thoughts.The translation for this Bible is the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE). This is the same translation you hear in Mass and is definitely the best translation to use when reading aloud, especially to children. It is not the most literal translation, like the Revised Standard Version (RSV), but you don't need that unless you are going to do serious study. The NABRE is beautiful and liturgical, and if your kids pay attention in Mass, they might begin to see that they recognize some of the passages in their Bible that they hear on Sundays.Illustrations also are a great tool when used properly in books for children, and these illustrations are masterfully done. With over 100 illustrations in this Bible, the stories will come alive for your children and even you. Lars Kofod-Fredriksen did an outstanding job with the artwork. Another thing I love about this Bible is that it's a lay-flat format. My wife can attest that nothing aggravates me more than when the spine cracks on a book. I have even gone so far as to accuse her of killing books when she cracks their spines. Well, you won't have to worry about this book "dying" on you.At over 300 pages, this Bible has all the stories you'll want your kids to hear. The Old Testament covers Creation, Noah, the Patriarchs, Moses, and David, but also covers some stories I didn't expect to read about Gideon or Queen Esther. In the New Testament, your child will learn all about Jesus and his miracles and parables. I wish this Bible had separated out the story of John the Baptist's annunciation from the story of Jesus' annunciation, but that is a minor quibble.My favorite section in this Bible is the one on Holy Week. At 19 pages, it is easily the longest section and rightly so. Starting at Palm Sunday and going through Good Friday this sets the stage for Jesus' impending Crucifixion and Resurrection, and I could see myself reading this to my son (and hopefully other kids) every Holy Week. These beautiful Bible easily gets 5 out of 5 stars for me, but if I could give it more, I would. It belongs on your kids' bookshelf, and is a gem your family will treasure for years. (Posted on 12/3/2012)