This past week I had an unexpected package arrive from St. Augustine Academy Press and was absolutely delighted when I opened it up and discovered this gorgeous brand new set of Bible Stories for Baby Hands. These board books will make a perfect addition to our little ones Easter Baskets next month and I wanted to share them with you all right away so you can order them for your family too. Filled with traditional religious art, these beautiful board books will truly inspire our children!
Published by St. Augustine Academy Press
Each book is available separately for just $7.95 each, or save 15% by purchasing the whole set!
"The color lithographs on each page are based on engravings by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld for his 1860 Bible in Pictures. Each one is meant to dramatically encapsulate the story it represents, so that by simply pointing to elements in the picture, an adult can easily tell the story to the child. Therefore, for the youngest children, the pictures alone suffice.
However, we have not neglected to add text. Beneath each illustration is a quote from scripture that pertains to the story that is depicted above. Then, as the child gets older, the full story behind each picture is provided."
"For the Old Testament books, the original scripture passages were usually far too long, so we did our best to write them in language that fit with the others; however, we tried to include quotes and phraseology from scripture where possible. Many of these Old Testament stories include prefigurements of Christ, so we wove this into the text, mentioning how these characters tell us something about Jesus."
"For the New Testament books, we chose to take the text directly from scripture. Sometimes this required paraphrasing portions in order to fit the full story. We smoothed the vocabulary and syntax in a few places, only where necessary to make it understandable for younger ears; otherwise we allowed the power of the original text to shine through."
.: Giveaway :.
St. Augustine Academy Press has generously offered a few sets for me to give away, one to a commenter on this blog post, another over on Instagram (be sure to keep an eye out for it), and one in my upcoming annual Baskets of Books for Easter post! To enter here on the blog for this first set, simply leave a comment on this post and claim your entry through the Rafflecopter box below. Share this post with a friend and/or on your social media account for a bonus entry. Thank you for helping spread the word about this new series!