New Catholic Illustrated Bible:
Everyone should be familiar with the great heroes and stories of the Bible. From the beginning of Creation to the Last Judgement, from Noah and the Flood to the Exodus from Egypt, from the Annunciation of the Lord to His glorious Ressurection, The New Catholic Illustrated Bible tells the story of salvation in a way that will engage and inspire readers of every age. 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. Easy-to-read lay-flat binding and gold-foil details.
My First Communion Bible:
This beautiful Bible Story book is specially designed to mark a child's First Holy Communion. Special features include a Communion Record page and a beautiful two page letter from beloved priest Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. Father Groeschel writes to children on the great gift of meeting Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, shares his memory of his own First Communion, and encourages children to love Jesus forever and receive Him often.
- Features include:
- Padded Hardcover
- Gold foil stamped cover
- Gilded page edges
- Presentation and First Communion Record Page
- Engaging full-color illustrations
- Foreword by Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.
Following Father's letter, 26 Bible stories from the New Testament will help children come to know and love Jesus even more. Each story is beautifully illustrated in a manner that will inspire young readers and bring the Bible stories to life.
I have spent most of my time with the New Catholic Illustrated Bible since it is something that I can read to my daughter (and my son). Amy Welborn does a great job condensing the Biblical stories into bite-sized chunks, perfectly suited for bedtime reading. The illustrations are fantastic as well. If any of you remember some of those old illustrations that always seem to come with any children's related Bible or prayer book from Catholic Book Publishing, which often seem hopelessly dated, I can assure you that these are so much better. Just take a look at the image on the right of the fiery furnace scene in Daniel. So, I highly recommend this illustrated Bible, which comes at an amazingly cheap price of $16.22 as of today.
The My First Communion Bible I see more as a keepsake. It too is beautifully illustrated, with gold gilded edges. It would make a great gift for any child's first communion.
Thank you to Saint Benedict Press for these review copies.