The Chronicles of Faith books published by Barbour Publishing are intriging. For me, they brought back memories from my childhood. I remember that I had a little adapted, illustrated version of Oliver Twist for children. It was full of black and white illustrations, large font print and it was small and compact in size. I’ve since done an online search for this book but haven’t been able to find it. At any rate, these books are like THAT book (which isn’t likely coming across as a helpful comparison)!
The Chronicles of Faith books are written for children ages 8-12 to introduce them to these great lives of the past. The series covers a range of historical figures from Jesus to Hudson Taylor, Abraham Lincoln to David Livingston, Ruth to Corrie Ten Boom. All of the books are small and compact in size, which I found appealing when I was that age. I’m not sure why a small book was so appealing, but it was! There’s something quaint and comforting in a book that fits right into the palms of your hands in such an inviting way.
These books also feature black and white illustrations depicting scenes from the people’s lives as well as maps when appropriate. The stories are engaging from a story-telling perspective and are sure to draw children in. I would find them especially appealing to a younger audience who just enjoys learning for learning sake, or seems to have a developing interest in biographies. (Hey, some kids like biographies. I did! Nerd? I think not!)
This is a great series for capturing the heart of the young for people and history. They are worth looking into and they may bring back some memories of your own . . . if you, too, are familiar with those illustrated classics of the past. (Seriously, what were those?!)
We have a second giveaway today. If you’d like to win your choice of titles, check out the titles available and leave a comment saying which one you would like to have.
The winners of our Hachette Book Giveaway for the election are:
#97 C. Clements
#243 Erica Greca
Carrie comes by her book obsession honestly, having descended from a long line of bibliophiles. She blogs about books regularly at Reading to Know.
I would love to win Esther for my niece, who loves to read! Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂 These sound like great books!
My kids love hearing about Joseph’s story.
Jennifer, Snapshot says
At the risk of sounding incredibly obvious, could you be talking about the Great Illustrated Classics series (seen HERE).
I do know what you mean about a book fitting in your hand. When I went to the library to get Jane Eyre, one copy was a smallish hardback. Because it was so small, it was thick. I knew that wouldn’t be comfortable to read, so I found a nice normal paperback.
Ruth please, hers is a beautiful story!
Amy from Occupation: Mommy says
I think my daughter would love Esther!
Would love Elijah, Esther and Paul
Most definitely, the book on “Ruth!” Too few women are given any credit in the Bible. Please enter me in your contest for the book about Ruth. Thanks, Cindi
I would like to read the Jesus book.