Friday, 9 November 2007

The pictures in the Big Picture Bible

Two of my readers asked about or made comments on the illustrations in the Big Picture Story Bible, and fair enough too.

I thought the illustrations were well done and had some interesting theological pointers on the way. The 'God's-eye-view' of people was not something I'd seen often before in a kid's Bible, and I thought that was interesting and potentially useful in a conversation. The pictures were large, colourful, and slightly cartoonish—simplified, without being exaggerated or distorted. I wouldn't say I warmed to them personally, but then the book's not for me is it?

The best way to get a feel for these illustrations is to click through on the link (which is to Amazon) and have a look at excerpts for yourself using the 'Search Inside' function.

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