Friday, 29 May 2020 The Lion Storyteller Family Bible: How to explore the Bible as a family

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We are delighted to publish a brand-new book in the bestselling Lion Storyteller series by Bob Hartman, The Lion Storyteller Family Bible!

The Lion Storyteller series is a well-loved and cherished series of books written by storyteller extraordinaire Bob Hartman. The Lion Storyteller Family Bible is a practical and engaging devotional Bible that helps families share, explore, and respond to the Bible as a family.

Why a Lion Storyteller Family Bible?

Over the years, Bob Hartman became aware that many parents felt they did not know enough about Bible stories or did not feel confident enough to answer potential questions children might ask after reading Bible stories. The Storyteller Family Bible aims to directly address this lack of confidence by creating a book that is, in Bob Hartman’s words, “easy to use, attractive and bright.”

The Storyteller Family Bible was designed as a family reading experience. Interactive elements are placed throughout the book and work alongside the original stories to encourage children to think and engage with the story and make connections with their own lives. Writing elements and questions relevant to school and family life encourage a shared reading and discussion experience for the whole family. There are also Bible references to encourage children and parents to read the Bible together, prayer prompts and a discussion about making time to listen to God.

Interested in learning more about Bob Hartman? Read our interview with the storyteller extraordinaire here.

The Lion Storyteller Family Bible

Bob Hartman, Krisztina Kallai Nagy

"One of the greatest storytellers of our generation tells the greatest story ever told – what a treasure!” Rob Parsons, OBE, Chairman and Founder, Care for the Family

Based on the successful and cherished stories from The Lion Storyteller Bible by Bob Hartman, interactive elements are placed throughout the book and work alongside the original stories to encourage children to think and engage with the story and make connections with their own lives. Writing elements and questions relevant to school and family life encourage a shared reading and discussion experience for the whole family. There are also Bible references to encourage children and parents to read the Bible together, prayer prompts and a discussion about making time to listen to God. An ideal resource to support parents and carers to share their faith with children.

Take a look at other titles in the successful Lion Storyteller series.

The Lion Storyteller Bible 25th Anniversary Edition

Bob Hartman, Krisztina Kallai Nagy

With sales in the UK exceeding 130,000 copies and editions printed in more than 11 languages, The Lion Storyteller Bible celebrates its 25th Anniversary with this special edition.

The Lion Storyteller Bible broke new ground in its presentation of Bible stories and has been treasured by children of all ages. The Lion Storyteller Bible integrates more than 70 Bible story retellings from the Old and New Testaments and also includes a useful appendix of Bob Hartman’s storytelling hints and tips.

The Lion Storyteller Awesome Book of Stories

Bob Hartman

This awesome Storyteller anthology contains 76 tremendous tales. All of the best-loved stories from the immensely popular The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book and The Lion Storyteller Book of Animal Tales are collected here into one colourful volume. Accompanied by a new introduction by Bob Hartman giving advice on storytelling and reading aloud, and vibrant illustrations, this makes a fantastic anthology for story time.

Easter Stories: A Storyteller Book

Bob Hartman, Nadine Wickenden

Bob Hartman retells a selection of Easter stories in his own inimitable style. This collection of 23 stories includes the key Bible accounts of the events of the first Easter from Palm Sunday through to Jesus' resurrection, encounters with his friends and followers, and the ascension. Bob Hartman's retellings of familiar and sometimes serious tales are fresh and engaging, making these Bible stories accessible to the young and not-so-young.

The Lion Storyteller Book of Animal Tales

Bob Hartman, Krisztina Kallai Nagy

35 wonderful retellings of stories about creatures big and small, tame and scary, real and mythical. These entertaining tales are drawn from all corners of the globe and feature a wide variety of animal characters. Yet this is more than just a collection of animal stories, for many of these fun-filled retellings will also inspire children to think about right and wrong. Appealing illustrations complement the fun and action of the words, capturing the mood of each story and bringing animals, birds and insects vividly to life.

The Lion Storyteller Christmas Book

Bob Hartman, Krisztina Kallai Nagy

This collection of stories is packed full of Christmas tales and legends from around the world; a festive treat from the popular storyteller Bob Hartman. Here you will find Nativity stories from the Bible, folk tales from long ago, stories of favourite Christmas figures, and learn about how many Christmas traditions came about. Written to be read aloud or read alone, the stories jump off the page with fun illustrations which capture the Christmas spirit and will become a family favourite, year after year.

For more children's bibles to enjoy as a family, take a look at our best children's bibles here.