- This was posted at the beginning of the summer, so it refers to using the books in Ordinary Time. But, it is really a good list of Bible Story books that can be read in worship.Because I am beginning my way through Ordinary Time posts, I am aware that there are lots of wonderful Old Testament stories coming this summer. Unfortunately, a good number of them have been worked over by multiple editors resulting in long, rambly accounts that can be hard to follow. Children's Bible storybooks provide good alternative readings. But, finding really good ones can be a time consuming challenge. So, for what it is worth, here is a list of my favorites for reading in worship. I'll be referring to them often during the summer. I mention them now to give you a new agenda for your next trip to the bookstore and to invite you to share your favorites with the rest of us.
The Children's Bible in 365 Stories, by Mary Batchelor
The Children's Illustrated Bible, by Selina Hastings
Children of God Storybook Bible, by Desmond Tutu
The Family Story Bible, by Ralph Milton