In this beautifully illustrated picture book, 13 specially selected stories from both the Old and New Testaments are retold for the very young. Mary Hoffman's lively retellings preserve all the mystery, wonder, and excitement of the Bible, while the charming illustrations by Julie Downing bring the best-loved characters and events to life. Each page provides many opportunities for shared discussion. Young children can follow the stories in pictures, while an adult reads aloud. Produced in careful consultation with religious advisers, 'A First Bible Story Book' is an entertaining and delightful introduction to the teachings of the Bible.