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Offline Justin Kissel

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Pahappahooey Island Edition of the Bible
« on: February 06, 2011, 05:36:46 PM »
I'm a fan of Thompson Chain-Reference Bibles, so I went to their site to see if they had anything new (In my wildest dreams I'd like to see them release a Bible with the deuterocanonicals, but that will always remain a dream...). Anyway, I saw this at the site:

Kids "Pahappahooey Island Edition" Treasure Study Bible (NIV)

I've heard of Kids Bibles before, but this seems to really take the ball and run for quite a while with the concept. What do you all think of this?
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

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Re: Pahappahooey Island Edition of the Bible
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011, 05:44:33 PM »
Well. . . . marketing sells? 

I dunno. . .if I were a kid?  I'd take one look at it and . . . run?  It just doesn't look appealing to me.  There's something to be said about kids wanting to do the things their parent's do too. . .I wanted a 'grown up' Bible as a child.  I was egotistically insulted when I was given a Bible for children.  It missed too much of the good stuff.

A few weeks ago I was in the bookstore looking for a bible I could carry in my purse (didn't find one that had all the necessities) and there was a little boy with his mother and grandmother trying to pick out a Bible for Church - and wouldn't you know it, they picked out a nice children's Bible and he wanted the grown up one. . .and WOULD NOT take no for an answer.  :) 

Man after my own heart.  Yeppers.  **blushes**

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Re: Pahappahooey Island Edition of the Bible
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011, 05:48:01 PM »
I don't agree with it. I think children should stay away from the Bible honestly.
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Re: Pahappahooey Island Edition of the Bible
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011, 05:50:02 PM »
I don't agree with it. I think children should stay away from the Bible honestly.

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What makes you say that?
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Re: Pahappahooey Island Edition of the Bible
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2011, 06:00:30 PM »
The mature themes in the Bible, especially the Old Testament. The rapes, infant genocide, the murders, the adultery, etc. It's not material children should be reading.
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Re: Pahappahooey Island Edition of the Bible
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011, 06:01:26 PM »
The mature themes in the Bible, especially the Old Testament. The rapes, infant genocide, the murders, the adultery, etc. It's not material children should be reading.

Ah - good point.  What age would you suggest? 
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Re: Pahappahooey Island Edition of the Bible
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2011, 06:06:35 PM »
Though. . I think I take that back. . .I remember questioning my parents about things in the bible about those things and it opened discussion.  So at an early age right and wrong was definitive.  I didn't understand fully what these things were - but there was good and bad, and bad could be beyond awful. 
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