Child's Bible History

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Originally published in 1882 in German by Bishop Frederick Justus Knecht, author of A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture, the Child's Bible History is a classic of children's scriptural catechism. Ideal for students in elementary school, this Bible history goes through each of the books of the Old and New Testament in a way suitable for young children in early grade school.

Nothing is more important for a child than catechism, and hardly anything is more useful to that end than a knowledge of the Scriptures. A favorite of catechists everywhere for this noble purpose, the Child's Bible History belongs in every Catholic grade school and home learning environment.

The Old and New Testaments. An abridged version of Ignatius Schuster's Bible History. Appropriate for reading to 3rd through 5th graders or letting 4th and above read on their own—actually, suitable for all ages. An old favorite of catechists. Teachers can provide their classes with wonderful supplemental reading, and parents can explainthe famous Bible stories to their youngsters. Includes 43 beautiful drawings of biblical events. 

Impr. 86 pgs 43 Illus, PB

Bishop Frederick Justus Knecht , DD
TAN Books
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7 Reviews

  • 5
    Great gift for both my 1st Holy communion and confirmation candidates

    Posted by Susan W on Mar 30th 2024

    I love the format as it will help reinforce what has been read to my first holy communion class. I also purchased them as gift for my first Holy Communion class and one for my grandson whom is a confirmation candidate next year.

  • 5
    Great gift for both my 1st Holy communion and confirmation candidates

    Posted by Susan W on Mar 28th 2024

    I picked up a number of books for the First Holy Communion and Confirmation candidates. I will also be using this booklet in my Religious Prep class next year.i love the questions at the end of each reading.

  • 5
    Quick Bible lessons that certainly aren’t lacking in content!

    Posted by Tess Viox on Nov 2nd 2023

    These Bible lessons are quick and short. We use this program in the schoolhouse model of our homeschool, so all my children- no matter their age- will participate. The short lessons are great for younger children, but the content is rich enough that the older children won’t be bored. In fact, as a convert, I’m learning from this book too! I love That the books of the Bible are spelled in the way of the Douay Rheims Bible- that’s what we read from when we read directly from the Bible. The lessons are the perfect length so you can squeeze them in, or you can expand on them as much as you want. This is becoming a favorite as my young children are getting to know the Bible stories. It is a super slim book that could easily get long on your book shelf. We keep ours right in the front since we read from this daily. It’s a must for your elementary aged children!

  • 5
    Bible History

    Posted by Mary Rose Francini on Oct 5th 2023

    I love to read it during the trip in the MBTA Ride to Waltham (St. Jude) for the Sunday also inside the church between two masses (8:30 am and 10:30 am).

  • 5
    Passing on the Faith

    Posted by Barbara A. on Sep 4th 2022

    I bought this for my other granddaughter as a birthday gift. I hope she wiil enjoy the stories from this Bible History as much as I did at her age.

  • 5
    Nice, slim book

    Posted by Patrick B. on Apr 22nd 2022

    This is a great little book for kids to read bible stories. The illustrations are nice to have, too. I wish there were a book of kids bible stories that excerpted the actual biblical text instead of paraphrased retellings.

  • 5

    Posted by Mary F. on Mar 25th 2022

    this books made me learn deep religion in the adult.