cover image Spanish New Testament for Children-VP

Spanish New Testament for Children-VP

. American Bible Society, $10.95 (672pp) ISBN 978-1-57697-844-3

Gr 3-6-Not a translation of any existing text, this New Testament has been adapted in child-friendly wording and syntax from La Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia and the fourth revised edition of The Greek New Testament. Using the paragraph rather than the verse as the essential unit of composition gives the scripture a familiar, nonthreatening look. Chapter content and significant divisions within chapters, such as ""Los sabios"" (""The Wise Ones""), the text in Mark describing the arrival of the magi, are labeled in red. Color coding on the page edges makes it easy to locate different books, and textbook quality watercolor illustrations, although infrequent, serve to extend the text a bit. A bit too difficult for beginning readers, this volume is more appropriate for elementary school students. However, the laudable clarity of the text makes this a perfect version of the New Testament to read to younger children. A sound purchase for church libraries, Sunday school programs, and Christian bookstores.-Ann Welton, Grant Center for the Expressive Arts, Tacoma, WA.