cover image Journey into the Bible

Journey into the Bible

Lois Rock, illus. by Andrew Rowland. Lion (IPG/Trafalgar, dist.), $14.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0-7459-6088-3

The stories of the Bible%E2%80%94from Adam and Eve to the resurrection of Jesus%E2%80%94are envisioned as 20 journeys in this primer that puts the events in geographical and historical context. In addition to the accessible main text, "travel tips" play up the travel theme ("The hills of Galilee are at their best in spring, when the wild flowers are in bloom"), and fairly institutional cartoon artwork (complete with labels) portrays Jerusalem, Babylon, Nazareth, and other locations. No biblical quotes appear (nor do the names of any of the books from either testament); rather, this is a basic overview of key events. Ages 7%E2%80%9312. (Apr.)