Here is a wonderful collection of Bible stories that have to with animals as God's creatures. They have been paraphrased by Marie-Hélène Delval for readers ages 4 through 8. And the colorful and meditative illustrations by Aurélia Fronty enhance the text nicely. Since there traditionally has not been enough emphasis on the close relationship of animals and human beings in the Christian past, it is salutary that parents and grandparents can read a book like this one together and rejoice in the diversity and beauty of all God's creatures. These accounts draw out our wonder and open our hearts.

Here you will find accounts of the animals on the ark, Noah's dove, the cats of Babylon, Jonah's fish, the sparrows in Matthew 6, Jesus and the donkey, the lost sheep of Luke 15 and much more.

The Animals of the Bible gives children a chance to think about the wonders of God's creation and the many roles they have played in the lives of our ancestors. We rejoice and join in with the spirit of Psalm 104: "How many are your works, oh Lord! / Your creatures fill the earth./ You open your hand and feed them; / you breathe your breath/ and you give them life." (See more at Eerdmans Books for Young Readers,