I’m eagerly anticipating the arrival of my copy of the soon-to-be-released JPS Illustrated Children’s Bible.
The illustrations look to be beautifully rendered. But even more than the illustrations, I am looking forward to reading the stories from a fresh point of view.
From the introduction:
My chief aim in writing this book has been to introduce American children to the language and rhythms of the Hebrew Bible.
You can download (PDF file) the introduction here. A sample chapter is also available for download.
But if you want to see more, and especially if you’re interested in reading the Author’s notebook which includes explanations about choices made for the translation (a very worthwhile read!), you can find sample pages of the book on Google Books. Here’s a link to the search I performed. You can also follow the link on the JPS page to another Google Preview.
Cool. When’s it coming out?
I wasn’t expecting it until mid-July, but amazingly it was delivered on Monday! I’m perusing it now and will put up more of a review soon.