Presented by Dr. Melody Green
Friday, October 27th, 7:00pm
Christ Church Youth House- 1301 N. Linden Street, Normal, Illinois
Looking Closer at Children’s Bible storybooks. Many people who grow up in Christian homes learn their “Bible stories” from Bible story books, collections of selected stories that have been retold. The authors of many of these collections state that the changes they are making are only to make the stories easier to understand, but upon closer examination, they frequently prove to reflect the values of the culture in which the story was written, and the theology of the authors themselves.
This presentation will discuss why this matters and how it happens, as well as looking at some specific stories—which ones get retold the most? Why? What gets added? What gets removed?