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32 pages
Jul 2008
Concordia Publishing House

The Real Story of the Flood

by Paul L. Maier

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This beautifully illustrated storybook, written by a professor of history, is a great way to teach older children about Noah and the ark. Whether as a home-schooling assignment or to supplement the history lessons being taught at a public or private school, this book will interest children and adults alike with its information on the biblical story of the flood.

Each page begins with a verse or group of verses from Genesis, which is followed by Maier's supplemental information and explanation of what historically took place in Noah's lifetime. Truly captivating, the information is simple and easy to comprehend, yet insightful and meaningful. On the opposite of each Bible verse and explanation is a beautiful corresponding illustration.

Maier's research and organized presentation of the facts will pique the interest of anyone who wants to learn more about biblical stories. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! -- Jennifer Joneleit,

Book Jacket:

The latest landmark book from Paul L. Maier gives children a biblical, historically accurate description of the Flood. Illustrations by Robert T. Barrett add realism and perspective to the story of faithful believer Noah and his family who obeyed God and were preserved from death and destruction.

In eloquent, authoritative language, The Real Story of the Flood describes what is known about the Flood as revealed in Scripture. Young readers learn about the sinfulness of man, one faithful man and his family, and how God saved them from perishing.

The book also addresses common questions about the story, such as the logistics of building a vessel large enough to house all the animals for a year. The story ends with the rainbow, God's sign that He will never again destroy the earth by flood.

Children learn that God's Word is true and the story of the Flood is biblical fact rather than fairy tale or myth.