'Promise' idea makes colorful new Bible 'unique' Print
Written by By Angie Brillhart   
Monday, 10 August 2009 04:52 PM America/New_York

Having sold millions of its popular "Bible Promise" books in the last 20 years, Barbour Publishing is targeting a new demographic with a new collection of "365 Bible Promises" to introduce 3- to 5-year-olds to the many assurances of Scripture.

To release next month, My Everyday Promise Bible (978-1-602-60475-9, $14.97) is written and illustrated by Phil A. Smouse, whose Jesus Wants All of Me was the official children's version of Oswald Chambers' My Utmost for His Highest (Barbour Publishing).

"The 'promise' idea makes this Bible absolutely unique," said Smouse, who also illustrated Wanda E. Brunstetter's children’s book The Wisdom of Solomon (Lapp) (Barbour Publishing). "I'm sure it will even appeal to folks who've already purchased a typical children's story Bible or two."

Since the full-text Bible could overwhelm children under 5, Smouse selected a single scriptural promise for each day of the year for the project. Besides a paraphrased scripture, each page of the 384-page My Everyday Promise Bible features a brief devotional and colorful illustrations.

An example of the Bible's concise passages include Proverbs 22:9, which says, "A man who loves to give good things to others will be showered with blessings from the Lord."

For bedtime reading, morning devotions or for youngsters to carry to church, My Everyday Promise Bible comes in a 5-by-7-inch format, which looks and feels like a Bible.

For more information on My Everyday Promise Bible, visit www.barbourbooks.com. To order, contact Barbour Publishing at 800-852-8010.

Angie Brillhart is publicist for Barbour Publishing.