Fantastic facts like the following bring an extra dimension to over 25 of the world's best-loved Bible stories, providing both parents and children with hundreds of tidbits to talk about and learn from. Dynamic illustrations add to the enjoyment, while thought provoking questions make sure young readers think about the lessons at the heart of each story. Created through a partnership with the American Bible Society, Favorite Bible Stories and Amazing Facts is a sure way to help familiarize children with the stories, names, and places they should know, while guaranteeing they have fun along the way.
You've heard the story of David and Goliath. But did you know that Goliath's armor alone weighed 125 pounds? Or that slingshots were considered so deadly that armies at the time had soldiers who were specially trained in their use?
Here are a few other fascinating facts: Jonah was not the only person to survive being swallowed by a giant sea creature. In the 1890s, a sailor named Barley was discovered alive in the belly of a whale!
Moses turned the Egyptians' drinking water into blood. Red algae can have the same devastating effect, turning water red and making it unsuitable for drinking, cooking, and farming.
The 'wise men' who came to see the infant Jesus were actually part of a special group of Gentile astrologers. And did you also know that nowhere is the word 'three' mentioned? There may have been any number of wise men who made the journey!