Bible Gems to Remember Illustrated Bible, written by Robin Schmitt and illustrated by Kris Aro McLeod, takes children through 52 stories from the Bible. Each story includes a powerful 'gem' from Scripture to memorize, a Bible story with colorful and rich illustrations and more related gems to ponder at the end. Bible gems, also known as gemstones, are very short, very powerful clauses from the Bible. They are no more than five words long, so they are easy to remember. Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years.