The Peace Table
A Storybook Bible
Published by: MennoMedia
384 Pages, 8.00 x 10.00 in
- Published: July 2023
Order 12 or more and receive 20% off!
This resource can be shipped in case quantities of 12. If you would like to order even case quantities, please order in multiples of 12.
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NOTE to congregations: The Peace Table includes all the Bible stories for Elementary groups, beginning Fall 2023 and continuing for three years. Purchase at least one per Elementary classroom. Also, consider buying one for each family with preschool and elementary age children, a great way to connect church and home!
From beginning to end, the Bible reminds us that we are made in God’s image and that God’s table has room for us all. The Peace Table is a comprehensive family storybook Bible that makes God’s presence and peace real to children of all ages.
In these pages, readers young and old will encounter biblically faithful retellings of 140 stories from Scripture. Stunning artwork from 30 illustrators invites children to see themselves reflected in God’s story. Woven alongside each Bible story are prayer prompts, questions, and action ideas to guide family reflection and conversation. Twelve “peace paths” encourage children to explore the ways that peace themes are woven throughout the Old and New Testaments. A resource section includes ideas for how to experience peace with God, self, others, and creation, as well as maps, background information on the Bible, interactive ways to pray, and prayers for many occasions.
The Peace Table is an excellent resource for families and faith communities who want their children to love Jesus, grow in faith, and become peacemakers who change the world!
Click here to view sample pages.
- Letter to Families
- Introduction to The Peace Table: A Storybook bible
- Using The Peace Table
- Peace Paths
- Children's Faith Development
- Talking about Difficult Stories
- Old Testament Stories (57 stories)
- New Testament Stories (84 stories)
- Types of Prayer
- Ways to Pray
- Pray Through the Day
- Meal Prayers
- Breath Prayers
- The Lord's Prayer
- Finger Prayer Paths
- Peace with God
- Peace Inside
- Peace with Others
- Peace with Creation
- Books of the Bible
- Old Testament Timeline
- New Testament Timeline
- Map of the Exodus
- United Kingdom
- Divided Kingdom: Israel and Judah
- Diagram of Solomon's Temple
- Diagram of Herod's Temple
- "Israel in Jesus' Time" Map
- The Events of Holy Week
- "The Church Grows" Map
- Pronunciation Guide
- Meet the Authors
- Meet the Theological Advisors
- Meet the Illustration Consultants
- Meet the Illustrators
"If you want an accessible story Bible that is faithful to scripture, takes children seriously, and celebrates diversity, then The Peace Table is for you!" ~Dave Csinos, associate professor of practical theology at Atlantic School of Theology and founder of Faith Forward
"Well-told stories, gorgeous illustrations, and plentiful extra resources make this a great choice for family read-aloud times and congregational ministries." ~The Rev. Dr. Karen-Marie Yust, Rowe professor of Christian education, Union Presbyterian Seminary; author and blogger at www.RealKidsRealFaith.org
"The Peace Table not only presents difficult stories in an age-appropriate way, it also provides resources that help adults and children alike work through what those stories might mean—and all while being beautifully and inclusively illustrated." ~Dawn Araujo-Hawkins, news editor of the Christian Century and mom of three
"The Peace Table is a great resource for families sitting on the couch together and a great resource for children’s ministries looking for a great curriculum for their young peacemakers!" ~Aimee Hong, senior executive director of education and engagement for the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society
"The stories in The Peace Table are told in beautiful language that is accessible to all developmental levels. The illustrations are gorgeous, not only for their colors but because just about every child can find themselves represented." ~Elizabeth Christie, blogger for Practical Resources for Churches website
"The Peace Table is a vibrant and beautiful Bible storybook with a new and fresh approach." ~Katara Patton, author and senior editor at Our Daily Bread
"Shine gifts the next generation with the most abiding truths of the Jesus tradition in these more beautiful, more just, more virtue-filled reimaginings of our faith stories—gorgeously rendered in both word and image." ~Melvin Bray, Emmy® award-winning storyteller, social entrepreneur, and author of BETTER: Waking Up to Who We Could Be
"The Peace Table is a brilliant artistic endeavor bathed in scripture, prayer prompts, and background information to help all families study the Bible with confidence, reverence, and an open heart." ~Amber O’Neal Johnston, blogger at HeritageMom.com and author of A Place to Belong
"This book is stunning! I am especially impressed with the thoughtful portrayal of the Bible stories, the impactful artwork, and all the extras." ~Jamie Nace, pastor of child and elder ministries at Lancaster (PA) Church of the Brethren
"This isn’t just a story Bible, this is a tool for intergenerational faith formation - and I can't wait to use it with children and families in my congregation! . . .Instead of watering down the Bible, the authors embrace the Bible in all its beautiful complexity and distill each passage to its essence."
~Talashia Keim Yoder, pastor at College Mennonite Church (Goshen, IN)
"I have never seen a children's Bible with such integrity to the original texts, beauty in art and prose, emphasis on the theme of peace, and anti-oppression commitment that pervades the entire project." ~Sarah Bixler, associate seminary dean; assistant professor of practical theology and formation at Eastern Mennonite Seminary
"The Peace Table is one of the most theologically Anabaptist, Jesus-centered Bibles for children that celebrates the diverse, vibrant, and flavorful table of God where everyone is welcome." ~Sue Park Hur, director of racial/ethnic engagement for Mennonite Church USA