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The Lion Storyteller Bible

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Lions are featured in the description of the cherubim surrounding God’s throne. Ezekiel 10:14 says, “Each of the cherubim had four faces: One face was that of a cherub, the second the face of a human being, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.” Some assert that the presence of a lion’s face may symbolize the boldness and strength of God’s character. Other scholars suggest the lion’s face represents God’s rule over the wild beasts. These lively retellings are full of humour and drama. The strong rhythmic prose invites children to join in.” Times Educational Supplement

The Lion Storyteller Bible : Hartman, Bob, Poole, Susie The Lion Storyteller Bible : Hartman, Bob, Poole, Susie

Code: HAR-2921 Categories: Kids Ministry Books, Kids Resources, Storytelling, Under 5's, View All Kids Resources Tags: assembly, bob hartman, books for children's ministry, children's ministry resources, kid's church, kid's ministry resources, kids activities, storytelling, Sunday schoolBob Hartman is a professional storyteller and award-winning children’s author of over seventy books. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but now lives in Wiltshire. He has been entertaining audiences on both sides of the Atlanticfor over 30years with his books and performances, which bring togetherretellings of Bible stories and traditional tales from around the worldwith his own imaginative stories. His books are full of humour and insight, whilst his storytelling sessionsare exciting, engaging, dynamic – and aboveall, interactive! The Lion Storyteller Bible is used in schools across the United Kingdom as part of a Bible projectcalled Open the Book, and is regularly performed for over 800,000 children in more than 3,000 primary schools. He is well known for his hugelypopular The Lion Storyteller collection, the Telling the Bible series, and the highly acclaimed picture books: The Wolf Who Cried Boy, Dinner in the Lions’ Den and The Three Billy Goats’ Stuff.

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Lions are legendary for their strength, beauty, and fearlessness. The lion has been called the king of the beasts and the king of the jungle, and, in the Bible, Jesus is called the Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5). The lion symbolism expands our understanding of baby Jesus in the manger (Luke 2:7) and the suffering Savior on the cross (Isaiah 53:7), revealing Jesus as the conquering King of kings, a roaring lion taking vengeance on His enemies (Revelation 19:16). Biblical storytelling can do one of two things," says Bob. "It can excite and inspire and create a thirst for more. Or it can bore and embarrass and leave a group with a sad sense of 'so what?' And that's an important difference, if you believe, as I do, that those stories contain something essential about who we are and who God is."

Probably the most familiar mention of lions in the Bible is found in the story of the prophet Daniel. This godly man was thrown into a lions’ den for refusing to obey the Persian king’s ban on prayer (Daniel 6:16). A lions’ den was sure destruction for anyone tossed inside. Yet God showed His authority over even the most powerful of beasts by shutting the lions’ mouths. Daniel, rather than come to a gruesome demise, emerged from the den unharmed (Daniel 6:21–22). These lively retellings are full of humour and drama. The strong rhythmic prose invites children to join in. Times Educational Supplement

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