Adam and Eve in the Garden

Book: Adam and Eve in the Garden
Authors: John and Kim Walton
Illustrator: Alice Craig
Publisher: David C. Cook, 1987
ISBN-10: 1555132227
ISBN-13: 978-1555132224
Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable)
Reading level: Ages 3-5
Rating: 4 stars (GOOD)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Walton, John and Kim. Adam and Eve in the Garden (published in 1987 by Chariot Books, an imprint of David C. Cook Publishing Co., Elgin, IL.) This is one of the “Early Foundations in the Bible,” a series of Bible stories that was written by a Bible professor at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, and his wife. It grew out of their desire to communicate Bible stories to their two preschool children effectively. The author says, “As a Bible professor, I find that too much of my time is spent ‘unteaching’—trying to reverse incorrect notions that students have picked up salong the way from children’s storybooks or well-meaning Sunday school materials.” As a result, these books aim for faithfulness to the Biblical text while simplifying the stories for children. There are notes for parents on the last page of each book to provide more information. We had four of them: Adam and Eve in the Garden, which tells about the creation and fall of the first man and woman, Samuel and the Voice in the Night, Jeroboam and the Golden Calves, and Daniel and the Lions, and I found them to be fairly accurate. Others listed include David and Goliath, Elijah and the Contest, and Paul and the Bright Light.

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