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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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My Book of Bible Stories

Enjoy 116 stories from the Bible. They are accurate, easy to understand, and beautifully illustrated.

Introduction

True stories taken from the world’s greatest book, the Bible, provide a history of the world from creation onward.

STORY 1

God Begins to Make Things

The Genesis story of creation is understandable and fascinating—even to young children.

STORY 2

A Beautiful Garden

According to Genesis, God made the garden of Eden a very special place. God wants the whole earth to be just like that beautiful garden.

STORY 3

The First Man and Woman

God created Adam and Eve and placed them in the garden of Eden. They became the first married couple.

STORY 4

Why They Lost Their Home

The Bible book of Genesis tells us how the original paradise was lost.

STORY 5

A Hard Life Begins

Outside the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve faced many problems. If only they had obeyed God, life would have been happy for them and their children.

STORY 6

A Good Son, and a Bad One

The story of Cain and Abel, as recorded in Genesis, teaches us about the kind of people we should be—and what attitudes to change before it’s too late.

STORY 7

A Brave Man

The example of Enoch shows that you can do what is right, even if people all around you do what is bad.

STORY 8

Giants in the Earth

Genesis chapter 6 tells about giants who hurt people. Those giants, called Nephilim, were children of the fallen angels who left heaven and lived as humans.

STORY 9

Noah Builds an Ark

Noah and his family survived the Flood because they obeyed God even though others would not listen.

STORY 10

The Great Flood

People laughed at Noah’s warning message. But they were not laughing when the flood waters fell from heaven! Learn how Noah’s ark saved Noah, his family, and many animals.

STORY 11

The First Rainbow

When you see a rainbow, what should it remind you of?

STORY 12

Men Build a Big Tower

God was not pleased, and the punishment he gave still affects people today.

STORY 13

Abraham—A Friend of God

Why did Abraham leave his comfortable home to spend the rest of his life living in tents?

STORY 14

God Tests Abraham’s Faith

Why did God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac?

STORY 15

Lot’s Wife Looked Back

What she did can teach us a valuable lesson.

STORY 16

Isaac Gets a Good Wife

What made Rebekah such a good wife? Her beauty, or something else?

STORY 17

Twins Who Were Different

Their father, Isaac, loved Esau more, but their mother, Rebekah, loved Jacob more.

STORY 18

Jacob Goes to Haran

Jacob married Leah first even though he was in love with Rachel.

STORY 19

Jacob Has a Big Family

Are the 12 tribes of Israel named after Jacob’s 12 sons?

STORY 20

Dinah Gets Into Trouble

It all started with the wrong friends.

STORY 21

Joseph’s Brothers Hate Him

What could make some of them want to kill their own brother?

STORY 22

Joseph Is Put Into Prison

He is sent there, not because he broke the law, but because he did what was right.

STORY 23

Pharaoh’s Dreams

The seven cows and seven heads of grain have something in common.

STORY 24

Joseph Tests His Brothers

How can he know whether they have really changed from the time that they sold him as a slave?

STORY 25

The Family Moves to Egypt

Why are the members of Jacob’s family called Israelites instead of Jacobites?

STORY 26

Job Is Faithful to God

Job lost his wealth, his health, and all his children. Was God punishing him?

STORY 27

A Bad King Rules Egypt

Why did he tell his people to kill all the Israelite baby boys?

STORY 28

How Baby Moses Was Saved

His mother finds a way around the law that all Israelite baby boys should be killed.

STORY 29

Why Moses Ran Away

Moses thought he was ready to save the Israelites when he was 40 years old, but he wasn’t.

STORY 30

The Burning Bush

Using a series of miracles, God tells Moses that the time has come for Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.

STORY 31

Moses and Aaron See Pharaoh

Why doesn’t Pharaoh listen to Moses and release the Israelites?

STORY 32

The 10 Plagues

God brought 10 calamities on Egypt, all because the Egyptian ruler Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let the Israelites go.

STORY 33

Crossing the Red Sea

Moses parts the Red Sea by God’s power and the Israelites cross on dry land.

STORY 34

A New Kind of Food

This special food from God falls from the sky.

STORY 35

Jehovah Gives His Laws

What two laws are greater than the Ten Commandments?

STORY 36

The Golden Calf

Why would people worship a statue made from melted-down earrings?

STORY 37

A Tent for Worship

Its innermost room held the ark of the covenant.

STORY 38

The 12 Spies

Ten of the spies say one thing, but two of them say another. Who do the Israelites believe?

STORY 39

Aaron’s Rod Grows Flowers

How could a piece of dead wood produce flowers and ripe fruit overnight?

STORY 40

Moses Strikes the Rock

Moses got results, but he also made Jehovah angry.

STORY 41

The Copper Serpent

Why would God send poisonous snakes to bite the Israelites?

STORY 42

A Donkey Talks

The donkey sees something that Balaam cannot.

STORY 43

Joshua Becomes Leader

Moses is still strong, so why is he replaced by Joshua?

STORY 44

Rahab Hides the Spies

How does Rahab help the two men, and what favor does she ask?

STORY 45

Crossing the Jordan River

A miracle happens when the priests step into the water.

STORY 46

The Walls of Jericho

How could a cord keep a wall from falling down?

STORY 47

A Thief in Israel

Can one bad man bring trouble on a whole nation?

STORY 48

The Wise Gibeonites

They trick Joshua and the Israelites into making a promise, but the Israelites keep their promise.

STORY 49

The Sun Stands Still

Jehovah did something for Joshua that he never did before and has not done since.

STORY 50

Two Brave Women

Barak leads Israel’s army into battle, so why does Jael get the glory?

STORY 51

Ruth and Naomi

Ruth leaves her home to stay with Naomi and serve Jehovah.

STORY 52

Gideon and His 300 Men

God picked the members for this small army using an unusual drinking test.

STORY 53

Jephthah’s Promise

His promise to Jehovah affected not just him, but his daughter as well.

STORY 54

The Strongest Man

How did Delilah learn the secret of Samson’s strength?

STORY 55

A Little Boy Serves God

God uses young Samuel to deliver a stinging message to High Priest Eli.

STORY 56

Saul—Israel’s First King

At first chosen by God and later rejected by him, Saul can teach us a valuable lesson.

STORY 57

God Chooses David

What does God see in David that the prophet Samuel does not?

STORY 58

David and Goliath

David fought Goliath, not merely with his sling, but with a far more powerful weapon.

STORY 59

Why David Must Run Away

Saul was at first pleased with David, but developed murderous jealousy toward him. Why?

STORY 60

Abigail and David

Abigail calls her husband a fool, yet this saves his life—temporarily.

STORY 61

David Is Made King

David proves that he is qualified to be king of Israel by both what he does and what he refuses to do.

STORY 62

Trouble in David’s House

With one bad mistake, David brings calamity on himself and his family for years.

STORY 63

Wise King Solomon

Was he really going to cut the baby in half?

STORY 64

Solomon Builds the Temple

Despite being very wise, Solomon was persuaded to do something foolish and wrong.

STORY 65

The Kingdom Is Divided

As soon as Jeroboam began ruling, he led the people into breaking God’s law.

STORY 66

Jezebel—A Wicked Queen

She would stop at nothing to get what she wanted.

STORY 67

Jehoshaphat Trusts Jehovah

Why would an army go to battle with unarmed singers leading the way?

STORY 68

Two Boys Who Live Again

Can someone who has died be brought back to life? It has happened before!

STORY 69

A Girl Helps a Mighty Man

She had the courage to speak up, and it resulted in a miracle.

STORY 70

Jonah and the Big Fish

Jonah learned an important lesson about doing what Jehovah says.

STORY 71

God Promises a Paradise

The first paradise was small; this one will fill the earth.

STORY 72

God Helps King Hezekiah

In one night, an angel kills 185,000 Assyrian soldiers.

STORY 73

Israel’s Last Good King

As a teenager, Josiah took a brave step.

STORY 74

A Man Who Is Not Afraid

Jeremiah thought he was too young to be a prophet, but God knew that he could do it.

STORY 75

Four Boys in Babylon

They succeeded despite being separated from their families.

STORY 76

Jerusalem Is Destroyed

Why does God let Israel’s enemies, the Babylonians, destroy Jerusalem?

STORY 77

They Would Not Bow Down

Would God save these three obedient young men from the fiery furnace?

STORY 78

Handwriting on the Wall

The prophet Daniel interprets four mysterious words.

STORY 79

Daniel in the Lions’ Pit

Daniel received a death sentence, but could he have avoided it?

STORY 80

God’s People Leave Babylon

King Cyrus of Persia fulfilled one prophecy when he captured Babylon, and now he fulfills another.

STORY 81

Trusting in God’s Help

The Israelites break man’s laws in order to obey God. Will God bless them?

STORY 82

Mordecai and Esther

Queen Vashti was beautiful, but King Ahasuerus still replaced her with Esther as his new queen. Why?

STORY 83

The Walls of Jerusalem

While rebuilding the wall, the workers must keep their swords and spears ready both day and night.

STORY 84

An Angel Visits Mary

He brings a message from God: Mary is going to have a baby who will be a king forever.

STORY 85

Jesus Born in a Stable

Why would a future king be born where animals are fed?

STORY 86

Men Guided by a Star

Who guided the magi to Jesus? The answer might surprise you.

STORY 87

Young Jesus in the Temple

He has something that amazes even the older men who teach at the temple.

STORY 88

John Baptizes Jesus

John has been baptizing sinners, but Jesus never sinned. Why did John baptize him?

STORY 89

Jesus Cleans Out the Temple

Jesus displays a type of love that makes him become angry.

STORY 90

With the Woman at the Well

How can the water that Jesus offers keep her from ever getting thirsty at all?

STORY 91

Jesus Teaches on a Mountain

Learn timeless wisdom from his Sermon on the Mount.

STORY 92

Jesus Raises the Dead

Using God’s power, Jesus said two simple words and resurrected the daughter of Jairus.

STORY 93

Jesus Feeds Many People

By miraculously feeding thousands, Jesus proved what important point?

STORY 94

He Loves Little Children

Jesus teaches the apostles that they have much to learn not only about little children, but also from the children.

STORY 95

The Way Jesus Teaches

Jesus’ parable of the neighborly Samaritan is an example of the style of teaching he used most often.

STORY 96

Jesus Heals the Sick

What does Jesus accomplish by all the miracles he performs?

STORY 97

Jesus Comes as King

Large crowds welcome him, but not everyone is happy about it.

STORY 98

On the Mount of Olives

Jesus tells four of his apostles about things that are happening in our time.

STORY 99

In an Upstairs Room

Why does Jesus tell the disciples to have this special meal each year?

STORY 100

Jesus in the Garden

Why did Judas betray Jesus with a kiss?

STORY 101

Jesus Is Killed

While being put to death on the stake, he made a promise about paradise.

STORY 102

Jesus Is Alive

After an angel rolls the stone away from Jesus’ tomb, the soldiers on guard there are shocked at what they see inside.

STORY 103

Into a Locked Room

Why do Jesus’ disciples not recognize him after he is resurrected?

STORY 104

Jesus Returns to Heaven

Before Jesus ascends into the sky, he gives his disciples one last command.

STORY 105

Waiting in Jerusalem

Why did Jesus pour out holy spirit on the disciples at Pentecost?

STORY 106

Set Free From Prison

The Jewish religious leaders put the apostles in prison to stop their preaching, but God has something else in mind.

STORY 107

Stephen Is Stoned

While he is being executed, Stephen offers an extraordinary prayer.

STORY 108

On the Road to Damascus

A blinding light and a voice from heaven change Saul’s life.

STORY 109

Peter Visits Cornelius

Does God view people of any one race or nation as better than those of any other?

STORY 110

Timothy—Paul’s New Helper

Timothy left home to join Paul on an exciting preaching trip.

STORY 111

A Boy Who Fell Asleep

Eutychus fell asleep during Paul’s first talk, but not during his second talk. What happened between the two talks was nothing short of miraculous.

STORY 112

Shipwrecked on an Island

Just when all seems to be lost, Paul receives a message from God that gives him hope.

STORY 113

Paul in Rome

How can Paul do his work as an apostle while he’s a prisoner?

STORY 114

The End of All Badness

Why does God send his army led by Jesus into battle at Armageddon?

STORY 115

A New Paradise on Earth

People lived in paradise on earth once, and it will happen again.

STORY 116

How We Can Live Forever

Is it enough just to know about Jehovah and Jesus? If not, what else is needed?

Study Questions for My Book of Bible Stories

Scriptures and study questions designed to help young ones get the most out of each Bible story.