Religion: For Christmas

The Story of the Bible, by Hendrik Willem Van Loon, has been published with many pretty pictures. It is written for boys. Its author's stated purpose is to advertise the Bible to boys. He hopes, faintly, it will induce boys to read the Bible.

Mr. Van Loon has rewritten almost every Bible story, making it plain that they are nothing but stories, and as such to be enjoyed to the full. Exhibit "A" (concerning Goliath) :

Quick as lightning David was upon him. He grabbed the giant's sword. He hacked at him with unexpected...

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