What Was the Gutenberg Bible?
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Who What Why Series | The Reformation Church
The Reformation was an important time in both the history of the Christian Church, and in global history.
God used his Word, new technology, and faithful believers to bring people to the truth of Scripture. We are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone. Scripture alone is our authority--not the word of councils or popes. We live our lives and do all things to the glory of God alone.
Teach your kids about the Reformation Church with fun narrative and important biblical truth through the Who What Why series from Danika Cooley and Christian Focus Publications.
What Was the Gutenberg Bible?
Johann Gutenberg invented a world–changing machine that meant people could read God’s Word for themselves. The world could share ideas, discoveries and new and God’s Word could be quickly, inexpensively and accurately reproduced. Help your 8–11 year–olds discover how the printing press paved the way for the Reformation.
Just fifty years after twelve Death Ships pulled into the harbor in Sicily, and a decade after an English professor secretly translated Latin words into English, a man named after his house defied all odds and created a machine that would spread words across the world like dandelion seeds. The interesting thing about history is it is like a line of dominoes standing on end. Every event is a result of things that happened before. Once things happen, they impact what comes next--just like dominoes knocking each other over.
What Was the Gutenberg Bible?, Danika Cooley (Christian Focus Publications, 2021), page 6
Your kids can learn about the impact of the printing of the Gutenberg Bible. They'll learn about the history of writing and reproducing written works, the story of Johann Gutenberg, and about the translation of God's Word.
In a fun and engaging tone, the narrative Christian history book What Was the Gutenberg Bible? will help your kids see how God sovereignly arranged the development of technology that allowed for the distribution of his Word in the heart languages of the world, and that led to the Reformation.
What Was the Gutenberg Bible? chapters:
- Introduction: The Most Important Book
- Chapter One: Words Across the World
- Chapter Two: A Restless Inventor
- Chapter Three: Johann's Marvelous Machine
- Chapter Four: The Gutenberg Bible
- Chapter Five: Road to the Reformation
- Chapter Six: The Bible in Latin
- Chapter Seven: The Language of Your Heart
Fabulously illustrated by Martyn Smith, the Who What Why series books are each 95 pages long with 8-9 chapters, perfect for your middle grade (ages 8-11) readers. The fun narrative makes each book an engaging family read aloud, but kids will love, too, that they can read the books on their own.
In fun sidebars, your kids will also learn about:
- Who Wrote the Bible?
- Scribes in Europe
- Why the Bible?
- The Work of Printing
- A Crafty Investor
- The Renaissance
- Jerome's Strange Ideas
- The Bible Today
What Was the Gutenberg Bible? is a fun way for kids to learn about a technology which changed history and helped the Church be able to read God's Word in the language of their own heart.
Christian Biographies for Kids | Christian History for Kids | Theology for Kids
"As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight." - Psalm 16:3, ESV
Christian History Matters for Our Kids.
History matters. Now, more than ever, we see how important it is for our children to know and understand history and the Bible.
- God is the sovereign ruler of all things. It's important for our kids to see his hand in the history of nations and in the lives of both peasants and kings.
- Christian history is the story of our family history. Our kids get to see how people who love Jesus follow him.
- Understanding history can help our kids learn historic and biblical theology. They learn what the Bible says and what that means for us. They also see when the study of Scripture has taken important turns that have changed the Church.
- Reading Christian biographies and history can be a wonderful way for kids to think outside their own time and culture. God's Church spans centuries and includes people from every nation.
- Christian biographies help kids consider their own faith, walk with Jesus, and the impact their witness may one day have on others--and on history.
Elementary-aged kids need middle grade resources that are fun, a little sassy, and that teach valuable lessons.