Religion They Sent It to Us: “Color Me Bible”
posted by April 1 at 10:55 AMon
Date: April 1, 2008 9:35:07 AM PDT
Subject: Kids Bible Arts Festival Offers Ranch Vacations
Dear Ms. Kiley,
I thought that readers of Stranger would be interested in learning how children can win dude ranch vacations for their families by answering and illustrating questions from the Gospel of John for an online book. Please let me know if I can answer any questions about the Children’s International Arts Festival.
All His best,
GLOBAL ARTS FESTIVAL OFFERS KIDS DUDE RANCH VACATIONS AS BIBLE STUDY INCENTIVE
South Padre Island, Texas, April 1, 2008 — Year after year the Bible remains the best selling book in America, yet pollster George Gallup has dubbed Americans “a nation of biblical illiterates” who revere the Bible, but don’t read it.
Syndicated columnist Carey Kinsolving wants to change that.
Children all over the world can write and draw to win one of a dozen dude ranch vacations offered as prizes in the Children’s International Arts Festival. Kids ages 5-12 can enter by answering and illustrating Bible-related questions for an online book the festival organizer plans to publish.
The best children’s writing and art will be published in the “Kids Color Me Bible Gospel of John.” This online storybook Bible will be patterned after Kinsolving’s popular “Kids Color Me Bible.”
Each chapter features children’s writing and art. Children who print pages from the free, online book can add their writing and art making each chapter a personalized keepsake.
Children who wish to enter the festival can get their parents to download an entry form at www.KidsTalkAboutGod.org.
What do you say, “readers of Stranger”? Care to enter the contest and share your creations?
How about an illustration of Malachi 2:2? (“Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces.”)
Or II Kings 2:23? (“From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him: ‘Go on up, you baldhead!’ He turned around, looked at them, and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.”)
Or Ezekiel 23:19? (“Yet she became more and more promiscuous as she recalled the days of her youth, when she was a prostitute in Egypt. There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.”)
Mail your very bestest Bible renderings to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
Color Me Bible Contest
1535 11th Ave, Third Floor
Seattle, WA 98122
Maybe you’ll win a pony! Or something!
See more illustrated theology here. And remember…