Junior Outlook Roaring Bible Do you remember the first time you read the Bible? I was 7 and had been given a children’s Bible as a present.I remember being excited at having such a big book and, even though I struggled with some of the words, I got huge pleasure from the amazing stories and lovely pictures. The new Lion Classic Bible was published last month [March] and looks set to be a beautiful and long-lasting addition to many children’s bookshelves. It is beautifully illustrated in a contemporary, sophisticated, pastel style and the stories have been compiled and updated by Woodbridge writer Andrea Skevington. All the familiar characters and events are included – creation, Noah, Joseph, Jonah and Jesus – and they have been presented in 12 themed and chronological sections. Andrea’s stories are straightforward in their presentation but with a gentle insight and a poetic flair to make the events come alive for a modern audience. My children’s Bible is looking a bit dated now, but I still have it, with the inscription from my parents written inside. The new Lion Classic Bible will make a beautiful, thoughtful and memorable Easter gift for any child. Catherine Larner, Young Browsers Bookshop Easter Prayer God our Father, by raising Christ your Son you conquered the power of death and opened for us the way to eternal life. Let our celebration today raise us up and renew our lives by the Spirit that is within us. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.