Sinai Temple owns the David, Noah, Daniel, and Moses titles in the “I Can Read” 
series of Bible stories by Dennis Jones, and when I was there we considered 
them ok for a conservative synagogue. I would guess that certain ones by 
Zondervan are also ok, because the Sperber Library owns one by him called 
“Jonah and the Big Fish”. They have very few words to a page and are for just 
beginning readers, and the pictures are quite colorful. However, there are many 
authors in the series, and they repeat subjects, so you have to see each one.

Most of these books have a preview available to click on through Amazon to get 
a general view, although of course you can’t see the whole thing. The one I do 
know not to recommend would be on the subjects of  creation, Adam and Eve, and 
often stories of King David. I think they fill a void though, and kids like 


Lisa Silverman
Library Director, Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library
Address: 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, California 90077
Phone: (310) 440-1264
Email: lisa.silver...@aju.edu<mailto:lisa.silver...@aju.edu>
Website: http://library.aju.edu<http://library.aju.edu/>

From: Hasafran [mailto:hasafran-bounces+lisa.silverman=aju....@lists.osu.edu] 
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Subject: [ha-Safran] Christian content in bible stories

Dear Hasafranim,

Does anyone know if books by Dennis Jones, such as Noah and God's Great 
Promise: Biblical Values (I Can Read!) or by Zondervan have obvious Christian 
content that would make them objectionable in a Conservative synagogue library?


Rachel Haus
Library Director
Congregation of Moses Fisher Library
Kalamazoo MI
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