Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Parents Strongly Cautioned

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When Jack puts the girls to bed, he likes to read to them from Illustrated Stories from the Bible, and Illustrated Stories from the Book of Mormon, the classic, 1970s editions.
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By last night they had made it to Volume 9, which illustrates the story of Ammon defending the flocks of King Lamoni against Lamanite robbers. A graphic account, to be sure.

Thank goodness for this 'kid-friendly' collection!
Otherwise, the story might be frightening??
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(PS, for friends not familiar with the Book of Mormon...
You can read the story of Ammon, one of my personal heroes,
here or here )

19 comments:

Svancara Family said...

i remember reading those growing up...i never thought they were graphic until now:)

Alyson P. said...

We used that same book last year to teach the 10 year old girls that story in our primary class. They still flinch and cover their eyes any time we pull out a picture to show them. They scream, "There's not BLOOD in this picture is there?" We certainly traumatized them!

Krista said...

What a way to make the scriptures exciting. That is almost as good as Indiana Jones.

Courtney Vance said...

Oh I'm so excited for a follow up story from Tales of Jolie. Keep us posted!

krissiecook said...

That story was my all-time fave as a kid. I loved the gory scene, especially the bloody arm removal. I am sad my son doesn't have such realism in his scripture studies.

Jane said...

I don't read the scriptures as much as I should, maybe it stems back to the time my mom and dad read me Book of Mormon stories with bloody, gory pictures.

Katie and Jeff said...

Who knew the scriptures should come with a PG-13 rating?!

Aileen said...

Uh-oh, they may end up like Hallie! Everynight she asks me if we can we watch something scary on tv! But Jack is introducing them to GOOD scary, not NBC'c Medium scary such as a little toddler murdered and replaced inside a doll box in a toy store!

Brandy said...

Oh my goodness!! I've never seen the old 70's versions of those books. What did your girls think after examining those pictures?

Emmers said...

HOLY COW! That's amazing.

Allen and Amy Waples said...

Geeze! Who knew they needed to be so graphic to get the point across to small children.

I can relate though, last year we were so excited to watch it "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" with Ashley and as we were watching it we realized they are so mean to each other and calling each other stupid...Obviously, we didn't remember this from when we were growing up so, I am sure she won't either.

Laura Stringham said...

Where can I get that book? Brent would love it.

Amy N said...

I think my seminary kids would love this. They LOVE the violence in the scriptures and I practically have to exaggerate on death and destruction to keep them awake. Problem solved with these books.

senategirl said...

I remember those books! My brother got them and I was so jealous. Maybe not anymore. I just get the cartoon ones from the distribution center and they are awesome. Kate's are well loved and worn. Funny post!

Lorie said...

My mom used to ahve a set of those books...I wonder where they are?

Nice pictures! No wonder that is always the boys favorite story in Primary!

We use these ones:

http://tinyurl.com/bhhcl4

Not so graphic! ;D And you can even read them online here:

http://lds.org/videos/0,20069,6635-1,00.html#9

Lorie said...

And from the looks of the picture you won't have to worry about Jolie...but Leah is paying attention pretty intently! ;D

Daneille said...

I agree with Lorie... Jolie and Leah are once again exhibiting the incarnate personalities of Jack and Todd, respectively. It's so funny for me to see those girls acting the same as my little boys did a quarter of a century ago.
By the way, Jack looks kind of like he's got some allergy issues in the picture. Has springtime hit Santa Barbara?

Leslie said...

That is hilarious. I remember being fascinated by the story of Ammon as a child, although I never had the benefit of a book with such graphic depictions.

Emmers said...

P.S. I asked a girl in Primary what her favorite TV show was and she said, "I think there is too much violence on TV. My favorite movie is Ammon and King Lamoni." I think scripture violence is WAY better than TV violence.

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