Bright and bold storybook Bible released

April 6, 2023 | News | Volume 27 Issue 7
CM Staff, with files from MennoMedia |
Jesus washes the feet of his disciples, from The Peace Table. (Art by LaTonya R. Jackson / Reprinted with permission)

MennoMedia has released The Peace Table, the most ambitious children’s Bible project in its history. Within the book’s 384 pages, readers will find 140 Bible stories and an abundance of full-colour artwork by 30 different illustrators.

Alongside each Bible story, authors Chrissie Muecke, Jasmin Pittman Morrell and Teresa Kim Pecinovsky include prayer prompts, questions and action ideas to guide family reflection and conversation.

Twelve “peace paths” encourage children to explore the ways that peace themes are woven throughout the Old and New Testaments. A resource section includes ideas for how to experience peace with God, self, others and creation, as well as maps, background information on the Bible, interactive ways to pray and prayers for many occasions.

The Peace Table will be incorporated into MennoMedia’s Shine elementary curriculum for the next three years, starting in Fall 2023.

The Peace Table is available for pre-order in Canada from CommonWord ( at a discounted price of $34.49 until June 1. Orders are expected to ship in late June. 


An excerpt from the introduction to The Peace Table

What happens at The Peace Table? Here we retell ancient stories of people seeking to follow God, and often messing up. We sing songs, read poetry and prophecies, explore history, learn about laws and commandments, and even read other peoples’ mail.

But it is not just God’s story from the Bible that we share here. We offer our own stories as well—our joys and struggles, our wisdom and mistakes, our favourite memories and our desires for a better world. As we hold our stories in the light of God’s story, we better understand who we are as individuals, families and communities of faith.

Conversations around The Peace Table are not always easy. We come from many different places. We understand God’s story in unique ways. We have different ideas, beliefs, values and experiences. Yet, when we come together at this table, we discover anew that we are all beloved children of God, made in God’s image. We learn from each other and grow together as peacemakers.

So, pull up a seat. Bring a friend and an enemy. Enjoy the compelling stories from The Peace Table and find inspiration in the beautiful artwork. Speak from the heart, ask hard questions, be curious, listen well, share your doubts and pray together often.

Be ready to eat, dance, sing, create, imagine and wonder together. Consider how these ancient stories connect to the life of your family and community today. Then use your unique God-given gifts to help make a more peaceful, just and beautiful world.

Reprinted with permission.


MennoMedia is an agency of Mennonite Church Canada and MC U.S.A. Both Herald Press, which published The Peace Table, and Shine fall under its umbrella.

Jesus washes the feet of his disciples, from The Peace Table. (Art by LaTonya R. Jackson / Reprinted with permission)

A Latin American depiction of a woman touching the edge of Jesus’ robe, from The Peace Table. (Art by Clarissa Martinez / Reprinted with permission)

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