Stories from the Old Testament Told to the Children - Louey Chisholm
This collection of Bible stories, which focus on the early patriarchs and are taken mostly from Genesis and Exodus. The book is part of the Told to the Children series and is relatively short, so that it confines itself to some of the most famous stories of the Old Testament, including those of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and Moses. The stories are engagingly told and beautifully illustrated.
AND JACOB SAID UNTO HIS FATHER, "I AM ESAU."
These stories from the Bible are very old. Hundreds of years before they were written down at all they were told over and over again to the children of Israel by their parents. You may be sure that the things about their forefathers which were remembered for so long were the things that made the people of long ago most real to the children of Israel. And they are real to us too, for we see that these men of the old world were not unlike ourselves: the good people then loved obedience and patience, kindness and truth; and the evil things they had to fight against were disobedience, bad temper, and deceit.
So their struggles were like ours, and this draws us near to them; but what draws us nearer still, is that over and over again we see that God helped them when they asked Him, just as He helps us now.