We Will Build a Temple: The Path of Israel from King Solomon to John the Baptist
Volume III of Jakob Streit’s trilogy of Old Testament stories.
This is an especially fine book for third and fourth graders, full of rich pictures and engaging story telling, bringing the Old Testament to life. Used in Waldorf schools as a reader and as a read aloud at home for many families. The Biblical stories retold in this book are based on the Old Testament. They connect the reader with the pictures and events that contributed to the forming of Western culture at the beginning. They are the stories of Solomon, Elijah, Tobias, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Nehemiah, Jonah, Heliodorus, Job, Judas Maccabeus, and John the Baptist.
About the Author
Jakob Streit (1910-2009) was born in Switzerland, in the picturesque village of Spiez. He was a teacher for many years, using Waldorf teaching methods in his public school classroom. He regularly told stories for his students, and between 1940 and 2004 he wrote over forty children’s books encompassing nature stories, Bible stories, biographies and historical stories.