A locally-produced Children’s Bible has hit the market in a country where, until now, most Children’s Bibles have been translations from other languages. The Bible is the culmination of a project launched several years ago by the Latvian Bible Society. Having decided to publish a Children’s Bible featuring pictures painted by local children, the Bible Society launched a competition in autumn 2002 entitled My Favourite Bible Story. Nearly 650 children from a wide range of religious and ethnic backgrounds submitted paintings illustrating many different Bible stories, along with written comments about why their chosen story appealed to them. Some fifty paintings were selected to appear in the resulting full-color Children’s Bible. Bible texts were adapted for children and are accompanied by prayers and by questions to prompt further reflection. (United Bible Societies)