Thursday, September 20, 2012


Denmark’s Scandinavia Publishing House Extends Its Reach Across the Pond
My First Handy Bible leads line-up of quality Bible materials now available in U.S.

Carry Me Everywhere

Babies and toddlers can now make the Bible their own! Thirty-three timeless Bible stories come alive in an attractive and fun “carry me” format. Complete with a handle and lock, pages invite the reader (and young viewers!) to take God’s word everywhere. The best-known stories from Genesis to Revelation stay faithful to the Scriptures and are beautifully illustrated and retold in simple sentences. It’s never too early to introduce young ones to the rich truths of God’s great love.
Lock and Key, 
This Bible’s for Me!

A fun, carry-me-everywhere Bible for babies and toddlers! Simple sentences retell classic Bible stories from Genesis to Revelation, and beautiful illustrations invite young ones into the timeless truths of God’s Word.
For children, ages three and under, but also suitable for older children...

As soon as they can talk, most little ones begin asking for a Bible to hold in their very own hands. Now, from Denmark to America, comes My First Handy Bible (Scandinavia Publishing) for babies and toddlers, with all the best stories from Genesis to Revelation. Young children delight in carrying around the compact and colorful Bible—taking it to church, “playing” church or cuddling up in a lap to have it read to them. My First Handy Bible has huge appeal for parents, grandparents, teachers and children’s ministry leaders, but especially for the kids!

For 40 years, Scandinavia Publishing House, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, has specialized in the production of illustrated children’s books, children’s Bibles, illustrated Bibles and inspirational and gift books. Scandinavia works with publishers, ministries, NGOs and distributors across the globe to create and develop high-quality books at affordable prices. For the first time, their complete product line, including My First Handy Bible and the best-selling The Children’s Bible, is being distributed in the United States. “We are thrilled to be able to establish a presence in the U.S. and to have an opportunity to share our excellent Christian publications with this great country,” says Jørgen Vium Olesen, president of Scandinavia Publishing. 
Jørgen founded Scandinavia Publishing in 1973. Beginning with a monthly paper, Scandinavia eventually expanded into publishing books that have sold around the world, with titles translated in over 80 different languages. Jørgen’s vision is to bring the good news of the Gospel to kids everywhere, breaking the barriers of language and culture. “After spending a year in India with a non-government organization, I learned the value of using literature as an evangelism tool,” Jørgen says. “My hope for My First Handy Bible, as well as our other children’s books, is that children will be enticed by the life of Jesus to want to know more about Him.”
My First Handy Bible aims to communicate God’s character and His love to the youngest of children, ages one to three. Beautifully illustrated in bright full color, My First Handy Bible has a cheerful padded hardcover with 61 child-friendly hardback pages and a handle and clasp that make it easy for small hands to tote and manipulate. The timeless stories are retold in simple sentences by author and artist Cecilie Olesen, illustrated by author and illustrator Gustavo Mazali and designed by Ben Alex, a C. S. Lewis Gold Medal winner author and designer.
Combining the benefits of modern technology with traditional bookmaking, Scandinavia continues its commitment to meet the global need for superior literature that builds a strong foundation on the Word of God. My First Handy Bible is available from

Scandinavia Publishing has been providing quality books for more than 40 years. Based in Denmark, they serve Christian publishers around the world with high quality Bible material. Jørgen Vium Olesen started the company in 1973 after learning the value of using literature as evangelism on a mission year in India. Best known for The Children’s Bible and My First Handy Bible, the entire list of products are now available for U.S. consumers.

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