Is anyone familiar with these 168 stories from the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut ? I just picked it up from my Church library the other day . As far as I can determine it was first published in 1966 . It was designed for children , but it still uses an older style of language ( even King Jamesish at times ) . He said he did not want to inject any doctrinal bias in his retelling of Bible stories . It was not designed to replace the Bible -- it was specfically designed for kids . On the whole as I have gone through a number of chapters , I think it is a useful tool for aiding children . But it needs to be updated for children of the early 21st century .