Great Read: The Jesus Storybook Bible

“The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every story whispers His name”

…exactly the purpose of the Bible, presented in a kid-friendly way.

This is BY FAR my favorite children’s Bible.  Most children’s Bibles tell a simple story of Noah building the ark or Jesus healing the blind man and leave it at that.  They give no attempt as explaining WHY these stories are important for us.  They miss the meat of the message God has for us in the Bible.

“There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling one Big Story.”

The Jesus Storybook Bible goes above and beyond others by giving the big picture.   Starting with God creating us to “share his Forever Happiness” to God remaining firm in His “Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love” even after Adam and Eve’s sin to His promise to come back for us, to rescue us, and finally to His arrival on earth, putting His resuce plan into action.  “He was going to get His people back.”  Each story foreshadows the coming of Christ, explains the reasons for His coming and  the purpose for this time we live in today, between His ascension and His final return.

Honestly, that’s a deep message.  Amazingly the author, Sally Lloyd-Jones, explains this message in a way a child can understand. 

“The Bible isn’t a book of rules, or a book of heroes.

The Bible is most of all… an adventure story about

a brave Prince who leaves his palace…

to rescue the one he loves.

The best thing about this Story is – it’s true.” 

I am confident you will adore this children’s Bible as much as I do and as much as J does.  Oh and they also have an audio version if you purchase the deluxe edition.  I don’t have this yet, so no personal experience with that portion.  It’s on order though, so stay tuned for my thoughts on that too!

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3 responses to “Great Read: The Jesus Storybook Bible

  1. I got this Bible after you and a few other moms recommended it on BC, and I LOVE it!! You are right, it really is the best children’s Bible I’ve seen. I did buy the deluxe version, and the CDs are great. It’s the British actor from the Poirot mysteries (can’t remember his name), and he does a great job expressing the stories.

    • I’m so glad you like it! And it’s great to hear the cds are equally good. I think it would be great for J to have his own private Bible time in the mornings, to make it a practice from early in life. I plan to use the cds for this and then we can do our family Bible time at breakfast.

  2. I’m so glad you’ve included this in important things for this age range. We have a similar children’s bible which includes the ‘why’.

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