We are finding this storybook Bible to be much more storybook then Bible, with many details changed to fit the points the author was trying to make. The language is confusing, often using slang our children don't understand. Also, the author was trying very hard to communicate God's great Love, a crucial concept for kids to understand, but it was done in an unbalanced way, forgetting to mention things like God's holiness and sovereignty. Understanding that God is holy is crucial to understanding the concept of sin and to understanding how great God's Love truly is. We appreciate how the author tried to point the reader to Jesus in every story, but for our family it doesn't make up for the inaccuracies, additions, confusing wording and the unbalanced view of God.
I bought these for some great nephews and nieces. I teach kindergarten Sunday school and often pull The Jesus Storybook Bible out to illustrate a point. Invariably one of the children will say, "That's like my Bible! I love it!" and most of them beg for more stories. They really do love it! And the author does a wonderful job showing that the Bible points to Jesus. I don't agree with the way she does every story, but overall, it is excellent!
This Bible is a great resource for Children's church, Sunday School, home. It is a book that tells the story of the Bible as it is one story, with all of them pointing forward to the coming of Jesus. As one reviewer noted, I do believe it is best among at least school-aged students.