I cannot begin to say how thankful I am for this amazing children's Bible! Not only are the stories masterfully written and beautifully enhanced by unique artwork, but every single Bible story in this collection finds fulfillment in the coming of the Savior, Jesus Christ. "The Jesus Storybook Bible" is the perfect choice for any Christian parent or ministry leader who wants the children they serve to know that the Bible is much much more than a textbook of morality; it's the revelation of God's Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Buy this book and enjoy!
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
January 9, 2015
We just purchased several copies of this book-one to give to each grandchild this coming year for their birthdays, and one for ourselves to have on hand when they come to visit us. I love the illustrations and the simplicity of the stories. The fact that God's unfailing love through Jesus Christ is told in every story from creation to the end of this Bible is something vital to many of the children who will read this or have the stories read to them. So many children (because of living conditions and other situations) only think of God as 'way out there somewhere' or 'someone who doesn't care about them' can know how much He does love them. The fact that it is written in storybook form makes it more enticing for them to read And the fact that Christ is shown throughout the book from beginning to end, will help them when they are older and reading the Bible itself to see Christ from beginning to end. I believe that by reading this Bible Storybook with the kids, it gives us a chance to discuss the stories with them and discuss things like whether or not 'one of the lions would have been purring on Daniel's lap', etc. Since the audience for this book is mainly children, why not speak to their imaginations, as well as reinforce the truth of God's love. We look forward to our grandkids coming and the chance to read this book to them (or have them read to us).
this is one if the best children's bibles I've ever come across. The book is colorful and suitable for the age group intended. I sent this to my nephew and his parents read this to him and he loves it.
Just bought a case to give out to parents at church
January 6, 2015
As a Family Pastor, I just purchased a case of The Jesus Storybook Bible to give out to each set of parents that will dedicate a child this year at our church. I believe there is no better version to introduce a young one to the Bible, by focusing on Christ as the common thread throughout the Scriptures. It's the ultimate conclusion that all formally education, trained and skilled biblical theologians I know of come to anyway, so why not begin with our precious little ones where the Apostle John began . . . "In the beginning was the Word."
I would encourage parents to consider the author's intent, as well as the intended audience, when it comes to this book. It is not claiming to BE scripture, but a storybook ABOUT the Bible. Also, it IS focusing on God's love through Christ--again, a theme from the Apostle John (3:16-17). I think of it this way: When I try to explain marriage to my young kids, I tend to focus on the main point--two people loving each other--rather than a full expose' of family of origin complications, gender differences and role definitions, conflict management, financial stressors, communication barriers, etc. While these are all, eventually and progressively, essential matters to be aware of and navigate through in adult reality, do our youngest of children truly benefit from hearing about them at their age? As children mature, more and more can (and naturally will) be revealed about the very real barriers and hinderances to experiencing and expressing God's love. As we stay connected in communication and relationship with them throughout their developmental years, we can discuss and work through this together with them.
The Jesus Storybook Bible is a GREAT introduction to GOOD NEWS available to us because of God's love for us through Christ! A message I want EVERYONE in our congregation to grasp first and foremost!