The God Contest: The True Story of Elijah, Jesus, and the Greatest Victory
Illustrated By: Catalina Echeverri
Stock No: WW984786
The God Contest: The True Story of Elijah, Jesus, and the Greatest Victory  -     By: Carl Laferton
    Illustrated By: Catalina Echeverri

The God Contest: The True Story of Elijah, Jesus, and the Greatest Victory

Illustrated By: Catalina Echeverri
Good Book Company / 2021 / Hardcover

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This beautifully illustrated hardback storybook for children aged 3-6 is written by the team behind The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross. It retells two extraordinary events in history when the God of the Bible proved himself to be the one true God. First it takes children back to Elijah's time and the gripping "God contest" between the God of the Bible, Yahweh, and the false god Baal. Then it fast-forwards to a different mountain and another "God contest" at an empty tomb. Once the evidence is examined, it invites kids, in a world of so many options, to decide with confidence to join Team Jesus.

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Title: The God Contest: The True Story of Elijah, Jesus, and the Greatest Victory
By: Carl Laferton
Illustrated By: Catalina Echeverri
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Good Book Company
Publication Date: 2021
Dimensions: 10.20 X 8.70 (inches)
Weight: 14 ounces
ISBN: 1784984787
ISBN-13: 9781784984786
Ages: 3-6
Series: Tales That Tell the Truth
Stock No: WW984786

Publisher's Description

Kids today are faced with a huge range of different views on who God is (or isn't). How can they be sure who's got it right?

This beautifully illustrated hardback storybook for children aged 3-6 is written by the team behind The Garden, the Curtain & the Cross. It retells two extraordinary events in history when the God of the Bible proved himself to be the one true God.

First it takes children back to Elijah's time and the gripping "God contest" between the God of the Bible, Yahweh, and the false god Baal. Then it fast-forwards to a different mountain and another "God contest" at an empty tomb.

Once the evidence is examined, it invites kids, in a world of so many options, to decide with confidence to join Team Jesus.

Accompanying coloring and activity book available.

Author Bio

Carl Laferton is EVP Publishing/Editorial Director at TGBC. He is the best-selling author of The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross God's Big Promises Bible Storybook, and also serves as series editor of the God's Word for You series. Before joining TGBC, he worked as a journalist and then as a teacher, and pastored a congregation in Hull. Carl is married to Lizzie, and they have two children. He studied history at Oxford University.

Catalina Echeverri is a Colombian freelance illustrator specializing in children's books. She is based in London, UK, and illustrated the best-selling The Garden, The Curtain and the Cross.

Editorial Reviews

This has rapidly become one of the most beloved books in our home. My kids loved it and asked me to read it over and over again! -- Laura Wifler (Founder and Executive Director, Risen Motherhood)

When it comes to telling kids how wonderful, powerful and real God is, myfriend Carl takes the prize—and he does it with words that sing and shine the truth. Even the whimsical illustrations grip the imagination! The God Contest will indelibly impress the timeless story of Elijah on Mt. Carmel upon the heart of every young reader. I love this book, and I give it a double thumbs-up! -- Joni Eareckson Tada (Founder, Joni and Friends Disability Center)

Good children’s books are easy for everyone to understand. The best children’s books leave everyone (the reader and the one being read to) in awe. That’s what The God Contest does. It’s not just the truth that shines through; it’s the beauty. This is how we cultivate the seeds of faith in the soil of our children’s hearts. -- John Onwuchekwa (Lead Pastor, Cornerstone Church Atlanta; Author, Prayer)

Superb storytelling, fantastic illustrations, and a message every parent willwant their kids to hear. I’m not sure who will love it more—your kids hearing it, or you reading it to them! -- J.D. Greear (Pastor of The Summit Church, Author)

A child’s experience in seasons of uncertainty may differ than that of an adult,though we all need to rest in the same assurance: Christ is victorious. The GodContest serves all of us in these beautifully illustrated and faithfully retold accountsof how God demonstrates his mighty power for his glory and our eternal good. -- Gloria Furman (Author, Missional Motherhood and Labor With Hope)

A bright and lively version of one of the most dramatic stories in the Bible,with super illustrations and a great punchline. What’s not to like?! -- Andrew and Rachel Wilson (Authors, The Life We Never Expected)

First of all, I love the take-away in this story. In my limited experience, when I have seen 1 Kings 18 taught to children, it often put an emphasis on prayer and Elijah’s trust in God. Which I think can be a good take-away, but it’s even more important to ask ourselves what this story says about God. And ‘The God Contest’ does a beautiful job of keeping the focus on God and what he is doing in this story. -- Kayla Alonso

I am the biggest fan of this whole series, and The God Contest may be one of the best... It's a simple but brilliant retelling of Elijah and Jesus stories, and you will be floored by the powerful connections between the two narratives. -- Caroline Saunders

We love The Good Company’s colourful, fun and engaging Tales That Tell The Truth series in our house, and The God Contest already looks set to be a favourite within that series. -- Robin Ham

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