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  1. FayJac
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Storybook Bible
    January 13, 2020
    FayJac
    This review was written for The Promises of God Bible Storybook.
    This storybook Bible is written from the perspective of God's promises and how they tie the Bible together. Even from the beginning, God promised to send a Savior to the world. Like any storybook Bible, this one is from the author's perspective, but it looks like a good one. Each story gives a main point at the beginning and then follows the story with questions regarding the story and how it applies to their lives.

    This is a great Bible to encourage children that God loves them and always keeps His promises. I was delighted that she even did stories on the epistles of Paul all the way through Revelation. These timeless stories will delight children and hopefully give them a foundation for love and trust in God.

    (Please Note: Although a copy of this Bible was sent to me by B&H and Lifeway to review, the opinions expressed are my own.)
  2. Blooming with Books
    Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A nice blend of text and illustration to bring the Bible to life for young readers
    October 26, 2019
    Blooming with Books
    Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Promises of God Bible Storybook.
    The Promises of God Storybook Bible

    The Story of God's Unstoppable Love

    By Jennifer Lyell

    Illustrated by Thanos Tsilis

    This book has over 50 Bible stories (24 from the Old Testament and 28 from the New Testament). Each story is told through a lovely blend of text and illustration. Jennifer Lyell uses her years of experience as a Sunday School teacher in the text portion of the book almost using a conversational style to tell each story. And the illustrations that accompany each will catch young eyes as the story is read.

    The book opens with Creation and moves through the first sin, the flood, and Noah's Ark. Then the attention is turned to Abraham and his descendants as they become the nation of Israel while in Eygpt all the while hoping for the promised Savior. Again and again, Israel fell short, failing to heed the word of the prophets God sent to them until years went by with no word from God. After generations of silence, God again spoke to His people but His message was limited to a select few including a young woman named Mary. Mary was to be the mother to God's promised Savior. We are then taken through Jesus's birth, childhood, ministry, and His death. When we read through the story of the Resurrection we notice that the author wove the story of Job into it. The ministry of the disciples following Jesus's accession then takes up the majority of the book with the last two stories coming from Revelation.

    This is a nice introduction to the Bible for young readers. I think it is better for children over 2 just for comprehension purposes but that doesn't mean you can't share with those that are younger. I think this would be an excellent choice for either morning or evening devotion times. The length of each story is perfect for young listeners who have a shorter attention span but not so short as to feel skimped. The book is over 200 pages so you can estimate about 4 pages per story.

    I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher with no expectations but that I offer my honest opinion - all thoughts expressed are my own.
  3. tickmenot
    Kansas City
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    You Will Love This!
    February 18, 2020
    tickmenot
    Kansas City
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Promises of God Bible Storybook.
    This book contains 52 Bible stores. Amazing illustrations fill every page while the end of each account have a few things to think about. These are retelling of the narratives, not the Biblical text, but the core messages remain true. For instance the book relates that no one can stop God's plans when speaking of baby Moses being abandoned in a basket, or explaining what haste meant after the shepherds hear angels sing of Jesus birth. This extra information brings the stories alive and is more easily understood by young readers.

    It is bound beautifully with the night sky featured on the cover with embellishments that make the stars appear to shine. Running throughout the book is an emphasis on the promises and love God has for us all. I really love this book; it was so carefully done with kids in mind. I highly recommend this 5 plus star book for all elementary and middle school children so they can really understand the rich stories of the Bible.

    Bookreadingtic was provided with a copy of this book for the purpose of review.

  4. BoyMomVeteran
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Best Children Bible book
    December 22, 2021
    BoyMomVeteran
    This review was written for The Promises of God Bible Storybook.
    I have read other children bible stories for my son. One is 6 and other 9 years old. However, this book has to be the best one. This book does such a good job simplifying concepts of the bible stories. The intertwined stories blended together to tell us the true meaning of the promise made by God to his children. I love how the author explains the moment Adam and Even disobeyed it meant our hearts were no longer connected to God. But because God loved us so much there was a plan already made which was our Savior, the promised one Jesus. Its an absolute love story simplified in the best terms for children. My boys are truly enjoying it.
  5. Rebekah Hargraves
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Deep Theology Delivered in a Beautiful, Whimsical Way
    January 7, 2020
    Rebekah Hargraves
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Promises of God Bible Storybook.
    As a mama of a nearly 5 year old and a 3 year old, my home is brimming with various Storybook Bibles. I have had my favorites over the years (namely, the Jesus Storybook Bible) and have not expected much of anything new to come out that would impress or stick with me in a new way.

    But I was wrong.

    When the opportunity arose to read and review Jennifer Lyell's new Storybook Bible, I was instantly intrigued by the title alone - "The Promises of God Storybook Bible: The Story of God's Unstoppable Love".

    As adults, we talk often about the importance of understanding the meta-narrative of Scripture, or the big picture of God's redemptive story. What we don't often have is an easy, beautiful, on-a-child's-level way of introducing our young children to the beauties and realities of this meta-narrative, especially as it pertains specifically to the promises of our faithful God.

    Until now.

    "The Promises of God Storybook Bible" is a beautiful, delightful, whimsical, well-written, and wonderfully-illustrated Bible Storybook that walks children through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, covering more than 50 stories of God's faithful and fulfilled promises to His people. Your children will learn about God's promise of never-ending provision for His people in Genesis, His still-to-be-fulfilled promises regarding the new heavens and new earth in Revelation, and so many fulfilled promises in between. Your children will learn not only to trust God, but will also be equipped with the "Why?" as well as the "How?" behind trusting God.

    Each of the 50+ stories are about 5-6 pages long and end with a series of 4 questions to discuss that will not only provide you with wonderful conversation starters to enjoy with your children, but will also really get their minds working and help them to grasp and apply what they have learned in that day's story.

    From the deep theology to the encouraging promises, from the whimsical illustrations to the beauty of the written word, I highly recommend this brand new Storybook Bible from Jennifer Lyell!

    *I received a complementary copy of this Storybook Bible in exchange for my honest review!
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