Welcome! Welcome to the my Best Bible-based Books for Kids series! Whew! That’s a mouth-full, huh? I’m seriously excited about this series and hope you enjoy it as much as I’m gonna.
If you’ve been around me for even twelve minutes you probably know which book I’m going to begin this series with. My first book of a 31 day series about Bible-ish books has to be the Jesus Storybook Bible. It is by far the best book in the whole wide world. I even interviewed (and possibly scared) the author, Sally Lloyd Jones a few years ago.
This book, with no exaggeration, has made more of an impact on my kids and my interaction with the Bible than any other book we own. We have read it so many times I can’t count. We bring it up in conversation. I even made wall art in homage to the book’s amazing theme, “God’s Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.”
The Jesus Storybook Bible is a magnificiently illustrated book that tells the main stories of the Bible (Noah, Abraham, Jesus’ parables, etc.) with a beautiful thread of pointing to Jesus and his sacrifice for us.
Some of my favorites…
The Tower of Babel-->
“You see, God knew, however high they reached, however hard they tried, people could never get back to heaven by themselves. People didn’t need a staircase; they needed a Rescuer. Because the way back to heaven wasn’t a staircase; it was a Person.
People could never reach up to Heaven, so Heaven would have to come down to them.
And one day, it would.”
Abraham and Isaac–>
“Many years later, another Son would climb another hill, carrying wood on his back. Like Isaac, he would trust his Father and do what his Father asked. He wouldn’t struggle or run away.
Who was he God’s Son, his only Son–the Son he loved.
The Lamb of God.”
Feeding the 5000—>
“Well, Jesus did many miracles like this. Things people thought couldn’t happen, that weren’t natural.
But it was the most natural thing in all the world. It’s what God had been doing from the beginning, of course. Taking the nothing and making it everything. Taking the emptiness and filling it up. Taking the darkness and making it light.”
Awesome, right? If you are new to God, the Bible or Christianity, you need this book. It will give you a great overview of the Bible, of God’s plan and of Jesus’ great love for you. I think it’s also helpful for connecting the Bible into everyday life because the stories aren’t just stories–they show a deeper meaning behind the beginning, middle, end of a chain of events.
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