The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Illustrated by Jago
"the Bible isn't a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The bible is most of all a Story. It's an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It's a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne - everything - to rescue the one he loves. "
This is an amazing kids Bible and I have not seen another one like it. It takes you through the Old and New Testament and points you to Jesus Christ in every story. For instance, in the story of Joseph and his brothers from Genesis 37-46 they finish the story with this:
"One day, God would send another Prince, a young Prince whose heart would break. Like Joseph, he would leave his home and his Father. His brothers would hate him and want him dead. He would be sold for pieces of silver. He would be punished even though he had done nothing wrong. But God would use everything that happened to this young Prince - even the bad things - to do something good: to forgive the sins of the whole world. "
The pictures are fabulous and the stories are told in a way that the little ones can understand. I have a seven year old, almost five year old and a two in a half year old that all love to sit and listen to the stories. Even my husband and I love to see how they point every story to Christ.
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