“The Jesus Storybook Bible” was sent to me by Zonderkidz – a division of Zondervan Publishing – free of charge, in exchange for my honest review.
This “storybook Bible” was written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by JAGO.
The first thing that caught my eye with this book are the words on the cover, EACH STORY WHISPERS HIS NAME. I just LOVE that!!
There are twenty-one stories from the Old Testament and twenty-three stories from the New Testament. I like that there are more than the tried and true, “David and Goliath”, “Noah’s Ark”, “Adam and Eve”, “Baby Jesus”, etc. Children need to hear about the many other stories that Jesus tells, too. And, I love how this book includes many of them.
I just have to show you a copy of quotes from this book that just touched and held my heart! “The Bible isn’t mainly about you and what you should be doing. It’s about God and what He has done.” Don’t we all need to remember this!?! The other section is this… “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. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life!” Now, doesn’t that make you want to read this wonderful book!?! Maybe it’s because I’m a poet, but these words just totally drew me in to this book. I think they would an understanding young person, too! I can’t wait to read this book to each of my grandchildren!
I HIGHLY recommend “The Jesus Storybook Bible”!! Let EVERY STORY WHISPER HIS NAME!!