Parents, I would like to recommend a wonderful and award-winning children’s Bible – The Jesus Storybook Bible. Subtitled, “Every Story Whispers His Name,” The Jesus Storybook Bible helps us see God’s redemptive plan in Christ throughout the entirety on the biblical narrative, both Old and New Testaments. This is, by far, my favorite children’s bible-book to read to my children. Like many children’s bibles, the The Jesus StoryBook Bible covers the major episodes of the Old Testament. However, unlike many children’s bibles, it links every story in the Old Testament to Jesus, and applies the Gospel to every story in both the Old and New Testaments as part of the lesson.
So this children’s book is not just good for our children; it’s great for parents too. As Pastor Tim Keller has said, “I would urge not just families with young children to get this book, but every Christian.” Too many Christians do not read their Bible well; seeing “the Jesus-reason” within every story, law, line, and prophetic utterance is upmost importance in developing our ability to discern and apply the Bible.
Here’s some info about the book:
From the publisher:
Written for children ages four and up, The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the one story underneath all the stories of the Bible and points to the birth of a child, the Rescuer, Jesus. Complete with 44 Bible stories, The Jesus Storybook Bible paints a beautiful portrait of Jesus and invites children to see that he is not only at the center of God’s great story of redemption—he is at the center of their story too. Children and adults alike will be captivated by the beautifully written narrative and the original and unique illustrations by accomplished artist Jago. Lloyd-Jones’ powerful gift of storytelling draws the reader into the greatest adventure of all time in an exciting page-turner that kids (and adults) find hard to put down.
You can view and listen to some free downloads here.