The Jesus Storybook Bible

Some old friends visited us this fall and passed along a fabulous recommendation: The Jesus Storybook Bible. I bought a copy and have been reading it to my children before school every week day. There are lots of great resources for kids out there, but this one is really amazing. The short narrative retellings of biblical stories portray Scripture as one big story (which it is). The idea of the book is that “every story whispers his name.” Each Old Testament story somehow builds toward the idea that God has a big “Rescue Plan” and the Rescuer (Jesus) is coming. And the art in the book is amazing. If you’ve got kids between 3 and 8 or 9, this is an excellent resource for helping them learn from and love God’s Big Story.

 

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3 responses to “The Jesus Storybook Bible

  1. LOVE this book as well! We alternate with “The Big Storybook Bible” which doesn’t really get into the “nitty-gritty” of too many of the narratives but keeps the “big story” perspective as well. However, I’m looking for a third option that goes into each narrative in detail. We’ve been reading the “Little Boys Bible” but I think my 5 year old has outgrown it & I don’t like how much liberty it takes with altering the stories. Any suggestions?

    • Another “Bible” we’ve been using is the “Children of God Storybook Bible” authored by Desmond Tutu. It is a story by story approach with more specifics than the Jesus Storybook Bible. It doesn’t include every story, but the ones it includes are good. The retellings are short, but they have a good focus on a truth about God, our mission on earth, and prayer. Also, the art in the book is from illustrators around the world and represents a lot of ethnic and cultural diversity. You may want to check it out…

  2. Thanks for the idea, Kelli! I picked it up today for a Valentine’s gift for my 8-year-old daughter. I’m excited to read through it with her.

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