When I was in college, I took a course called The Progress of Redemption.  I loved the course because it opened my eyes to the fact that the Bible is not only a collection of stories that tells us who God is and what He did.  Nor is it merely a book on how we should live our lives in order to please God.  Rather, it is one beautiful story from beginning to end that tells of God’s love for us and of His plan to redeem us through His perfect Son Jesus Christ.  From the beginning God knew that one day, out of His great love for us, He would send His Son to die in our place.

While teaching my children about God and His Word, I have often tried to illuminate the stories in light of the greater context of the entire Bible, as this college course did for me.  So when my children were given this storybook Bible as a gift last year, I was delighted.   The subtitle “Every story whispers His name” was exactly what I had been trying to teach my children all along.  To me, the fact that this children’s Bible hints at God’s plan for Jesus from the beginning is the best part about the book.  My children love that it is also written with a good deal of humor – we laugh as we read the author’s take on these age-old stories.  And that is good, too.  It’s always good to see a story you have a read a thousand times in a new light or different angle.  The illustrations (Jago) are also quite good and the length of each story is perfect for bedtime or to be read around the breakfast table.  Highly recommended.

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3 Responses to “The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones”

  1. Krista Says:

    I had been hearing about this for a couple years and finally my little guy was old enough to start getting it so we asked for this for Christmas. It’s great!

  2. Jen A Says:

    This is the most well loved book with it’s worn binding and ripped pages on my kids book shelf. In fact we just bought a second copy with the audio cd’s which are fantastic as well.

  3. Leah Says:

    Jen – audio cd’s!? didn’t know about those – need to check them out pronto!

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