Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Best Kids Bible Ever

One of our pastors brought this new children's Bible to my attention since I run the church bookstore. He wanted to order it for his son (and unborn son!). Then our youth pastor asked to have one for his unborn son. Then he ordered 6 more - to give to high schoolers!! What children's Bible could possibly interest a high schooler, you ask?

The Jesus Storybook Bible! This amazingly beautiful book relates the Scriptures in a way I have never seen before. Each and every story comes full circle back to Christ, even in the Old Testament. For example, in the story of Noah and the first rainbow, she notes that the rainbow is shaped like a bow pointing toward the sky. This is because one day a Redeemer would come and God's judgement would no longer be pointed to the earth, but be directed away from the earth onto Christ. Of course, it's put so much more wonderfully than that, but that's the gist.

It doesn't just teach about Bible characters and the moralistic stories we often associate with them (Noah - be persistent; Joseph - accept God's will; Joshua - be brave). Those are all well and good, but The Jesus Storybook Bible shows the redemptive history of the Scriptures and shows how, throughout history, God has had a plan and has been revealing it all along.
It's a must-have if you have small children and a great thing to have for all Christians to understand how God worked throughout the Scriptures leading up to the coming of Christ.


Anonymous said...

This is so cool! I have to tell you that I've never even read a blog before. How on earth do you have the time to do this! You're really much more introspective than I am! I'd never have the faintest clue what to write about. I really like the things you have on here. That bible looks neat. I'm going to check out some of your helpful websites too.
Is there a limit to how long a comment can be? Are other people going to read what I wrote? I'm totally clueless.
What's this choose an identity thing?
I guess that's all I have to say. Could I sound more stupid? You're going to be sorry you invited me.
Have a good day. Laurie


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