The Moonbeam Award Gold Medal Winner in the religion category, The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. At the center of the Story is a baby, the child upon whom everything will depend. Every story whispers his name. From Noah to Moses to the great King David—every story points to him. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle—the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the Story unfolds, children will pick up the clues and piece together the puzzle. A Bible like no other, The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation—and at the center of their Story too.
|Contributor(s)||Sally Lloyd-Jones , Jago|
|About the Contributor(s)||Sally Lloyd-Jones
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Moonbeam Award winner and ALA notable The Jesus Storybook Bible, as well as Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the ECPA Inspirational Book award. She has written many picture books for children, such as the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister and Song of the Stars. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at http://www.sallylloyd-jones.com.
Jago is an accomplished illustrator with several prestigious awards to his credit, including a Macmillian "Highly Commended" Award for Children’s Illustration in 2003, an AOI Silver Award in 2004, and the National Literacy Association Wow! Award. Jago lives in Cornwall, England, with his wife and daughter.
|Publish Date||Feb 22, 2007|
- Review by Sally
This is a beautifully written and illustrated children’s hard cover Bible. This brings to life the story beneath the stories in the Bible….Salvation. They will learn that Jesus is the missing piece of the puzzle. He is the piece that fits it all together from beginning to end.
I am blown away with these works by Sally Lloyd-Jones for children. As I read this Bible I was drawn in particular to the story of Leah, who thought no one wanted her, only to find that God would bestow favor on her in a special way. The next age-old story I was drawn to is that of Zacchaeus, the man no one wanted anything to do with, much less have as a friend, but Ms. Jones brings to light the true meaning of the story in a simple way with a profound impact. Time and again as I read these ageless stories, I was reminded of God’s love through a child’s eyes. Sometimes it is nice to go back and relearn from that simple point of view.
I would highly recommend this Bible.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, for an honest review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
(Posted on 10/16/2014)