Jesus Storybook Bible Give-away!

“Sometimes I go into Sunday schools and ask two questions of the children “How many people here think you have to be good for God to love you?” and “How many people here think God will stop loving you if you stop being good?”
I wrote this book for the children who put up their hands.”
– Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of the Jesus Storybook Bible

I don’t know if you have any of these in your household, but mine has some naughty little kids in it. Sometimes they are just plain awful. Right now for example after a fairly trying day, is nap time. Finally. But instead of listening to slumbering angels and I’m hearing bumping, crying and crashing coming from the room. I’ll be right back. . . .

Where was I? Oh yes, so this house has sinners in it, and after a particularly hard day of corrections and talks and more discipline and more talking, this children’s Bible is a great one to go back to. In it, my kids and I read about how God works long term, not with already perfect people, but ones that He is making perfect with his “Never stopping, Never giving up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever love.”

The stories from the Old and New Testament and told as ONE story- THE story, the story of Christ’s rescue mission to save all His creation from brokenness and sin. The conclusions and comparisons drawn within each story are sometimes downright profound but easy enough for little ones to grasp and often leave me a little bit teary eyed. Because that’s what the gospel does- brings us to our knees in awe of God’s love, in terms that babes can understand.

This is from the story of Abraham and Isaac carrying everything up the mountain to make their sacrifice to God: “Many years later, another Son would climb another hill, carrying wood on his back. Like Isaac, he would put his trust in his Father and do what his Father asked. He wouldn’t struggle, or run away. Who was He? God’s Son, his only Son- the Son He loved.”

This book is a re-telling- a paraphrase, and while I think it’s important for our kids to hear the inspired word of God in the Bible, this storybook is a fabulous for building on. Forgiveness is the theme of this book and all the naughty little kids in my house, including me- the biggest and often worst kid, need it every day. Get this book for your kids, grand kids, friends’ kids, nieces and nephews– and then read it with them.

Oh, and by the way– we’re giving one away! Enter below with a comment and share the link! We’ll announce the winner July 16.

If you’re reading this, Rachel– thank you again for introducing this book to us!!!

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24 Responses to Jesus Storybook Bible Give-away!

  1. Natali Monnette says:

    I’ve been wanting to get one of these! It’s hard to find quality Bible stories for kids without horrific cartoony illustrations….

  2. Shari Keen says:

    Thanks Caitlin for a great Baby Gift idea……..

  3. Natali Monnette says:

    And I shared the link on Facebook!

  4. Noelle says:

    Sounds like a good book!

  5. Christine Cohen says:

    This looks fabulous!

  6. Thank you for the great give-away!

  7. My shelves are missing this book. It’s there…and it’s gone!

  8. Jackie says:

    I’ve never seen this! On the 17th, it’s going to be on my “to buy” list :)

  9. Cindy Barley says:

    Grandma Helen bought about 12 of these for all the great-grands last Christmas. This is a great overview of the scripture from Gen to Rev. LOve the book.

  10. Leslie says:

    Same boat at Natali…looking for a great kids Bible option that isn’t corny! Thanks for sharing this with us. I posted to FB too!

  11. Rosanne Spears says:

    I would love to win this! Sharing the link on FB.

  12. carrie says:

    thanks for a good reminder for baby gifts!

  13. Tonya says:

    My kids love this books and I love that they love it.

  14. Chesed says:

    I still haven’t purchased this, but I hear wonderful things. How do you feel like it compares to the Big Picture Story Bible?

  15. Rachel says:

    you are so welcome! :) it’s good to know my house is not the only one full of sinners.

  16. Michelle Young says:

    This looks fantastic!

  17. Lauren McMurray says:

    Looks wonderful!

  18. Danielle says:

    Would be the first Bible for our little bundle of joy arriving in September!

  19. Caitlin says:

    Chesed, I’ve never read the Big Picture Story Bible- is it a good one? One of the best things about the Jesus Storybook is that it is applicable to a fairly large age range. I’d say 2-8.

  20. Beth says:

    I have a friend that would love to receive this. Maybe even from me :)

  21. Rachel says:

    This looks like a fabulous story bible!

  22. Corinne says:

    I’ve heard wonderful things about this little Bible!

  23. Indie says:

    Love this Bible and would like to get one into our church’s hands.

  24. Jamie V~ says:

    Love your blog post, so this book must be rather fabulous…sounds like I need this simplified version for myself also!!!Thanks for sharing!

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