What makes The Jesus Storybook Bible different from other kids’ bibles? While other kids’ bibles contain stories from the Old and New Testaments, The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible, pointing to Jesus as our Savior. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the Story unfolds, children will clearly see that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation—and at the center of their story too.
The Jesus Storybook Bible:
- Visually brings scripture to life for children ages 4–12
- Contains 21 stories from the Old Testament & 23 stories from the New Testament
- Presents the best-loved stories of the Bible in an easy-to-understand format
- Features the bestselling writing of Sally Lloyd-Jones & award-winning illustrations of Jago
- Includes a durable hardcover and bright illustrations
The Jesus Storybook Bible has sold over 2 million copies! Check out the rest of the series, The Jesus Storybook Bible Coloring Book, The Jesus Storybook Bible Christmas Collection, and the adult adaptation The Story of God's Love for You.
About the Author
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.
What People are Saying About This
In the interests of full disclosure, let me reveal that I had the privilege of reading the manuscript of this book several years ago as a theological consultant to Zondervan, the publisher. I did not know, however, of the fulsome thanks to my husband Tim in the acknowledgments until I received my review copy a few days ago.
Sally Lloyd-Jones, a Redeemer member for many years, has done a wondrous thing. She has captured the plot line of redemption in a children's story Bible that sings the praise of Jesus and his saving grace on every page,
in every story. Most children's books of Bible stories are little more than a
Christianized version of Aesop's fables, or at best, a Christian adventure cartoon.
But Sally goes out of her way in the first pages of the book to reclaim the true story of the Bible: not a book of rules, nor a book of heroes, but:
“The Bible is most of all a Story…It's like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life! You see, the best thing about this Story isit's true! There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling one Big Story. The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them.”
This is heady theology, often missed in adult preaching and teaching,
but fully realized in an age appropriate and attractive form that will delight children and often (at least for me) leave the grown up reader in tears.
More wondrously, she has avoided the moralism and legalism that so often characterizes Christian educational materials for children. For five years I worked as an editor of children's curriculum, requiring me to review,
edit, and sometimes write Sunday school material for children. It is very hard to find (or even produce) material for children that doesn't essentially contain the message “Be good, so that God, your heavenly Father, will love you, and your earthly parents will be happy with you, too.”
To discover The Jesus Storybook Bible is to have a unique resource for communicating the gospel to children in all it's fullness. I hope that every family, and even people without young children, would get a copy of this book just to remind them of what the Real Story of the Bible is all about. Kathy Keller