The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible
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Our foray into foster care has yielded a flock of little humans who would rather leap from the couch than sit attentively on it. For these little ones, devotions have to be short, eye-catching, and easy to understand. For the adults, it has to be theologically solid and grace centered (not moral lessons aimed at behavior modification), especially because we know that some of these children will be returned to situations that are spiritually dark. The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible has checked all our boxes.
The illustrations are simple, captivating, and stunning, and the minimal text is clear and theologically correct. Because God’s promises are at the heart of the gospel, The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible focuses on them throughout, with the Old Testament section titled, "Promises Made," and the New Testament, "Promises Kept." Stories highlight God’s plan of redemption through Jesus and the unexpected ways God’s grace and mercy are revealed throughout the Bible. With The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible, your tiniest children will not only learn key Bible stories but also basic words like sin, promise, Jesus, Savior, pray, and forgive.
The vividly-colored illustrations provide your little ones with opportunity for fun learning such as counting, finding the opposite, looking for patterns, and more. A key truth in every story is printed extra-bold, perfect for quick reviews or reading with infants. Each of the 52 stories ends with a question that you can use to further reinforce the story. Because you don’t want your children to just understand the Bible, you want them to want the Jesus of the Bible, if you have small children in your home you will want to add The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible to your bookshelf.
Author: Jared Kennedy
Illustrated by: Trish Mahoney
Publisher: New Growth Press
Publish Date: November 13, 2017
Awards and Endorsements:
"This simple, beautifully illustrated story Bible is perfect for helping the youngest members of God's family trace the gospel thread through the rich tapestry of Scripture. It will be the first story Bible I buy for all my grandchildren."
-Iaian Duguid, Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary; author
"Jared Kennedy has created a spectacular resource to help us teach the Bible to our youngest children. Though the language is simple enough for toddlers, the gospel truth it carries can and will transform lives. The illustrations compliment the story, creating a colorful journey for children as they discover the promises of God and how they are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. I will be placing a copy of this book in all our Children's ministry classrooms and recommending that every family in our church with small children add it to their bookshelf."
-Marty Machowski, Pastor; author of The Ology, The Gospel Story Bible, and other books and curriculum for the church and family.
"With colorful, attention-grabbing illustrations and simple, heart-grabbing stories, The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible is a must for you and your littles."
-Jessica Thompson, author; speaker; podcaster
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