The Gospel Story Bible
Every story you tell leaves an indelible impression on your child. Sometime during your very busy day you need to pause to share the story that promises to change his life.
God-centered, Scripture-grounded, gospel-driven, and easy to read, The Gospel Story Bible’s uniqueness lies in the author’s passion to show Jesus as the hero of every story in both the Old and New Testaments. As you read The Gospel Story Bible together, your children will discover the gospel from Genesis to Revelation and meet Jesus in a new, life-changing way.
The 156 one- and two-page chapters are vibrantly illustrated and include three child-friendly discussion questions, plus Scripture references that will familiarize the minds of your children with God’s spectacular works. The first 78 chapters point to Jesus from the Old Testament, while the last 78 point to the cross from the New Testament.
If you are using either companion books – Long Story Short or Old Story New – you will find The Gospel Story Bible perfectly dovetails to each week. Depending on the ages of your children, you can read day-by-day excerpts from the story, completing the chapter at the end of the week; read the entire story once as an overview at the beginning, or as review at the end of the week; or read the entire story five days in a row to increase familiarity, troubleshoot new words or terms, and drill God’s wondrous words deep into their souls. The Gospel Story Bible can also be used by your older children, as their own devotional.
Illustrated by: A. E. Macha
Publisher: New Growth Press
This is a good book by a good author. Our church uses this book in children's church.
Pictures are beautifully done, and it contains more stories than most children's bibles that I've come across. This is not for Kindergarten age and younger. It may be even too advanced for 1st graders in some ways.
My 1st grader and I love this book. There are 156 stories, each one is a simple two-page spread with a beautiful and colorful drawing (not little kid cartoony). The story takes just 5-10 minutes to read, depending on any clarification you do with your child (there are some big words here and there). Stories are in order as they are in the Bible, story #1 starting in Genesis and story #156 ending in Revelations. Each story ends with bringing it all back to how Jesus sacrificed himself for our sins. There are three simple questions to help check that your child understood what was read. So all in all.... great book. My only "con" is that my 1st grader cannot read it on his own. There are too many big words, and the 4-5 paragraphs look overwhelming for him in the small print. But it's wonderful that we can read it together and discuss. I don't think I'd want him to read it on his own. I'm actually learning a lot as well.