Bible story books are ubiquitous, strewn across the waiting room table or jammed into a spinning bookrack alongside graphic novels of Thor and Ironman. They may even be lurking under the back seat of your van where you can see but can't quite reach it.
But most of those Bible story books sorely lack the cohesive thread God has woven through the Old and New Testaments. The Bible was not intended to be a collection of short stories but rather a multi-generational study of why we need a Savior. The Big Picture Story Bible was the first children's book we have seen that accomplishes that goal.
Written with the simplicity this age group craves, The Big Picture Story Bible is an ideal first Bible story book. It succinctly unfurls the story of the Creator's plan to bring this rebellious world back under the rule of its rightful King.
Many Bible story books err by allowing the stories' characters to become idols: Noah rescues the animals, David triumphs over Goliath, and Moses leads the Israelites. However, The Big Picture Story Bible remains truly God-centered as it recaps the progressive story of redemption.
Because this is a children's book, a book you want even non-readers poring over, exceptional artwork is imperative. Even here, The Big Picture Story Bible does not disappoint. It is exceedingly evident that the large, beautiful artwork was well thought out; each appealing illustration has been executed with excellence.
This is not a children's Bible. Instead, The Big Picture Story Bible integrates many familiar Bible stories into one storyline that shows how a glorious God keeps His promise. After your children have been saturated with that awesome message, turn to a children's Bible to fill in all the details.
Author: David R. Helm Illustrator: Gail Schoonmaker Number of Pages: 456 Format: Hardcover Publisher: Crossway Date of Publication: July 31, 2014 ISBN: 9781433543111 Dimensions: 9.0 in x 9.0 in Consumable: No Reproducible: No Faith-Based: Yes