The Jesus Storybook Bible - Collector's Edition

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The Jesus Storybook Bible - Collector's Edition
The award-winning ‘Jesus Storybook Bible’ is now available in a collector’s edition that includes a beautifully produced book with a  ribbon marker, audio CDs narrated by David Suchet and a DVD with animated videos of all 44 stories packaged in a slipcase.

Grounded in Scripture
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name is the same concept as The Big Picture Story Bible, but designed for either the young child who is looking for a bit more meat during family devotions or an older child who is a confident reader and a ready talker. We emphasize the latter as the concepts reflected in this storybook Bible are grounded in Scripture but missing from the church at large.

Delightful Jesus-centered Bible DVDs
Far more biblical and Jesus-centered than dancing vegetables or chubby bugs, this series contains 44 stories lifted from The Jesus Storybook Bible.

An Excellent Gift for Family
Each story is beautifully narrated by British actor David Suchet, and the simple, clean animation matches the original vibrant and quirky illustrations. This beautiful collection brings the DVD and the CDs together with the book to make a wonderful family devotional.

More About The Jesus Storybook Bible

It's All About Jesus
If you want a profound children's Bible storybook, where the overarching story is Jesus, The Jesus Storybook Bible does it nicely. The Jesus Storybook Bible reflects concepts that are grounded in Scripture but missing from the church at large.

Family Devotions Discussion Starter
The Jesus Storybook Bible is not the Bible, but a storybook, and as such, some of the stories have been embroidered a bit to add clarity or drama. What a wonderful opportunity, then, that the author gives us to talk with our children about perspective and intent and in some cases how they would have taken that passage and made it more understandable for children.

From the Publisher:
The Jesus Storybook Bible, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago includes all 44 stories and paints a beautiful portrait of Jesus that invites children to see that he is not only at the center of God’s great story of redemption---he is at the center of their story, too.

If you are a parent, grandparent, pastor, or teacher looking for a way to teach the children in your life about God’s Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love, look no further than The Jesus Storybook Bible.

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 bright illustrations

The Jesus Storybook Bible has sold over 2 million copies!


Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones
Illustrated by: Jago
Read by: David Suchet
Publisher's Age Recommendation: 4-7 Years
Format: Hardcover book, DVD Video, 3 Audio CDs
Pages: 352
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Publisher: Zondervan Kids
Edition description: Limited Edition
ISBN: 978-0-310-73642-4
Faith-Based: Yes

Awards and Endorsements:
2007 Gold Moonbeam Award
2009 NAPPA Award Winner
2010 Mom's Choice Award Winner
ALA's 2010 list of Notable Children's Recordings

"A unique resource for communicating the gospel to children in all it's fullness."
—Kathy Keller, Redeemer Church Parenting Newsletter, NYC, Feb 2007

"I would urge not just families with young children to get this book, but every Christian"
—Dr Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC, Feb 2007

"The Jesus Storybook Bible is unlike any other storybook. True, that's to be expected when you combine the mesmerizing illustrations of Jago and the award-winning writing of Sally Lloyd-Jones, a Brit with an uncanny knack for storytelling. Not only is each story as vividly illustrated as it is portrayed, but also each tale is telling one Big Story--the Story of Jesus. Even the Old Testament stories of `The young hero and the horrible giant' and `Daniel and the scary sleepover' come full circle to Jesus, the greatest Hero, King, Lover and Rescuer the world has ever known."
—More to Life Magazine, May 2007

"'The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name' disproves the adage that you can't judge a book by its cover. Jago's award-winning cover art is a foretaste of the whimsically insightful and richly colored drawings that await you on every one of the book's 351 pages. The illustrations alone are worth the price of the book. Jago the illustrator, and Sally Lloyd-Jones the author, are a good pair. She brings the same creativity and sense of humor to her telling of the Bible's stories. But Lloyd-Jones's writing isn't cutesy. She has a grasp of the profound. How does one explain to a child the agony of Jesus in Gethsemane, and his prayer of surrender to his Father? Lloyd-Jones does it as well as any biblical commentator. The title and subtitle are even better than the book's delightful illustrations and narrative -- because they provide, in one deft stroke, the interpretive key that unlocks the meaning of the whole Bible. 'The Jesus Storybook Bible' says it all: The Scriptures are not merely a collection of stories designed to teach moral lessons. As Jesus explained to the men walking the road to Emmaus on Resurrection Sunday, the whole Bible is about Jesus. In the words of the subtitle, every story whispers his name. Lloyd-Jones manages to show again and again the presence of Christ in all the Old Testament Scriptures, and the presence of the Old Testament Scriptures in the life of Christ."
—Christianity Today

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