Gospel Story Bible
I was looking for a Bible story book that would appeal to and also be Gospel-centered for diverse ages" children and parents alike. I chose this one! On one page of each two-page spread, unique, vibrant, stylized (modern art-esque) illustrations share the page with Let's Talk about It questions to gauge comprehension and also connect each story with the Gospel. On the opposite page is an in-depth retelling of the Bible selection, designed to be read aloud. One might argue that there's not enough to grab the child's attention for the length of the retelling. However, the tone is conversational and easily understandable; the retelling is engaging without compromising the Gospel message. And I would argue, the Gospel draws people to itself. These 156 retellings highlight key events from the Old and New Testament. Each one ends with a focus on the Gospel and how that particular story points to Jesus. Well worth it for young and old, new and veteran Christians. This story Bible can be used as a companion to the devotionals by the same author: Long Story Short (#062381) and Old Story New (#062382). 8.5" x 9", 328 pp, hc. ~ Ruth
A Gospel Story for Kids Resource
Can also be used as a companion storybook Bible to thedevotionals Long Story Short (OT) and Old Story New (NT) and Gospel Story Curriculum (OT and NT)
Can a Bedtime Story Actually Change Your Life?
It is easy to forget Jesus in the midst of frantic schedules, family squabbles, and conflicting priorities. But the truth is that he is the hero of every story, including these ordinary ones. This is why Marty Machowski puts God's plan of salvation in Christ on continuous display in The Gospel Story Bible. The easy-to-read storybook introduces your family to many captivating people, places, and events from the Bible's Old and New Testaments, showing how each one ultimately points to Jesus.
As you share these Bible stories together, you and your family will meet Jesus and learn a new, life-changing way of recognizing Christ as the hero of every story. Vibrant illustrations by A. E. Macha, child-friendly discussion questions, and Scripture references accompany each narrative to help you lead your family in exploring the Bible. You will be delighted to discover how easily even a young child can understand the original text of a story that he or she has already come to love. Ideal as a storybook for your preschooler, a devotional for your grade school student, a refresher for the adult believer, or an introduction for the new one, The Gospel Story Bible is also a companion to Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God and the forthcoming Gospel Story Sunday School curriculum.