Gospel-Driven Reading Recommendation

The Jesus Storybook Bible

It can be quite challenging to find solid Gospel-driven/centered children’s books. However, one such book is The Jesus Storybook Bible written by Sally Lloyd-Jones.

Speaking of this book, Tim Keller writes, “I would urge not just families with young children to get this book, but every Christian.”

Here is an example from the first few pages,

    “Now, some people think the Bible is a book of rules, telling you what you should do and shouldn’t do. The Bible certainly does have some rules in it. They show you how life works best. But the Bible isn’t mainly about you and what you should be doing. It’s about God and what he has done.

    Other people think the Bible is a book of heroes, showing you people you should copy. The Bible does have some heroes in it, but (as you’ll soon find out) most of the people in the Bible aren’t heroes at all. They make some big mistakes (sometimes on purpose). They get afraid and run away, At times they are downright mean.

    No, the Bible isn’t a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a Story…There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling one Big Story. The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them. It takes the whole Bible to tell this Story. And at the center of the Story, there is a baby…And this is no ordinary baby. This is the Child upon whom everything would depend. This is the Child who would one day- but wait. Our Story starts where all good stories start. Right at the very beginning…,” (pp. 14-17).

When I read these first few pages, I shouted, “Yes!” If you have been looking for something new, fresh and Gospel-centered for your children, I highly recommend this book.


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